MUDGEE SHIRE COUNCIL COMMUNITY SUPPORT CENTRE

The Mudgee Shire Council Community Support Centre is a community resource centre that offers a variety of services and information to the residents of Mudgee and surrounding districts.

Mudgee Shire Council's Social and Community Plan was developed in 2000, with the Social Planning Advisory Committee (SPAC) established to review the key recommendations in the plan. These were to increase the level of information about community services, support local community services and agencies, address accommodation issues for those in crisis and for people with a disability, and improve youth services.

The Mudgee Shire Council Community Support Centre covers a wide variety of services:

Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels commenced in Mudgee in 1963, providing hot meals for both town and rural Shire residents, now 7 days a week. The aim of the service is to provide nutritional assistance to people who are permanently or, in some cases, temporarily unable to cater for themselves. It is designed to assist the frail-aged, younger people with disabilities and their carers, to remain in the comfort of their own home. There is an initial assessment to establish eligibility for the service and then re-assessment as required.
Ph: (02) 6372 7124

Community Transport
Community Transport has 18 volunteer drivers who drive residents over 15,000 kms p.a. to medical appointments, on shopping trips and other appointments, be it just around the town or all the way to Sydney. These residents are those who are in situations where they have limited or no access to other transport options. Fees associated with the Community Transport Service are based on the distance travelled. For additional information and fares:
Ph: (02) 6372 2700

Home Modification and Maintenance Service (HMMS)
HMMS helps to transform homes to improve accessibility. Its aim is to assist people to remain in their own home rather than having to move into a nursing home or hostel accommodation. The Service specialises in home modifications, maintenance, adjustments and advice on building related matters. Those eligible are frail-aged persons with a disability, a person with a disability who requires support and assistance, or a person who is the primary carer of one of the above.
For more info on the type of work done and costs:
Ph: (02) 6372 7120

Host Family Respite Care Service
Host Family Respite is a service which offers temporary care of a disabled person. Care may be in the home of a host family, in the client's own home or may provide an outing in the community. Respite care allows the parents and families with a disabled member to have a little time for themselves. The service can be used for a few hours regularly each week, overnight, for a weekend a month, or up to 4 weeks a year.
Ph: (02) 6372 6033

Community Project Officer
The Community Project Officer offers advice and support to the community on a range of issues including the sourcing of appropriate funding and works with the community in addressing gaps in social services in the Shire.
Ph: (02) 6372 5819

88 Market Street,                      
Mudgee NSW 2850                   

Office Hours: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

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Ph:  (02) 6372 5819
Fax: (02) 6372 7123         

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