Noosa Community Support
Seeking care and support for yourself or a loved one can be daunting, challenging and, at times, overwhelming. The first thing you need to know is that you are not alone on this journey.
Offering centre-based day and flexible respite, personal care, house cleaning, meal and transport assistance, shopping and social support, home maintenance and minor modifications and much more, Noosa Community Support is here to help both carers and their loved ones.
The principle of wellness and reablement underpins the work at NCS – which assumes that everyone has the capacity to improve. We plan services in partnership with clients and their carers, focusing and building on what people can do, whilst also acknowledging the things they find challenging. NCS aims to improve and develop an individual’s capacity to undertake activities, and where this is not achievable, to maintain their current capacity.
Noosa Community Support (NCS) facilitates social support groups in a well equipped centre. Activities and programs provide social interaction for eligible people who are aged over 65 years.
The Social Support Group activities provide interaction for clients who feel isolated whilst at the same time provide respite for carers. The centre operates 5 days per week (with the exception of public holidays) generally within the hours of 9.30am to 2.30pm. NCS provides lunch at the centre and can arrange transport to and from the venue.
There are a range of activities that include entertainers, outings, BBQs, high teas, Indoor/outdoor games, commemorative events, guest speakers and more.
View the latest Centre activities timetable
There are also other social groups that operate around the Shire with transport available. Activities support engagement within the wider community along with facilitating friendships to be built and maintained.
View the latest Out and About calendar
Fitness and Social Wellbeing activities operate throughout the Shire. These are provided by professional trainers to support mobility, strength and fitness. These are provided at a subsided rate for eligible people.
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Noosa Community Support provides support to people who wish to remain living independently:
Assistance for clients in their own homes, depending on individual needs and circumstances.
Flexible respite care assistance is provided to a client in their own home when carers are unavailable.
Daily personal self-care tasks for clients in their own homes: getting in and out of bed, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, eating, moving around the house etc.
Social support including shopping, paying bills, accessing community facilities and going out for a chat and a cuppa. Transport is available as part of this in home service delivery.
Domestic assistance including general house cleaning, bed making, pegging out laundry, cooking, and unaccompanied shopping or errands.
NCS staff can connect clients with Allied Health Services for Podiatry.
Noosa Community Support provides free safety related information, referrals and subsidised assistance to eligible clients unable to undertake or pay for critical maintenance services.
Eligible clients may also be able to access financial contributions relating to labour costs for minor home maintenance, repairs, modifications, falls, prevention and home security.
For information on eligibility and general enquiries contact the Noosa Community Support team on (07) 5329-6181.
Volunteer drivers use their own vehicles to transport clients to medical appointments between the Sunshine Coast, Gympie and Brisbane. Clients are collected from their homes, assisted to their appointments and returned home again.
Clients pay a nominal fee for transport to medical appointments, which is used to reimburse the volunteer drivers for their expenses.
The volunteer staff at Noosa Community Support (NCS) are integral to the service, their support is invaluable.
Volunteers undertake a wide range of activities alongside NCS staff members. For example, driving individuals/groups of clients to various locations around the Noosa Shire, or taking clients to medical appointments outside of the area; for volunteers who love to cook, a helping hand is always welcome in the kitchen and simply having a chat and a cuppa with clients helps to make their day very enjoyable too.
Volunteering at NCS is extremely rewarding, and the hours are flexible to suit individuals.
If you would like more information about volunteering with us, simply contact us on (07) 5239 6175 or email us at email@example.com
A team member will contact with you for an informal, obligation-free discussion.
Offering centre-based day and flexible respite, personal care, house cleaning, meal and transport assistance, shopping and social support, ,home maintenance and minor modifications and much more, Noosa Community Support is here to help both carers and their loved ones.
The principle of wellness and reablement underpins the work at NCS – which assumes that everyone has the capacity to improve. We plan services in partnership with clients and their carers, focussing and building on what people can do, whilst also acknowledging the things they find challenging. NCS aims to improve and develop an individual’s capacity to undertake activities, and where this is not achievable, to maintain their current capacity.
Noosa Community Support is a Noosa Council service and receives funding from various government sources:
The Federal Government’s Department of Health and Aging provides funding for NCS services to clients aged over 65 years (or 50 years and over for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people).
Home Assist Secure is funded by the Queensland Government’s Department of Housing and Public Works.
Member of Leading Age Services Australia (LASA)
This service provides low cost targeted assistance to help eligible, older people or people with a disability, who hold a Pensioner Concession Card, to remain living safely in their own home.
Phone: (07) 5329 6175
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Address: 11 Wallace Drive, Noosaville