Disability support

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) 

Maroondah Council offers support to navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Please contact Kim Henderson on 0419 185 106 or email kim.henderson@maroondah.vic.gov.au.

Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC PYP)

There are a range of services for younger people with a disability and their carers as part of the Victorian government funded Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC PYP).

The program provides support for younger people with disabilities whose capacity for independent living is at risk and:

  • are under 65 years of age (or under 50 for people who are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait identity)
  • have functional limitations affecting their ability to manage day-to-day activities
  • need support to live independently at home, or to access their community

Services are targeted to people with moderate, severe, or profound disabilities and their unpaid carers.

For older people with a disability see Home Support services for seniors and older people.

HACC PYP services available

  • Living at Home Assessment (determines eligibility and priority for services)
  • Care Coordination
  • Carer Support
  • Domestic Assistance
  • Personal Care
  • Respite Care
  • Nursing Services
  • Property Maintenance
  • Delivered Meals 

How to access HACC PYP services

Council is no longer a provider of HACC PYP from 1 July 2019. Mecwacare is now providing HACC PYP services to residents who live within the Maroondah Council area.

You can contact Mecwacare yourself, or on behalf of someone else (with their consent):

Further information

If you have any questions about the disability support services and how to access them, call our Maroondah City Council Aged & Disability team on 9294 5729.

Other support services

  • Disability Gateway 
    Provides information and services to help people with disability, their family, friends and carers, to find the support they need. 
  • Carer Gateway 
    Provides information, practical advice and connection to pathways for support. Supports include help and advice, respite and financial help.
  • Melbourne East Disability Advocacy (MEDA)
    MEDA is a not for profit organisation dedicated to promoting and protecting the rights and interests of people with intellectual disabilities.