Community Support

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There are diverse range of services within our Community Support team that are there to support you to live well and independently in your community.

Our team of skilled professionals can work with you on personal problems that may arise from matters such as financial difficulties, family violence, alcohol and/or drugs, age or disability. Our team can work with you to achieve your goals by providing information, support, advocacy, and services such as Meals On Wheels and Home Maintenance to support you living at home for longer.

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

Our ATOD service is available to adults and young people if you live, work, study or spend a
significant amount of time in Mitchell or Murrindindi Shires.

ATOD Support available at Nexus includes:
- Counselling and Recovery provides a range of services and intensive support as
required.
-Youth ATOD Worker assists young people aged 12-25 by providing a range of
appropriate services and support.
- Needle and Syringe Program provides clean needles and safe disposal at our
Broadford office.
- Non Residential Withdrawal Program provides information and support to professionals and clients considering a withdrawal from drugs or alcohol.
- Equine Assisted Learning/Therapy a program for people of all ages, and their
families, with alcohol and/or drug issues.

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Disability Case Management

Disability Case Management assists people aged 16 to 65 with a disability to engage in a more independent and active community life.

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Family Violence Support (women, children & men)

Nexus Family Violence Support assists you to identify and deal with the effects of family violence on yourself, your children, your relationships or your parenting. It also supports you to explore ways to increase your own safety or the safety of others including children.

Family Violence can (but is not limited to) include a range of behaviours such as:
- physical assault,- sexual assault,
- using children to manipulate,
- economic abuse, or
- spiritual abuse.

Nexus FV Support for Women: This service is for you if you are currently
experiencing family violence or you have experienced family violence in the past. If
you feel unsafe in your home, support is available, this can include:
Safety planning, Court support, Assistance with intervention orders, Housing advocacy, Links to Legal advice.

Nexus FV Support for Children:
Children can be hurt by: Physical abuse, Seeing family violence, Hearing verbal abuse, Living with tension and fear, Feeling responsible for the physical, and emotional safety of others, Learning that violence is a way of resolving problem.

Nexus FV Support for Men: This service is available if you want to stop
using violent and abusive behaviour and bring respectful ways of living and calmness
to your family. The Nexus Men’s Behaviour Change Group helps you better
manage you behaviours when angry, supporting you to make lasting changes in
life. We all get angry, but the important thing is what to do with this emotion. It is not anger
that hurts those who are closest to us, it is the behaviour.

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Family Violence-TIP

The Nexus Family Violence Therapeutic Interventions Project (FV-TIP) will provide new ways of intensive therapeutic support to women, children and their families who have experienced family violence within the Mitchell & Murrindindi Shires.

Our service is confidential and respectful of your needs, circumstances and culture.

Nexus FV-TIP can provide the following therapeutic interventions:
- Allied Health: (Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy) for children with developmental delays,
- Theraplay®: a trauma-informed attachment-based therapy for children and women,
- Nexus Horses Assisting You (HAY): Equine Therapy Program for children and women.

Accessing this service:
- You can contact us directly for an appointment on 1300 77 33 52 - no referral required.
- There is no cost for this service.

To download the FV-TIP Information Sheet Click here.

Financial Counselling

Financial Counsellors provide information, support and advocacy to assist people who are having difficulty with their finances.

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Gamblers Help

Gamblers Help Counselling and Gamblers Help Financial Counselling are free and confidential services that can provide you with information, advice and support.

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Home Maintenance

Home Maintenance is part of a range of Home & Community Care Services provided by our team to help you, or the person you care for, to remain independent and in your own home for as long as possible.

We can assist you with:

Help around the house – we can support you to maintain a safe household both inside and out. On the outside we offer basic home maintenance including window and gutter cleaning, minor pruning of overhanging tree limbs, home modifications such as grab rails or other equipment to support you.

Keep in mind: If you are 65 years and over (or 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders) and you want to access the Nexus Home & Community Care Services, please contact: My Aged Care Contact Centre on 1800 200 422 or visit www.myagedcare.gov.au and request Nexus as your preferred provider.

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Meals on Wheels

Helping you to eat well by providing delivered meals.

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Personal and Home Care

Personal & Home Care is part of a range of Home & Community Care Services provided by our team to help you, or the person you care for, to remain independent and in your own home for as long as possible.

We can assist you with:

·  Looking and feeling your best – our team will work with you to manage or modify personal tasks such as having a shower or getting dressed to ensure that you remain in control.

·  Healthy eating and food preparation – we can help you to develop and maintain a balanced and healthy diet by assisting you with tasks such as shopping & budgeting, and by introducing you to new meal preparation techniques that you might not have tried before.

• Help around the house – we can support you to maintain a safe household both inside and out. We can assist on the inside by keeping the floors tidy, making beds and completing the laundry.

Keep in mind: If you are 65 years and over (or 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders) and you want to access the Nexus Home & Community Care Services, please contact: My Aged Care Contact Centre on 1800 200 422 or visit www.myagedcare.gov.au and request Nexus as your preferred provider.

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Respite

Regular respite for carers provides support to you to care for your family members at home

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Transport Assistance

Transport Assistance is part of a range of Home & Community Care Services provided by our team to help you, or the person you care for, to remain independent and in your own home for as long as possible.

We can assist you with:

·  Getting out and about – we can support you to remain active in your local community by maintaining membership of your preferred interest groups and/or social activities. We can help you to get to the places that you want to go including health-related appointments.

Keep in mind: If you are 65 years and over (or 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders) and you want to access the Nexus Home & Community Care Services, please contact: My Aged Care Contact Centre on 1800 200 422 or visit www.myagedcare.gov.au and request Nexus as your preferred provider.

Download the Information Sheet