GoCo Reopens Offices – COVID-19 Update

As COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease, GoCo will open its offices to the public from Tuesday 9 June 2020 for individual transactions.

The team has been busy readying office spaces to welcome back clients in a safe and supportive environment, to help older people across north west communities who require aged care assistance in their homes and community.

All visitors to GoCo offices will be asked to comply with key COVID-19 rules to ensure the safety of staff and our community.

‘We know our clients and volunteers are in the most vulnerable group of people so it is important that we are extra careful, when it comes to opening our doors,’ GoCo Executive Manager, Bruce Mercer said.

‘The key messages are no surprise – stay home if you are unwell, sanitise your hands and sign in upon entry into our offices and maintain social distance,’ Mr Mercer said.

Booking appointments in advance to see GoCo team members will also assist with meeting social distance restrictions.

GoCo’s much loved social groups will remain on hold; however, this will be revised in the coming weeks when alternative plans and protective measures have been put in place.

‘The continued health and well being of our clients has been our main priority throughout the pandemic, meaning our essential services such as Home Care Packages, transport, meals and shopping assistance continue on,’ Mr Mercer said.

The team is ready to assist new clients with Home Care Packages, in home and community support across the region. Book a consultation with a member of the team in Barraba, Kootingal, Nundle, Tamworth, Gunnedah or Narrabri today.

If you are out of these locations? GoCo can come to you.

Service updates will be available at gococare.com.au or GoCo’s Facebook page.

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Home Visits Recommence – COVID-19 UPDATE

Although things are different and we are unable to shake your hand or give you a hug, the GoCo Team is still committed to providing services and supports to older people across our communities in the North West of NSW.

As COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease, GoCo will recommence home visits from Wednesday 27 May 2020 for clients who require reviews, assessments and to facilitate continuity of care. I order to maintain good practice around hygiene and social distancing, the GoCo team will be in contact with clients in advance to confirm that you and members of your household are well and comfortable with the visit.

You will be asked a range of questions to determine whether the home visit will go ahead.

GoCo continues to follow recommendations from government and aged care peak bodies and currently our offices remain closed to the public until further notice. But we are still here, the Team remains available to assist you over the phone or by email to change or implement new services. If you have experienced a change in circumstances and require additional supports please don’t hesitate to contact the GoCo Team for help.

Unfortunately due to our vulnerable older client base our much loved social groups will remain on hold. This will be revised when we receive an update in advice.

GoCo Executive Manager, Bruce Mercer, reassures GoCo clients that the Team continues to remain committed to delivering our essential services to clients.

‘The continued health and wellbeing of our clients is our main priority meaning our essential services such as transport, meals and shopping assistance continue on,’ Mr Mercer said.

‘The Team is here to help with all your assistive equipment needs with items such as tablets to keep connected to loved ones and medical alert pendants to give peace of mind, which are very popular at the moment.’

GoCo has also made a significant investment in personal protective equipment so that all offices and vehicles remain stocked with items to maintain hygiene and safety standards.


GoCo Guidelines for COVID-19 Update

GoCo is continuing to review health advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and has put in place changes to meet guidelines for public safety. Due to the vulnerability of GoCo’s client and volunteer base, all staff, volunteers and clients are required to note and follow the below information to protect the safety of our community.
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GoCo’s Guidelines for COVID-19

GoCo is continuing to review health advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and has put in place changes to meet guidelines for public safety. Due to the vulnerability of GoCo’s client and volunteer base, all staff, volunteers and clients are required to note and follow the below information to protect the safety of our community.

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NDIS Funding Boost For Gunnedah Council

Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson, and Minister for Disability Services, Ray Williams, visited Gunnedah Shire Council on Friday. They announced $35,000 in funding to support the Council’s transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The funding will be used to continue to deliver frontline services, improve transparency and increase engagement with local Aboriginal families.

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Celebrate Grandparents Day with GoCo

Picnic on the Lawn

GoCo Community Care is celebrating the role grandparents and older people play in the community with a Grandparents Day get together for residents to connect across generations.

The event, supported by Family and Community Services NSW (FACS), will be held on Sunday, 29 October from 10am to 1pm. Read more »