Care & Housing

GoCo is funded to provide Assistance with Care and Housing to older people who have referrals from My Aged Care as part of the Commonwealth Home Support Programme.

Assistance with Care and Housing is available to you if you are an older person on a low income who is homeless, or at risk of homelessness. If you are struggling and need extra support, advocacy and links to the community, Assistance with Care and Housing will help you regain your independence and point you in a positive direction. GoCo can help you find the right accommodation or supports for your needs.

This can include:

  • finding housing through the private rental market
  • applying for affordable social housing
  • helping to identify and access supports
  • helping to maintain your current home

Who is eligible?

GoCo can assist older people who are eligible through My Aged Care. Clients must be over 50 years of age or over 45 years of age if Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Contact My Aged Care to be assessed and gain a referral for Assistance with Care and Housing.

What are the costs?

There are no costs for this program.

Service locations

What services are available?

  • Support to maintain existing tenancies
  • Help to find safe and suitable housing
  • Providing transport to view properties
  • Assistance with paperwork for a tenancy or social housing
  • New tenancy support and access to loans
  • Assistance with arrangements to relocate

Additional support includes:

  • Case management & Advocacy
  • Investigating alternative housing options
  • Liaison and referral to health, community care, welfare and social support services
  • Assistance with local support networks

Getting started

GoCo is here to help you find the right care and accommodation to suit your needs. You will first need to be registered with My Aged Care. The process may include the following steps.

  1. My Aged Care – Register yourself or an aged care provider such as GoCo can make a referral for you to undergo an assessment online or by phone 1800 200 422
  2. Needs Assessment – An Assessor will visit your home or talk to you over the phone to determine your support needs
  3. Support Plan – GoCo creates a Support Plan which may include case management, referral and/or advocacy
  4. GoCo Services – GoCo will coordinate links to other community services providers including GoCo services

If you need any help along the way the GoCo team is here to support you, contact us on 02 6740 2240 to enquire about Assistance with Care and Housing in your area.