Social Support services

As of 1 July 2023, Council will no longer be a Commonwealth Home Support Programme provider. For information about alternative options, call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or Sharon Gill, Transition Officer on (03) 5422 0225. For further information about the transition to the new Commonwealth Home Support Programme providers view the media release announcing the new aged care providers for Macedon Ranges.

Our Social Support services assist older people, including those who may feel lonely or isolated, to participate and to feel included in community life.


  • Have a volunteer visit you at home for a chat and a cuppa, or to share a meal.
  • A volunteer can come to your home and assist you to use your mobile, iPad or laptop.
  • Get support to purchase a device e.g. a tablet or a mobile phone.

Accompanied activities

  • Transport to medical appointments
  • Have a cuppa at a local cafe
  • Grocery shopping with a Community Connections worker.

Telephone monitoring

  • Get a weekly or fortnightly phone call from a friendly volunteer.

These services may attract a fee, dependent on income.

Please note that we are not able to provide support to attend chemotherapy or radiotherapy appointments, or medical procedures.