Home & Community Care (HACC)

Home & Community Care (HACC)


Between 2011 and 2014 HealthWest received funding for HACC Active Service Model (ASM) and Growth projects.

The ASM Project was supported by funding from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments under the HACC program. HealthWest received an initial 12 months of funding under the ASM seeding grants program in 2011, this was extended for an additional 24 months with projects ceasing in September 2014. The project was established to support capacity building for Active Service Model implementation.

The Western HACC Growth Project was funded under the ‘Ageing in Growth Corridors: HACC Service Development Action Research Project’, that was conceived by the North West Metropolitan Region (NWMR) Department of Health in 2011. The project was established to build the capacity of the Home and Community Care (HACC) service system to meet the support needs of the target population; in an environment of rapid population growth in the growth corridors of the NWMR.

Below is a list of reports and resources developed within these projects.

Previous work

  • Brimbank Home & Community Care (HACC) Orientation Tool
    • This tool is designed for use by staff working in HACC services in the Brimbank area to increase their knowledge of available HACC services and improve pathways of care.
  • Planning for growth and change in home support and community care
  • Key Messages for GP Clinics about HACC
    • This suite of tools is designed for use with General Practice staff to improve knowledge of HACC services, streamline referrals, strengthen communication pathways and shape HACC service users’ expectations in line with the Active Service Model. You can view the factsheet, the presentation, and the client pathway referral chart.
  • Existing and Emerging HACC Populations Consultation Report
    • In 2012 HealthWest commissioned a community consultation to explore the perceived needs of the future HACC population in the Melton and Wyndham growth corridors.
  • Communication Tool: Support in your Home and Community and Poster
    • This tool is designed for use by HACC agencies and GPs with the HACC target group to enhance understandings of HACC services amongst consumers. This tool was developed using a health literacy lens throughout 2013 in consultation with consumers (n=29) and service providers.
  • Co-location Resource – Progressing Toward an Active Service Model: Examples of colocation from HACC services
    • In 2013 HealthWest coordinated a forum about colocation for Home and Community Care (HACC) services and collated examples of colocation practices into a resource.
  • Active Service Model Project Report
    • The HealthWest Active Service Model (ASM) Project brings together ten Home and Community Care (HACC) funded organisations in a collaborative approach to ASM implementation. ASM is a quality initiative of the Victorian Department of Health which aims to work with HACC clients promoting wellness and/or active ageing.