In April 2019, a strategic review was undertaken to consider the Council’s future role in the provision of aged and disability services.
A key driver of the review were the fundamental changes in the operating and funding environment for the aged and disability services sector due to the introduction of Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP), Home and Community Care for Younger People (HACC-PYP) and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The Council, at its meeting on 13 November 2019, resolved that a formal expression of interest process be undertaken to identify poitential alternative aged and disability service providers.
In September 2020, after considering the outcomes of the expression of interest process, the Council resolved to continue to provide aged and disability services until 30 June 2022 and that an Aged and Disability Services Transition Plan be developed.
With effect from 1 July 2022, Benalla Rural City Council is no longer a provider of aged and disability services in the home. All former clients have been transitioned to the new service providers chosen by the Australian and Victorian Governments.
Council will continue to advocate for the needs of all members of our community.