Home » Funding

Funding support

There are many forms of support available in community that could help people in need. Sadly, many of the supports are hard to find, hard to understand, have complex eligibility rules, and can be hard to work with once you are in. We are here to help.

For some people, we simply help find and deliver all the services they need. Others cannot get the help they need without financial support.

LINK works with you and your family to help identify the financial support that is available and helps you navigate through the eligibility rules and ongoing administration.

People are not all the same. Funding support is not all the same. People may be eligible for different forms of funding and support under different programs, different levels of government or other services and organisations. Its complex, messy, hard to find, and sometimes frustrating.

LINK will help bring this together into something that works for you. We will deal with the complexity so you don’t have to.

Help with financial support and eligibility rules

We identify and deliver the services that best fit your needs – and help source available funding and eligibility for those in financial need.

NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides $22Bn in funding to ~500,000 Australians who qualify under the scheme, out of 4.3m Australians who have some form disability.

We help you navigate to get the best out of your NDIS eligibility.

LINK is accredited to deliver our high quality care and transport services to agency managed, plan managed or self managed clients – directly or through your plan manager – as a stand-alone service or in partnership with councils, community health and other providers.

No funding? Self Funded? Already registered? Just starting now? With another provider? Feel like you are missing out? Just plain confused!….

HACC PYP

The Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC PYP) is a Victorian program that provides services to support younger people with disabilities, and their carers.

We help you navigate to get the best out of your HACC PYP eligibility.
LINK is accredited to deliver our high quality care and transport as a stand-alone service or in partnership with councils, community health and other providers.

No funding? Self Funded? Already registered? Just starting now? With another provider? Feel like you are missing out? Just plain confused!….

CHSP

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is a Commonwealth program that funds services for older people to live independently in their homes and communities, and respite services to give carers a break. The program aims to: help people live as independently as possible; work with them, rather than doing things for them, and give a small amount of help to a large number of people.

LINK helps you get the best out of your CHSP eligibility, delivering quality services directly, in combination with other service, other support, and links to health services, community programs and other support.

No funding? Self Funded? Already registered? Just starting now? With another provider? Feel like you are missing out? Just plain confused!….

Home Care Packages

Home Care Packages are a Commonwealth program to deal with your higher care needs, where consumers have more control over who delivers the care and services that best benefit your health and wellbeing needs at home and in the community.

There are four different tiers of Home Care Packages (HCP) available for basic, low, intermediate or high care, with amounts allocated on the basis of an assessment by an Aged Care Assessment Team service (ACAT).

We help you navigate to get the best out of your HCP eligibility.

LINK is accredited to deliver our high quality care and transport services – directly or through your plan manager – as a stand-alone service or in partnership with councils, community health and other providers.

No funding? Self Funded? Already registered? Just starting now? With another provider? Feel like you are missing out? Just plain confused!….

TAC

LINK is not yet accredited to manage your TAC funding. Please check back soon.

However, we can still deliver our high quality care and transport services through your accredited funding manager – as a stand-alone service or in partnership with councils, community health and other providers.

We help you navigate eligibility to get access to TAC support where available.

No funding? Self Funded? Already registered? Just starting now? With another provider? Feel like you are missing out? Just plain confused!….

WorkCover

LINK is not yet accredited to manage your Workcover funding. Please check back soon.

However, we can still deliver our high quality care and transport services through your accredited funding manager – as a stand-alone service or in partnership with councils, community health and other providers.

We help you navigate eligibility to get access to Workcover support where available.

No funding? Self Funded? Already registered? Just starting now? With another provider? Feel like you are missing out? Just plain confused!….

Veterans

LINK is not yet accredited to manage your Veterans funding. Please check back soon.

However, we can still deliver our high quality care and transport services through your accredited funding manager – as a stand-alone service or in partnership with councils, community health and other providers.

We help you navigate eligibility to get access to Veterans support where available.

No funding? Self Funded? Already registered? Just starting now? With another provider? Feel like you are missing out? Just plain confused!….

Palliative Care

LINK is not yet accredited to manage your Palliative Care funding. Please check back soon.

However, we can still deliver our high quality care and transport services through your accredited funding manager – as a stand-alone service or in partnership with councils, community health and other providers.

We help you navigate eligibility to get access to Palliative Care support where available.

No funding? Self Funded? Already registered? Just starting now? With another provider? Feel like you are missing out? Just plain confused!….

Hospital to Home

The Transition Care Program (TCP) is a joint Commonwealth / State program that aims to minimise the number of older people experiencing inappropriate, extended lengths of stay in hospital or being prematurely admitted to residential care.

Transition care provides short-term care for older people to help them recover after a hospital stay. Transition care can last up to 12 weeks and take place in an aged care (nursing) home, a person’s home, the community, or a mix of all of these.

People receiving Commonwealth funded home care packages can access TCP if assessed by the ACAT service as eligible while in hospital and if the program can provide the required support. TAC, Worksafe and Veterans’ Affairs recipients may also be eligible for transition support.

Please talk to us about your specific circumstances, and whether LINK can provide you with the necessary levels of support to allow you to get adequate support to recover from hospital treatment in your own home.

No funding? Self Funded? Already registered? Just starting now? With another provider? Feel like you are missing out? Just plain confused!….

Self-Funded

Self-funded should not mean unsupported. People may be self-funded because they are not eligible for certain programs, and, quite commonly, because they do not need to, or want to rely on public funding.

Much of the mainstream health, disability and aged care system is designed around getting services for disadvantaged people who cannot afford to pay,

Ironically, the design of the system means that self-funded clients have a huge battle to get the support they need to support their independent wellbeing at home – even though they can afford to pay. 

Self-funded clients deserve the very best advice, guidance and service to help them live well and independently at home, and stay connected to services and community.

Self-funded clients should still be offered classes, outings, social opportunities, fit-for-purpose assisted transport, an ability to get to family and community functions, and all of the things that contribute to being able to live your best life.

LINK is here to help.

No funding? Self Funded? Already registered? Just starting now? With another provider? Feel like you are missing out? Just plain confused!….

Support for Carers

The Support for Carers Program (SCP) is a Victorian Government program that provides flexible support to carers based on their specific needs. This may include time off (flexible respite) to look after your own physical and mental health and wellbeing – or just get a well earned rest. It may include looking after your loved one so you can take a break – or support for yourself in counselling, referral and services to help plan long term care arrangements, peer support groups, or connection to social groups and gatherings. Or any or all of the above!

The program is designed to support the carer, or both the carer and the person they care for, separately in different ways, or at the same activity, time and place. It could include sharing in an enjoyable trip to a quiet scenic location, or a stimulating activity in the local community.

An eligible carer is anyone who provides care for a partner, friend, family member or loved one with care needs. As a carer, you may be supporting a person with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, an older person with care needs, or a person in palliative care.

Please talk to us about your specific circumstances, and how LINK can best plan and tailor support service that help you maintain your health, wellbeing and stamina – so you can keep going with your vital caregiving role – and look after your own needs in the process.

No funding? Self Funded? Already registered? Just starting now? With another provider? Feel like you are missing out? Just plain confused!….

Other funding

Hospital in the Home

Hospital in the Home (HITH) is a Victorian Government program that provides Hospital care in the comfort of the patient’s home or other suitable location. Research findings demonstrate that patients have improved outcomes and recovery at home with fewer complications such as infection, delirium and confusion.

HITH is an alternative to an inpatient stay. Patients are still regarded as hospital inpatients, and remain under the care of their hospital doctor. Care may be provided by nurses, doctors, or allied health professionals, and additional home supports arranged as required.

Please talk to us about your specific circumstances, and whether LINK can provide you with the necessary levels of support to allow you to get hospital treatment in your own home.

No funding? Self Funded? Already registered? Just starting now? With another provider? Feel like you are missing out? Just plain confused!….

Others forms of support

There are many many other forms of support available in the community that do not necessarily take the form of funding programs. 

LINK will help identify, meet eligibility requirements and engage you with all of the different services and support that can help you live your best life.

This includes:

  • Companion card (for carer access to services)
  • Half price taxi cards
  • Healthcare cards
  • Local council events programs
  • Community health programs
  • Advocacy and elder rights programs
  • Legal and financial services
  • Seniors discounts from utilities & services 
  • Seniors discounts from entertainment & companies
  • Mental health services
  • Seniors clubs and social groups
  • Community, ethnic and religious groups
  • Active aging exercise and social groups
  • Counselling and grief support groups 
  • Dementia support groups
  • Continence support groups
  • Hearing and sight support groups
  • Assisted mobility technology and equipment
  • Vehicle modification options and advice

And much much much more.

No funding? Self Funded? Already registered? Just starting now? With another provider? Feel like you are missing out? Just plain confused!….