b'Our work with older peopleWe believe older people deserve to live life, their way. By directly providing their allied health and We support older people to make their ownnursing services, we hope to better support choicesto maintain their independence,Uniting CHSP consumers, Home Care Package and live in their homes, stay connected andNDIS participantsenabling them to get the care enjoy their life, their way. they need in the home they love.With our in-home support and therapies, older people can stay in their own homesSafer housing forfor longer. We also offer services for carers,healing heartsso they can make relationships stronger and keep caring for longer.We believe everyone deserves somewhere to call We provide ways for older people to stayhome. Yet, more and more people are struggling connected in the community, even duringto find safe and secure housing. lockdowns. This includes group activities,Recent statistics show that older womencalling to check in and helping them userepresent a growing proportion of people technology that connects them with lovedexperiencing homelessness in Australia. So, inones, no matter where they are. May 2021, we opened a new facility in Melbournes eastern suburbs, offering older women a safe space to live while they work towards securing Help to stay at home long-term housing. Everyone should be able to live the life they wantMarrageil Baggarrook means Divine Womenwithout leaving the home they love. To makeand is a name given to us by the Wurundjeri such services more accessible, we launched ourCommunity. While staying there, women receive Nursing and Allied Health Program in Novemberthe support they need to move forwardincluding 2020. With this in-home support service, oldermental health services, help with their finances people can access the care they needand theand any other services they might need.independence they want.We partnered with the Victorian Government, Starting with Commonwealth Home Supportthe Uniting Church, Community Housing Program (CHSP) home maintenance andLimited and the Oak Building Group to create modification services, our teams began modifyingthis unique space. homes to make them easier to live in. EncouragingThis initiative wouldnt have happened without the independence, the CHSP can add shower seatsdedication and advocacy of the Mountview Uniting and other modifications to make homes accessible.Church congregation. To them, we say thank you Next, the program was joined by our long-runningfor your support and commitment and for being a Quick Response Service. After a fall or illness,voice for women who need a helping hand.this service can help someone get home soonerstaying in a familiar space as they recover.Expanding further, we added more nursing services in June, including occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry and nursing. 18 Uniting Vic.Tas Annual Report 2020-2021'