25 years ago on 1 July 1996 over 100 HACC staff from the East Gippsland Shire joined the existing team of 63 staff at Lakes Entrance Community Health Centre.
Since the transfer of HACC services, GLCH has become one of the busiest service providers in the local area – delivering a combined 132,151 hours of services in 2020/21 to 2,175 clients compared to 47,310 hours to just over 1,000 in our first year.
“We have fond memories of HACC services in the early days and we’re extremely proud of the way they have grown and of everyone who helped make that happen,” said Chris Tipa, executive manager of aged and disability services at GLCH.
Helen Gibson is one of the workers who transferred from EGSC in 1996. Helen says she has worked so long in the job that everyone knows her and counts the more variety of support that we can give our clients as one of the positive changes she has experienced over the last 25 years.
As the Aged and Disability team at GLCH moves into its next 25 years of HACC services, they reflect on their continued culture and ethos of community service and commitment to care.
“Our clients are always at the centre of our mission, strategy and future planning,” Mr Tipa added.
“We have an amazing team who are dedicated to improving the lives of their clients – not just by helping them live a better life at home, but by changing perceptions of age and ability and creating a more inclusive community.”
“It is an exciting future made possible by a strong 25-year foundation and a team of amazing people committed to caring for others.”
To learn more about our home care services click on the following link:https://glch.org.au/aged-and-disability-services/