ACHA (Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged) helps elderly people access secure and affordable housing. This service is available in QLD, SA, VIC and WA.
Red Cross can:
Red Cross currently provides housing services for older people in the following local government areas:
The ACHA program assists people who are:
- 65 years or older or
- Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and 50 years or older or
- showing early signs of ageing and
receiving a low income.
People will generally be:
How to access this service
Ring or email the ACHA caseworker using the contact details below.
Anyone can make referrals including the person themselves, the person's family or friends, service providers or community members.
After taking some basic information and establishing eligibility for the program, the caseworker will arrange for a time to meet you. If you can't get to our office the caseworker can meet you in a location convenient to you.
The caseworker will talk with you to understand your situation and preferences. They will investigate the options available to you. Together you will develop an action plan that reflects your goals and outlines the steps towards a more stable and secure future. Your ACHA caseworker plays an important link between you and other community supports that can assist you.
ACHA can assist you to obtain services, housing or care that allows you to maintain your independence and remain living in the community. The assistance offered is practical and tailored to meet your individual needs and circumstances.
There are no costs for these services.
An Australian Government initiative.
Visit the Aged Care Australia website.
78 Ash Street
Barcaldine QLD 4725
T 07 4651 2007
For people living in the Barcaldine and Longreach Shires
20 Edinburgh Street
Port Lincoln SA 5606
T 08 8683 0551
For people living in the city of Port Lincoln, District of Lower Eyre Peninsula and District Council of Tumby Bay.
Quantum Support Services Inc.
306 Main Street,
Bairnsdale VIC 3875
T 03 5152 8000
For people living in East Gippsland Shire
Grampians Community Health Service
23 David Street
Horsham VIC 3400
T 0481 438 767
For people living in Horsham Rural City, Hindmarsh Shire and Yarriambiack
Lot 22 Pioneer Street
Bridgetown WA 6255
T 08 9726 6700
For people living in the shires of Nannup, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Boyup Brook and Manjimup