Staying COVID19 Safe

We are together as a community.

“It is not unlikely that we could have COVID-19 outbreaks in our local area – we all will need to continue, as individuals, groups, clubs and businesses, to act and work together staying mindful, careful and safe.”

Why we will be working together with our community.

Our communities, who have shown courage and resilience during the COVID-19 lockdown period are celebrating our current success in managing to keep coronavirus infections from spreading and infecting our people, and with the state restrictions easing we are now aching to get out and about again. We would like to extend our gratitude to everyone who stayed at
Why we will be working together with our community home and to those who came for testing – it all contributed to the crushing of the curve in our region.
As a leadership group we know it is important for us not to be complacent – we will all need to keep working together to stay COVID-19 careful and safe.
Together we are combining our strengths to share practical information and motivation for all businesses and individuals in this joint newsletter – we want to make sure we are all taking responsibility in helping to support each other to keep this region clear from a possible outbreak of infection.

We are looking forward to keep working with you and will be keen for you to participate in any of the activities scheduled for the next few months, including visiting our COVID-19 Community Safe site, 108 Main Street and participating in the small business recovery workshop on Wednesday 24 June.
Stay safe. Liana, Kate and Greg

Download the  Stawell Newsletter  June 2020

COVID-19 might be changing things but our commitment to supporting our community is the same

Grampians Community Health in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Grampians Community Health (GCH) is committed to keeping our clients, staff, volunteers and community safe and healthy during this time.  Our service continues to offer support to our clients, just in a different way to meet the requirements of COVID-19 isolation guidelines.

Grampians Community Health provides a wide range of services to the communities of the Pyrenees, Grampians, Wimmera, Central Goldfields and Southern Grampians.

In the fight against the spread of Coronavirus, Grampians Community Health are temporarily closing the doors for client attendance at its Horsham, Ararat, Warracknabeal and St Arnaud offices as GCH staff are now working from their homes where possible while delivering ongoing  support to clients.

Grampians Community Health CEO Mr. Greg Little said, “In order to ensure the long term availability of staff for client services, Grampians Community Health has enacted its business continuity plan, the priority is to continue to provide essential services while modelling the recommended practices of social distancing, hand hygiene, and support to vulnerable people.”

Grampians Community Health delivers a wide range of services in areas of aged care, home care, mental health, alcohol and other drugs, family violence, gambling, general counselling, Employee Assistance Programs, the NDIS, community transport, housing, community nursing, chronic disease management and Drink and Drug Drive courses.
“Grampians Community Health programs including counselling, case management, NDIS, therapeutic treatment, behaviour change, family violence and homelessness support, mental health and aged care packages, and home support will mainly be delivered via video conference or telephone contact by our staff working from their home”, said Mr. Little.

Grampians Community Health has also commenced a ‘Home Isolation Support Service’ to residents of Northern Grampians Shire in response to the Coronavirus to assist people to get the support they need to remain at home safely.

Mr Little said “depending on what kind of assistance people need we put them in contact with our intake workers for further information and referral to services within Grampians Community Health. We also connect people with other organisations if we don’t have the services they require.”

Regular updates from the Department of Human Services and the Australian Government are provided to Grampians Community Health other health services in the region so that health services can be provided in the safest possible manner.

“If you or other people you know are planning to come to Grampians Community Health for support or services, before coming please contact us on 5358 7400, we might be able to save you a trip to get your support.” said Mr Little

Home Isolation Support Service – COVID19

Grampians Community Health  Home Isolation Support Service can provide the support you need.

If you or someone you know is self-isolating we can help you.

Contact GCH for assistance, call 5358 7400 or send us an email home.isolation@gch.org.au.

You’re not alone.

Availability:

Northern Grampians Shire and Ararat Rural City
Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm

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