The aim of this resource is to:
Capture data specific to the population and local government area of Darebin. -- Provide Darebin services with a useful tool to support planning and change. -- Make available a resource that can be utilised to advocate for the services our communities require, to ensure its members are living life to the full. -- During the calendar year 2014, 7,670 clients were provided with a HACC service in the Darebin area. The proportion of residents using HACC services increased with age, from eight per 1000 in the 0–49 age group to nearly one-half (460 per 1000) in the age group 80 years and over. -- A total of 39 different agencies were funded to provide HACC services to Darebin residents in 2015, eight of which were funded to provide Allied Health services. Overall, funding for HACC in Darebin grew by 6.7% from 2013 to 2015. The biggest increases in terms of raw figures were for Allied Health and Nursing. However, the largest increase in funds by far was for Delivered Meals, which more than doubled. This increase in funding is surprising but may reflect government recognition of increased costs. -- It is difficult to predict changes in service provision with any confidence. While changes in the population may cause parallel changes in service provision, this is not always the case. Ultimately, changes in provision of services depend on policy decisions and funding at all three levels of government. In addition, for smaller services, changes may be unpredictable and due to fluctuations in staffing.