Blue Haven Care provides services that help older people to engage with the community.
Kiama Community Transport provides a door to door transport service aimed at assisting clients to remain independent and living in their own homes.
Services include transport to non-urgent health and medical appointments, shopping, library visits, community adult daycare groups and special events. This service is available to residents within the Kiama Local Government Area who are:
- Frail aged or who have a disability and are not living in residential care
- Care for a frail aged person or someone with a disability
- Unable to access mainstream public transport services or private transport.
Process of referral
Referral can be made by individuals, carers, family members, friends or government and non-government agencies. All referrals must go through My Aged Care by ringing 1800 200 422. On receipt, the Coordinator will contact the referee to explain the scope of transport services available and complete assessment and documentation.
-Patricia, Community Transport client
"The Community Transport Bus is a wonderful service and has been a Godsend to me. To be picked up at the door and dropped off at the hospital and not have to worry about the return trip home really helped my recovery. It removed stress and physical effort. The volunteers have been fantastic- always cheerful, ready to support me...and made the journey pleasant...and I arrived in a cheerful and happy state of mind."
-John and Thelma, In Home Support clients
"I gave up driving just before I turned 90 and Blue Haven Care has been fantastic - we can get to medical appointments, go shopping and get to Shellharbour or Nowra on the bus. Thelma and I have become friends with the drivers of the vehicles that take us around - they're the friendliest people and always willing to help when you need it."