Lifestyle Plus to run police care service

Police HomeCare Services will provide domestic support, personal care, community access, behavioural support, allied health and complex care.

The Police Association of South Australia has chosen Lifestyle Plus Group to operate a new home care business to provide aged care and disability services to its members and the state’s wider community.

Police HomeCare Services – which was recently officially launched in Adelaide by Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill Shorten – will provide services such as domestic support, personal care, community access, behavioural support, allied health and complex care.

It is owned and operated by the Lifestyle Plus Group and registered with both the NDIS and My Aged Care. The provider will also offer employment pathways for people who leave the police service and want to continue working and serving the community.

Lifestyle Plus Group has been delivering personalised, community disability and aged care services for over 10 years. Managing director Wayne Boden said the organisation aimed to build on the trust that’s inherent in the police name to deliver high-quality care services within the community.

“We’re grateful for the faith that the Police Association has shown in us – a privilege and responsibility that we take very seriously,” he said.

L to R: Stephen Norris, Mark Carroll, Bill Shorten and Wayne Boden;
Photo by Steve McCawley, courtesy Police Association of SA

With the launch of Police HomeCare Services, he said the organisation aimed to disrupt some unacceptable existing norms in the care services sector and lead the way towards a standard where transparency, dignity, and integrity in care was the highest priority.

“Demand for homecare services in the disability and aged care sectors will continue to grow. This will require high standards to be maintained across the care industry and new people to be attracted to work in the sector,” said Mr Boden.

Police HomeCare Services is the third organisation in SA to operate under the police banner alongside Police Credit Union and Police Health. Its immediate priority is to provide services to PASA members and their families before expanding to provide services to the broader community.

PASA president Mark Carroll said the partnership promised to pay significant dividends.

“It’ll be an invaluable practical service to our members and an investment in the future of the association,” said Mr Carroll. “And there’s the added bonus of Police HomeCare Services being based in the Police Association building.”

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