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Our services are available to elderly residents or those with a disability including their carer who reside in the City of Knox or the South West Yarra Ranges. Bridges operates under the guidelines provided by the Department of Health through the HACC (Home and Community Care) policy. Through this policy Bridges promotes the Active Service Model which incorporates an individual goal directed care plan for all clients. Bridges Connecting Communities is supported by financial assistance from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments. Transport Services A team of volunteer drivers provide door to door transport for eligible residents to attend medical and allied health appointments, and social support activities when other transport options are unavailable or unsuitable. Pet Companion Program The Pet Companion Program is available to residents who are on an aged or disability pension and require assistance with the care of their pets. Phone A Friend The phone a friend program allows residents who for one reason or another are alone, lonely or isolated the opportunity to have regular contact with a familiar voice. Community Shopping Bus There is nothing better than going on a shopping trip and Bridges offers two regular shopping buses for your weekly shopping. Social Activities A large range of social activities are available throughout the year and are conducted at various venues around the City of Knox. We also arrange outings to various places of interest around Melbourne. Transport - Areas Serviced We can provide transport services to a number of facilities within in the City of Knox and as far as Box Hill Hospital, Monash Hospital, and Lilydale. Community Access The coordinator will organise transport and continue to assist until they are attending the group or activity of their choice. Fees & Donations A wonderful team of dedicated volunteer drivers sustain this service and if it was not for their ongoing support and devotion to volunteering this service would not be available. We request a small donation for this service to cover our expenses.

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