Bess home & community care Inc. is a not-for-profit community group. Established in 1981 and incorporated in 1988. Care of the aged is now recognised as a rapidly increasing responsibility of the community and the growth in Bess’ services is testament to this.
In the last ten years we have grown from a 100 client base to around 850 and from one part time coordinator and a few volunteers to 5 full time and 6 part time office staff, 18 support workers and just over 100 volunteers.
This service has been in Busselton for 33 years now and 8 years in Margaret River. Due to changes in government funding Bess secured it’s future by joining with Community Home Care on the 1st July 2017. We are now part of a South West organisation with offices in Bunbury, Donnybrook, Collie, Busselton, Margaret River and Bridgetown.
Services we provide include:
- Meals on Wheels
- Domestic Assistance
- Home Maintenance
- Other Food Services
- Respite Care
- Personal Care
- Social Support
These services are funded by the Home and Community Care (HACC) program.
We are also a provider of Commonwealth funded Home Care Package and a preferred provider of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Bess has a private arm to its organisation which provides services to those people who are not recognised by government funding bodies as being eligible.
Bess has now extended its Transport service making it available for people living in “low care residential” accommodation. Low Care Residents can access transport to attend appointments in their local community, Bunbury and Perth.