Lively Home Care

Flexible, friendly and fun support from a reliable young person in your local community

Lively Home Care offers home help with a difference. We connect you with a friendly young Helper who can provide you with flexible support to help you live well at home, stay connected and enjoy life. In turn, you get to provide a young person from your local area with meaningful employment, and the chance to learn from your lifetime of experience. Together, you’ll get to know, learn from and support each other, forming a meaningful connection that’s about much more than ‘home care’.

Some things our Helpers can support you with include:

• Help with cleaning, tidying and odd jobs around the home
• Basic garden maintenance
• Assistance with shopping and basic meal preparation
• Help to get out and about to social or leisure activities
• Help with walking or caring for pets
• Transport to help you get out and about
• Help with learning about and using new technology
• And much more!

How it works


We meet with you to explore your needs and how we can help. Together, we develop a care plan and budget that outlines how we will support you.


We help match you up with a young person who we think you’ll hit it off with. We help introduce you and get the ball rolling!


You work directly with your Lively Helper to schedule visits and plan how you use your time together. You’re in the driver’s seat!


We step in to support you if ever you need help, advice or to change your care arrangements. And if your Lively Helper can’t meet a particular need, we help bring in others who can.

“It’s been a breath of fresh air – it’s been a Godsend! I wouldn’t have been able to go to the places we’ve gone on my own, and I wouldn’t have the flexibility if I was with a Council thing. They have all these set ideas – ‘this is how you help people’ – this isn’t like that. We seem to click in well… I would have her as a carer any day. She’s marvellous – I’ll give her 100%!”

“I’m very, very grateful. I feel very lucky – it’s so good. For somebody like myself who has multiple disabilities, who physically can’t do things that I used to be able to do easily, having this process of being able to have somebody there who does those little things, it’s almost quite humbling because there’s nowhere else I can get the help. She’s very honest. It’s a secure feeling to know that ‘I can wait until Ebony gets here’’.

We are an approved provider of home care services, so if you’re in receipt of a Home Care Package, we can work with you to co-ordinate the support you need and manage your funding. This can include bringing in nursing and Allied Health support in addition to the help provided by your Lively Helper.

We also offer services on a private fee-paying basis. Our pricing schedule is available here.

We’re working to build a more human, more fun and much less institutional model of care. Keen to be a part of it, or to find out more? Get in touch with us by filling in the form below or by calling our care coordinator Ruby directly on (03) 9070 4716 to find out more and chat about how we could work together. We look forward to hearing from you!

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