About Us

Helping Hands is a one-stop service for all your Home and Personal Care needs.
We currently service the Great Lakes, Manning and Tea Gardens areas and operate from offices in Tuncurry .
Our team are here to assist you in anyway.
Please contact us for more information.

Our Staff

    Hannah Thrippleton Service Manager

      Kristie Smith Care Services Coordinator

        Dean Little Builder

          Beau Lowry Carpenter

            Mitchell Macaulay Administration Officer

              Shauna Wallace Administration

                Matt Little Administration

                  Ian Paulson Maintenance

                    Kobi Simon Maintenance

                    History

                    In 1991 – Home Maintenance and Modification Service was established. Aiming to create Aboriginal Apprenticeships in the growing building industry, this business drew on support from the local building industry for the establishment phase.

                    1993 – Helping Hands (home and personal care services), New Work Opportunities, skillshare and Jobskills (federally funded job creation programs involving six months work by disadvantaged unemployed on community projects) were all established. Targeting women returning to the workforce, this business has taken advantage of the aging demographic in our area and the health policy move to in-home care. Growth of this business has relied on networking and relationship building, drawing on a mix of private, community and government sector business. It receives support from the local clubs who provide funds for subsidised service provision to clients on low incomes.

                    The Helping Hands (domestic support and personal care) enterprise gained further contracts from health care insurers and the Department of Veterans Affairs.  In the growing home care industry, the Home Modification Service gained contracts with property managers in the rapidly growing tourism rental market.

                    In 2001- obtained an ongoing contract to deliver subsidised Home Care services to Department of Veterans’ Affairs clients.

                    In 2010 – gained NSW Supplier Status with Home Care NSW and were included on the Approved Panel of Providers (APOPS) for domestic, personal care and in-home respite.

                    In 2015 Great lakes Home maintenance & Modification service merged with Helping Helping hands. This merge was aimed at streamlining services and providing multipul services under the one name. Also, we obtained the Department of Health contract for the  CHSP (Commonwealth Home Support Program) Program.

                    In 2016 after providing disability services under the ADHC (Aging & Disability Home Care) Funding we have started our transition over to the NDIS as Approved and Registered Providers for Services eligible for the NDIS.

                    Helping Hands is supported by Club Forster through the Community Development Support Scheme Expenditure program.

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