Home and Community Care Funding

CatholicCare.jpgSharon Bird, Federal Member for Cunningham, today welcomed the recent announcement of $1,557,661 in Home and Community Care (HACC) funding for local organisations.

The Commonwealth’s Home and Community Care programme provides funding for Older Australians to receive basic maintenance, support and care services in their own homes.  These services include cleaning, social support and transport.

“The HACC funding helps our older Australians retain their independence and stay in their homes longer by assisting with things they are no longer able to do,” Sharon Bird said.

Funding was provided to the following organisations:

 

Greek Welfare Centre

$138,546 for centre based day   care.

ItSoWel

$25,000 for social support

Multicultural Communities   Council of Illawarra

$43,000 for centre-based day   care.

Northern Illawarra Meals on   Wheels

$35,000 for social support.

Presbyterian Aged Care

$244,000 for domestic assistance   and social support.

Wesley Mission

$430,650 for personal care,   respite care and social support.

CatholicCare

$641,465 for domestic   assistance, personal care, respite care, social support and transport.

 

“These local organisations provide great services to our older people and their carers which include day care services and respite care so that carers can have a break from caring for their loved ones in the home.”

“Receiving some help with cleaning or a couple of meals and other things that become more difficult as we get older is really important in helping people to remain in their home, in a familiar environment and around their neighbourhood for longer.  The HACC grants help our local organisations to provide these much needed services,” Sharon Bird concluded.