Funding Helps ItSoWel Continue To Help The Elderly In Our Community

Sharon Bird today visited the Italian Social Welfare (ItSoWel) Social Support Group to announce $18,159 in funding under Round 2 of the Stronger Communities Program (SCP) to upgrade the disability bathrooms at the ItSoWel Community Centre.


ItSoWel’s community centre is over 30 years old the upgrade is needed for many of their clients in the Social Support Group who are elderly and frail.


This matched funding will help ItSoWel continue to provide services to develop, maintain and support social interaction and independent living to frail aged, person with a disability and carers from the Italian-speaking community.


Sharon Bird said that it was important to help organisations such as ItSoWel to continue to provide these services.


“ItSoWel has provided services to the Italian-speaking community for over 30 years.  They continue to innovate and expand their services to ensure that the elderly and disabled in our community are supported,” Sharon Bird said.


“Management and staff at ItSoWel continue to look at ways in which they can provide better care for their Social Support Group clients.


“This funding will help to ensure that they can continue to care properly for their clients.