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December 4th, 2010

More Than $2 Million for Fraser Coast Home and Community Care Services
Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Almost $2.4 million has come into Home and Community Care services on the Fraser Coast, including $1.8 million to secure a site for a new respite service to be run by the Kalang Respite Care Centre Aboriginal Corporation.

Local Federal Member Paul Neville said the entire allocation of funding was a much-needed boost for local support agencies, and meant aged and frail people could stay in their own homes longer.

“We know the majority of people prefer to continue living in their own homes, and HACC services can provide people with that option while giving them greater independence.

“This funding will help these organisations provide services which maintain and improve the quality of life for older and disabled Australians.

“Without services such as domestic assistance, centre-based day care, meals, transport and home nursing, many local older residents and people with disabilities would have to move into residential care facilities, rather than stay in their own homes.”

Details of the local grants are:

• Kalang Respite Care Centre – $1.8 million to secure land and construction of a new building to provide centre-based day care and social support services
• Kalang Respite Care Centre – $139,838 for a new bus
• Kalang Respite Care Centre – $195,791for allied health care, centre-based day care, domestic help, meals, transport and social support
• Blue Care Fraser Coast – an extra $176,984 for domestic help, health and personal care and centre-based day care
• The Hervey Bay Day Care and Respite Centre – $8,576 for allied health care and centre-based day care in Hervey Bay
• The Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre TransComCare – $5,994 for transport of clients
• Burrum District Respite Association – $5,298 for centre-based day care
• Centacare Fraser Coast – $39,784 for domestic help, social support, personal and respite care
• Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre, Multicultural Respite Service – $5,955 for social support, centre-based day car and respite care
• Hervey Bay Home Assist Secure – $7,385 for domestic help and home maintenance services
• Wide Bay Respite Services Association – $4,618 for respite care services
• Hervey Bay Meals on Wheels – $15,510 for a new gas range and planetary mixer to help with meal preparation

Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha

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