Funds help home and community care
MORE than $270,000 in Federal Government funding has been handed to nine home and community care service groups on the Fraser Coast.
Member for Hinkler Paul Neville said the 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,” he said.
“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.”
The recipients were:
Blue Care Fraser Coast – an extra $176,984 for domestic help, health and personal care and centre-based day care
Centacare Fraser Coast – $39,784 for domestic help, social support, personal and respite care
Hervey Bay Meals on Wheels – $15,510 for a new gas range and planetary mixer to help with meal preparation
The Hervey Bay Day Care and Respite Centre – $8576 for allied health care and centre-based day care in Hervey Bay
The Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre TransComCare – $5994 for transport of clients
Burrum District Respite Association – $5298 for centre-based day care
Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre, Multicultural Respite Service – $5955 for social support, centre-based day car and respite care
Hervey Bay Home Assist Secure – $7385 for domestic help and home maintenance services
Wide Bay Respite Services Association – $4618 for respite care services.