Celebrating the announcement are Chris Foley and Fraser Coast Family Networks’ Ross Jefress.
Celebrating the announcement are Chris Foley and Fraser Coast Family Networks’ Ross Jefress.

Maryborough scores funds windfall

MARYBOROUGH has scored a cool $222,000 in State Government funding to help deliver additional accommodation support to its disabled residents.

Disability Services Minister Annastasia Palaszczuk announced the funding for Fraser Coast Family Networks during her quick-fire visit to the Fraser Coast yesterday.

She said the funding was part of an extra $3.5 million that would be shared around the state.

“The extra funds will go to six non-government organisations in Maryborough, Townsville, Redlands and the Sunshine Coast,” she said.

“These organisations do a great job providing in-home care and support to people with a disability.

“They help people with everyday tasks like cooking, bathing, dressing, shopping, attending medical appointments and doing their banking.”

Ms Palaszczuk said $2.55 million of the funding would support 49 people with a disability right across the state.

“Many older parent carers worry about what will happen to their children when they’re no longer able to care for them. This individualised funding will help people with a disability access the support they need, while providing their families with the certainty they need to plan their future.”



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