Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan today visited Catholic Care of the Aged to discuss the expansion of its services following a $1.38 million grant from the Federal Government’s Housing and Community Care (HACC) program.
The additional funds will allow Catholic Care of the Aged to expand its services and area of operation to include all of the Far North Coast.
Mr Hogan said the funding was part of a $240 million investment under the HACC program.
“This extra funding will help expand existing services and create new ones in identified priority areas of need across the Far North Coast,” he said.
The additional services for older members of our community provided by Catholic Care are Domestic Assistance, Social Support and Personal Care.
“We know there is a real need for these services which are essential to older people staying safe and well, and remaining connected to their community and in control of their own lives,” Mr Hogan said.
“The Australian Government believes that older Australians should have the support and care they need to continue to live at home as long as they choose.”
Other groups across Page to receive funding include Integrate Living Australia ($340,700), Southern Cross Care ($111,300), the Red Cross ($33,000), Baptist Community Service ($116,000), Kyogle District Care Connections ($147,750), Mid-Richmond Neighbourhood Centre ($207,700), the Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust ($210,500), Grafton District Meals on Wheels ($81,900) and Clarence Valley Home Modification and Maintenance Service ($37,200).