Funding boost for Pearce home support services

Older people and people with disability in Pearce will receive extra support to stay in their own homes thanks to a $96,429 boost from the Commonwealth and Western Australian Governments.

The funding is part of a $300 million commitment to the Home and Community Care Programme (HACC) across Western Australia to build on existing services and to deliver new ones.

Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, said that this funding, shared by three services in Toodyay, York and Beverley, would help expand existing services and create new ones in identified priority areas of need.

“We know that older Australians and people with a disability prefer to stay in their own homes and it is critical that they are able to live healthy, active and independent lives wherever possible and for as long as possible,” Mr Porter said.

“This funding will ensure better support services are available to those people who are able to stay in their own homes but who need assistance to do so.”

The HACC Programme assists over 74,000 people a year – approximately three per cent of Western Australia’s population and provides critical services that help people stay independent in their homes for longer.

The extra funding means that older people, as well as people with disability, will be able to receive the critical care they need while being able to maintain their independence and connection to the Pearce community.

More information regarding the HACC Programme can be found at https://agedcare.health.gov.au/programs-services/commonwealth-home-support-programme/commonwealth-hacc-program