Home support services in Pearce to receive $988,975 boost

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Older people and people with disability in Pearce will get extra support to stay in their own homes thanks to a $988,375 boost from the Commonwealth and Western Australian Governments.

The funding is part of a $12.4 million funding round to the Home and Community Care Programme (HACC) across Western Australia to build on existing services, or to deliver new ones.

Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter said the funding would be shared by six services in Mundaring, York, Beverley, Northam and Lancelin.

“We know that older people in Pearce prefer to stay independent and in their own homes for as long as possible,” Mr Porter said.

“This funding will give better aged care options to people to help them stay in their homes and provide support services in their area.

This includes services like nursing, social support, respite care, domestic assistance, and transport – without which many people would not be able to continue live at home.

The funding allocations are as follows:

Rise Network – Mundaring
$41,251 – recurrent home maintenance and social support funding
$34,837 – one-off repair and maintenance funding and project funding for a for dementia clients

Wheatbelt Health Region
$2,418 – one-off gardening and home maintenance funding, York
$1,214 – one-off gardening and home maintenance funding, Beverley

Silver Chain Group – Northam
$863, 589 – recurrent assessment and client care coordination funding

DADAA Limited – Lancelin
$45,066 – one-off gardening and home maintenance funding

Mr Porter said this $12.4 million funding round formed part of a $288 million investment by the Commonwealth and Western Australian governments in the HACC programme across the State this financial year. This is $21.6 million more than last year.

The Commonwealth Government will contribute $174.8 million to the programme, with $113.2 million to be provided by the Western Australian Government.

“The Coalition Government is committed to ensuring that older Australians have the support they need to continue to live at home where possible,” Mr Porter said.