The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, has announced a $189,921 funding boost to Home and Community Care services in Knox.
Frail, older people and younger people with a disability in Knox will get extra support to stay in their own homes thanks to the additional funding.
This includes assistance for nursing and allied health care, personal care, domestic assistance, meals, social support, as well as respite services for carers, without which many people wouldn’t be able to remain living independently.
Mr Tudge said the Home and Community care funding would be distributed among fourteen services throughout Knox.
“This extra funding will help expand existing services or create new ones in identified priority areas of need across Knox, to support residents who need help to continue to live at home,” said Mr Tudge.
“It will also help people to keep active and involved in our community.
“These services are all essential to older people and people with a disability staying safe and well, and remaining connected to their community and in control of their own lives,” said Mr Tudge.
The Assistant Minister for Social Services, Mitch Fifield, said the funding was part of the $668 million in joint Australian and Victorian funding invested in the Home and Community Care program across Victoria this financial year.
“The Australian Government believes that older Australians deserve to have the support they need to live active and healthy lives, and to continue to live at home when possible,” Senator Fifield said.
“The Home and Community Care program provides critical services that help older people and people with disability stay independent for longer, by providing care where most people prefer to receive it – in their own homes.”