Hon Judi Moylan

Increase in HACC funding for Pearce

Member for Pearce Judi Moylan today welcomed the announcement of a funding boost for services to help local people – old and young – with disabilities to remain independent in their own homes. The Federal Minister for Ageing, Julie Bishop has announced almost $130 million in Australian Government and State Government funding for Home and Community Care (HACC) services in Western Australia, an increase of $7.3 million, or almost nine per cent, over last year. In Pearce the following organisations have benefited – Silver Chain Nursing Association – Wheatbelt, at Northam will receive an extra $6215. York MPS will receive an extra $18,357 Killara Adult Day Centre at Northam will receive an extra $27,553. Boddington Home Care will receive an extra $6612. Narrogin Meals on Wheels will receive an extra $2813 Pingelly Health Service will receive an extra $1013. The Hills Community Support Group, in Mundaring will receive an extra $192,450. Mundaring Meals on Wheels will receive an extra $2639. “I believe that most people prefer to continue living at home and these services provide for this to happen, giving those in need greater access to home help,” Ms Moylan said. “Of the total funding for the West, the Australian Government will contribute $78.8 million and the State Government $51 million.”

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