Hon Judi Moylan

Additional Home and Community Care funding for Pearce

The elderly, disabled and handicapped and their families in the Pearce electorate are set to benefit from the announcement of the 2005-06 Home and Community Care (HACC) funding packages. Minister for Ageing Hon Julie Bishop MP today announced $141 million in funding for West Australian HACC projects. The Australian Government will be contributing $85.6 million and the State Government will provide $55.4 million. This is an increase of 8.7% from 2004-05. Seven organisations in the Hills and Wheatbelt Regions of Pearce will share in $366,809 (project details attached). Member for Pearce Judi Moylan welcomed the funding, set to benefit people of all ages within the electorate. “HACC services allow frail-aged people and young people to remain in their own homes with the support of their families,” Ms Moylan said. “We know the majority of people prefer to continue living in their own homes, and HACC services can provide them with that option as well as a higher level of independence.” Ms Moylan congratulated the Minister on her dedication to assisting people to remain at home. Nationally the Australian Government will contribute $857.8 million for HACC services in the 2005-06 financial year. The Federal Government provides 60% of all HACC funding. Project list attached Proposed HACC increases in Pearce Hills Community Support Group $185,604 Narrogin Homecare $105,732 Northam Share and Care $8843 Killara Adult Day Centre- Northam $28,474 York MPS $5737 Silver Chain – Wheatbelt $17,672 Beverley MPS $14,747 Total $366,809

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