Hon Judi Moylan

Home and Community Care receives funding package

The elderly disabled and handicapped and their families in the Pearce electorate are set to benefit from a WA 2003-04 Home and Community Care funding package. Minister for Ageing Julie Bishop today announced $7.5 million in funding for West Australian HACC projects. 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 in at home. The funding demonstrates the Australian Government’s continued commitment to assisting frail-aged people and younger people with disabilities to remain in their own homes, by providing basic maintenance and support services within communities. HACC is a joint government initiative, with the Commonwealth Government providing 60 per cent of all HACC funding. This financial year the Australian Government’s national allocation for HACC is $732.4 million, an increase of 8.65 per cent.

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