Extra $351,788 for Home Support across Menzies

Media Release – 28 August 2015

Older Australians, younger people with disabilities and their carers in Menzies will be supported to stay in their own homes, thanks to a $351,788 funding boost from the Australian Government.

Member for Menzies, the Hon. Kevin Andrews MP, said the funding would be spread across six Home and Community Care (HACC) services across Menzies.

“This is part of an additional $21.3 million for HACC in Victoria, which will deliver an extra 200,000 hours of care and support in the home,” Mr Andrews said.

“Some of the new and expanded services being funded across Menzies include projects at Manningham Community Health and the Bulleen and Templestowe Community House Inc.

“The HACC programme provides support to more than 300,000 older Victorians, younger people with disabilities and their carers.

“The Australian and Victorian Governments have provided $681 million in funding for HACC in Victoria over the past financial year.

“HACC services provide practical assistance, including domestic assistance, personal care, property maintenance, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and respite care.

“This additional funding is providing vital support for many older Australians and younger people with disabilities in Menzies to live independently at home and stay connected to friends and family.”