Warren Truss.
Warren Truss.

$435,635 for Gympie care providers

HOME and Community Care Program providers in Gympie are almost half-a-million dollars better off after receiving money from a joint state and federal government program.

Federal Member for Wide Bay, Warren Truss, has welcomed the announcement of $435,635 in enhanced funding for Home and Community Care (HACC) Program providers in Gympie.

“An additional $435,635 will be paid to HACC providers that operate from Gympie to help them deliver services throughout the Cooloola Coast,” Mr Truss said.

“HACC funding supports a range of services that enable frail aged people and young people with disabilities to remain in their own homes with the support of their family. “We know the majority of people prefer to continue living in their own homes for as long as possible, and HACC service providers can give people a higher level of independence, comfort and security.

“This funding will assist these organisations in the delivery of services which maintain and improve the quality of life for older and disabled Australians.”

Local organisations who received funding:

Gympie Meals on Wheels will receive $33,500 for an oven.

Blue Care Cooloola District will receive $$93,253 to offer clients domestic assistance, social support, and nursing, allied health, personal and respite care.

Jessie Witham Respite Memorial Centre will receive $77,340 for domestic assistance, social support, and nursing, allied health, personal and respite care.

Gympie HACC Service will receive $5,679 for allied health care

Weeroona Association Gympie will receive $225,863 to extend respite care and social support.

Maryborough / Burnett / Cooloola Districts Home Assist Secure will receive $27,452 for domestic assistance and home maintenance.

Maryborough / Burnett / Cooloola Districts Home Assist Secure will receive $173,470 to support minor home modifications.

Maryborough / Burnett / Cooloola Districts Home Assist Secure will receive $270,143 to offer services to an additional 268 clients.

HACC Service Development Wide Bay will receive $13,900 to extend their services from 48 weeks to 52 weeks of the year.

HACC Home modification services will receive $137,627 to offer services to an additional 4 clients.

An additional $575,111 will be paid to HACC providers that operate from Cooroy and Noosaville.

Gympie Times


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