More Commonwealth Home Support services for Hinkler

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt has welcomed an additional $906,948 to help older Australians continue to live independently at home.

“Helping people to stay in the communities they grew up in, or worked in all their lives, is a great way to keep communities strong,” Mr Pitt said.

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) supports more than 640,000 older people – 65 years and over or 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – across Australia to live at home and maintain their independence.

“Older people assessed as needing assistance with household chores, preparing meals, personal care and home maintenance will get the help they need to stay at home near family and friends.

“Practical help like extra transport services to take people to appointments as well as social events in their local community are simple, but very important, for an older person’s happiness and wellbeing.

“I’m pleased that Hinkler has received funding for additional services so our older residents get the care and attention they deserve,” he said.

Approximately 245 organisations nationwide will receive a share of $115 million in extra aged-care funding support from the Australian Government through the CHSP Growth Funding Round.

Information about the CHSP Growth Funding Round is available on the Tenders and Grants page on the Department of Health website.

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