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Date posted: 24 February 2014
The Western Australian Government has announced a further $19 million in funding for the Home and community care (HACC) services program in WA.
The program is jointly funded by the Federal Government and provides basic support services to older people, people with disabilities and their carers, to help them to continue living independently at home.
The services include nursing, social support, respite care, domestic assistance and transport services.
In the Pilbara, $74,000 has been allocated to the Yaandina Family Centre's HACC program in Roebourne, for a replacement bus and other equipment.
Yaandina's Chief Executive Office, Veronica Rodenburg, has welcomed the funding for a replacement, 22-seat bus.
She says the vehicle plays an important role in its service for the elderly, frail and disabled providing transport to doctors' appointments, excursions and social functions. 'We bring people into our centre where they can participate in centre-based activities or get a feed,' she said.
A total of $62,000 was also allocated to Kimberley Remote Aged Care Services.
The State Government says the additional funds will allow more people to maintain their independence and connection with their community.
Source: ABC News