$800,000 boost for Home and Community Care in NT
Older people, people with disabilities and their carers will benefit from an $800,000 allocation to expand and support Home and Community Care (HACC) services in the Northern Territory, the Australian Government Minister for Ageing, Justine Elliot, said on 19 December.
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19 December 2007
Older people, people with disabilities and their carers will benefit from an $800,000 allocation to expand and support Home and Community Care (HACC) services in the Northern Territory, the Australian Government Minister for Ageing, Justine Elliot, said today.
The funds will be used to develop programs and improve the delivery of services throughout the Territory.
“Home and Community Care is an important part of the aged care system, helping to deliver quality, affordable and accessible care to meet the individual needs of older people, people who have a disability, and those who care for them,” Mrs Elliot said.
“Home and Community Care services provide the support and practical assistance that will enable older people in the Northern Territory to remain in their homes while they wish to do so.”
The Australian Government is providing almost $7 million to the HACC program in the Northern Territory in 2007-08, which is being complemented by a contribution of around $3.2 million from the Northern Territory Government.
“This new funding will help to provide much-needed services in an area of large and growing demand,” Mrs Elliot said.
“In particular, the money will be used to enhance services for remote communities, to expand services focused on dementia and complex care needs, and to improve access for frail Indigenous men,” she said.
For more information, contact Mrs Elliot's office on (02) 6277 7280
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