Funding boost for elderly, disabled

MORE help is at hand for older people and people with a disability in Ipswich who need support to live at home thanks to a $668,768 funding boost from the Federal and State Governments.

Ipswich MP Rachel Nolan announced the funding this week and said it would help lift the quality of life for older people and people with a disability.

“These funds are for our home and community care program and they couldn’t have come at a better time. A number of people are doing it tough right now, particularly in regions that have been hit hard by the floods and the cyclone,” Ms Nolan said.

“It’s about reaching out and giving them a helping hand when they need it most.”

Ms Nolan said several organisations that sent carers out to look after elderly people and people who couldn’t cope with ordinary, everyday tasks such as showering and house-cleaning, would benefit from the funds.



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