Service to keep frail, old at home

FEDERAL Member for Blair Shayne Neumann has announced $778,107 of additional services for people in the Ipswich and Somerset regions whose capacity for independent living is at risk.

The services will be funded under the Queensland Home and Community Care (HACC) program – a joint initiative of the Commonwealth and Queensland governments.

The HACC initiative provides a comprehensive, co-ordinated and integrated range of maintenance and support services to help frail aged people, people with a disability and their carers to remain living independently.

“People want to remain independent, in their own homes and communities, close to friends and family for as long as they can,” Mr Neumann said.

“This funding will help many people stay at home rather than move prematurely into residential care, providing the practical assistance that many older Australians need.”

He said a total of 19 HACC projects in Blair had been allocated $778,107 in additional funding, which would enhance services for the most at-risk sections of the community.



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