$2.6m to keep us living at home longer

FEDERAL funding of $2.6m will help keep older people in Page living at home longer.

Federal Member Kevin Hogan said the funding was part of a $240 million investment under the Home and Community Care (HACC) program.

"This extra funding will help expand existing services or create new ones in identified priority areas of need in Page," he said.

"We know there is a real need for domestic assistance, social support and transport, and that's where the majority of funds will go.

Of that, $207,700 will go to the Mid Richmond Neighbourhood centre, mostly for meals on wheels, transport, social services and domestic assistance. Kyogle District Care Connections received $147,750 for the same services and Catholic Care of the Aged $1.38m.

Other groups include Integrate Living Australia, Southern Cross Care, Red Cross, Baptist Community Service and the Uniting Church.

Mr Hogan said the intention was to help older Australians live at home in their own community for longer.



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