Extra help for elderly due to Federal Government investment

OLDER residents in the Flynn electorate will get extra support and services, such as cleaning, meals, nursing care and transport, to remain living independently at home due to a new $426,000 Federal Government investment.

Federal Member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd said the funding was part of a $240 million investment under the Commonwealth Home and Community Care program.

"This extra funding will help expand existing services or create new ones in identified priority areas of need in Flynn," Mr O'Dowd said.

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

"These services are essential to older people staying safe and well, and remaining connected to their community and in control of their own lives."

Assistant Minister for Social Services Mitch Fifield said the government had made sure a "large portion of the funding is going towards services that meet each region's most pressing needs".



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