HELP FOR OUR SENIORS TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE AND REMAIN INDEPENDENT AT HOME

HELP FOR OUR SENIORS TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE AND REMAIN INDEPENDENT AT HOME

Posted on 02. Nov, 2010 in Clayton Update

Seniors and people living with a disability in the Clayton electorate will be assisted to prepare for extreme weather and tackle climate change in their homes as part of a $5.4 million funding boost from the Commonwealth and State Governments.
State Member for Clayton Hong Lim today announced that Home and Community Care (HACC) service providers in the Clayton electorate would share in the funding boost.

“We are committed to standing up for senior Victorians by delivering quality services that help older people to stay active and live independently at home,” Mr Lim said.

“Part of the funds will assist older Victorians and people living with a disability to make changes to their homes to help them stay cool in extreme weather.

“The remaining funds will help community organisations put into action new ways of delivering HACC services that better meet the needs of seniors and people with a disability.”
Mr Lim said HACC Services help many people to remain independent in their own homes, close to family and friends, for as long as possible.

“Home and Community Care provides practical day-to-day supports that seniors need such as home nursing, meals on wheels and home cleaning,” he said.

Mr Lim said the Brumby Labor Government understands Victorians are concerned about vulnerable members of our community and that is why we are joining with the Commonwealth Government to invest an additional $5.4 million in the HACC program.

HACC service providers in the municipalities that cover the Clayton electorate to benefit from the funding boost include:

Service Provider LGA Activity  Amount
The City of Greater Dandenong Greater Dandenong Climate Change Projects  $                               50,873
Cambodian Association of Victoria Inc. Greater Dandenong Active Service Model Implementation project  $                                 2,500
Centre for Philippine Concerns Australia Inc Greater Dandenong Active Service Model Implementation project  $                                 2,500
Children Australia Inc Greater Dandenong Active Service Model Implementation project  $                                 2,500
Croatian Catholic Welfare Association Inc Greater Dandenong Active Service Model Implementation project  $                                 2,500
Fronditha Care Inc Greater Dandenong Active Service Model Implementation project  $                                 2,500
Resurrection Parish Greater Dandenong Active Service Model Implementation project  $                                 2,500
South Eastern Region Migrant Resource Centre Inc Greater Dandenong Active Service Model Implementation project  $                                 2,500
St John of Kronstadt Russian Welfare Society Inc Greater Dandenong Active Service Model Implementation project  $                                 2,500
City of Kingston  Kingston Climate Change Projects  $                               47,109
Anglicare Eastern Monash Active Service Model Implementation project  $                               10,000
Wavlink Inc Monash Active Service Model Implementation project  $                                 5,000
Monash City Council Monash  Climate Change Projects  $                               57,282
Monash City Council Monash  Active Service Model Implementation project  $                                 7,500
Monash Volunteer Resource Centre Monash  Active Service Model Implementation project  $                                 2,500

 

Mr Hong Lim said senior Victorians in the Clayton electorate will also receive funding to prepare for extreme weather including heatwaves and reduce the impact of climate change in their homes.

“This extra funding assist HACC clients installing water recycling, water saving devices, low-emission temperature control measures and related home maintenance,” he said.

“This can include grey water diverters, water saving showerheads, installation of shades and other devices to maintain house temperature.

“The Victorian HACC system assists more people than any other state or territory and we are committed to continuing to grow these vital services.”

The Gillard and Brumby Labor Governments provide more than $503 million through the joint Home and Community Care (HACC) program which provides services to more than 260,000 vulnerable Victorians.

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