Gillespie announces $1,004,635 for Local Home Support services

Member for Lyne David Gillespie welcomes the Federal government's funding.
Member for Lyne David Gillespie welcomes the Federal government's funding.

The Federal government has committed just over $1 million to aged and home care services to the Lyne electorate.

The electorate would received $1,004.635 from the government’s $115 million investment package to assist more older Australians continue to live independently at home and in their communities.

Approximately 245 organisations from throughout Australia will receive funding to deliver additional aged-care services nationally through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) Growth Funding Round.

"The CHSP supports more than 640,000 older people - 65 years and over or 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - across Australia to live at home and maintain their independence," local member David Gillespie said.

He said the additional funding would help people to stay in the communities they grew up in, or worked in all their lives, and was a great way to keep communities strong.

"Older people assessed as needing assistance with household chores, preparing meals, personal care and home maintenance will get the help they need to stay at home near family and friends," Dr Gillespie said.

"Practical help like extra transport services to take people to appointments as well as social events in their local community are simple, but very important, for an older person's happiness and wellbeing.

"I'm delighted that our region has received funding for additional services so our older residents get the care and attention they deserve."

Information about the CHSP Growth Funding Round is available on the Tenders and Grants page on the Department of Health website.