National funding boost for older residents in Albany

20/4/2015

Older people in Albany will benefit from a $35 million funding boost from the Abbott Government for a range of aged care projects.

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP today announced Great Southern Institute of Technology had received $28,095 for their project, Caring for Carers.

The project will deliver six workshops in regional communities of Western Australian to provide carers with information on available services and how to access them. They will also provide carers with information to support them in their caring roles.

Funded through the Aged Care Service Improvement and Healthy Ageing Grants round, Mr Wilson said the Government is committed to building on our strong aged care system to support older Australians.

“Our aged care system touches the lives of millions of Australians—more than one million people receive aged care services with about half a million of those receiving support at home,” Mr Wilson said.

“The Caring for Carers project is a great, practical way to make a difference in our community, and is just one of many projects funded across the country.

Mr Wilson said the grants would support aged care organisations to look at innovative ways to better care for older Australians.

“These grants aim to build on the capacity of aged care services to continue to deliver high quality, world-class care. Some of the funded projects are delivered locally, while others will have a nationwide footprint.”

The Australian Government has invested more than $35 million for projects across the country to help organisations build their capacity to deliver world-class quality aged care services and to tackle new and existing challenges in aged care.

The Aged Care Service Improvement and Healthy Ageing Grants fund will be shared between 54 organisations. A list of all successful applicants is available at https://www.dss.gov.au/grants/aged-care-service-improvement-and-healthy-ageing-grants.

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