More sup­port for com­mu­nity care

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

THERE will be more hot meals on the way for peo­ple in need such as James Wat­son thanks to con­tin­u­ing State Gov­ern­ment sup­port of the Home and Com­mu­nity Care pro­gram.

Mr Wat­son, who gets Meals on Wheels de­liv­ered three times a week, said the hot meals were “ter­rific value” at $6 each, and made a huge dif­fer­ence to his life.

“When you live on your own, you don’t al­ways feel like cook­ing,” he said.

“There’s a va­ri­ety of meals avail­able, and there’s al­ways a soup, a main and dessert.”

Cook MP Ja­son O’Brien re­cently an­nounced nearly $120,000 worth of fund­ing for the Moss­man hos­pi­tal and for Goobidi-Ba­manga, which de­liver health and home care ser­vices to peo­ple in the Dou­glas re­gion.

Goobidi-Ba­manga was awarded $49,699 to re­fur­bish a build­ing and buy equip­ment, while the Moss­man hos­pi­tal got $64,500 to build and mod­ify build­ings.

Photo by NEIL WEAVERS

Help­ing hand: James Wat­son loves his Meals on Wheels

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