Dis­abil­ity grants to con­tinue

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Workplace -

NED­LANDS In­de­pen­dent Liv­ing Cen­tre has been given $2.4 mil­lion to con­tinue a dis­abil­ity grants pro­gram to help dis­abled peo­ple across WA.

Dis­abil­ity Ser­vices Min­is­ter Donna Faragher pre­sented the Lot­tery­west cheque dur­ing a visit to the cen­tre last week.

The grants pro­gram aims to as­sist peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties to get equip­ment they can­not af­ford.

In­de­pen­dent Liv­ing Cen­tre chief ex­ec­u­tive Gerri Clay said the grants helped to pro­vide in­de­pen­dence to dis­abled peo­ple through as­sis­tive equip­ment and tech­nol­ogy.

He said many peo­ple had been helped by the grants so far and more would be, thanks to the fund­ing.

“This is what the Dis­abil­ity Equip­ment Pro­gram is all about,” he said.

“I would like to thank Lot­tery­west for sup­port­ing this im­por­tant grants pro­gram and for mak­ing a dif­fer­ence to the lives of many Western Aus­tralians with dis­abil­ity.”

Grant re­cip­i­ents Brian and Elaine Pig­gott, with Dis­abil­ity Ser­vices Min­is­ter Donna Faragher and ILC chief ex­ec­u­tive Gerri Clay.

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