Help for home life


Cockburn Gazette - - STREET WATCH -

FOUR lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions have re­ceived fund­ing from the fed­eral Home and Com­mu­nity Care pro­gram.

Fre­man­tle MHR Josh Wil­son re­cently vis­ited rep­re­sen­ta­tives and mem­bers of Vol­un­teer Home Sup­port in O'Con­nor, the Town of East Fre­man­tle Neigh­bour­hood Link and the City of Cock­burn Jean Wil­lis Cen­tre in Hamil­ton Hill, which will share in more than $500,000 of fed­eral fund­ing from the pro­gram.

Mr Wil­son said all re­cip­i­ents would put the fund­ing to good use.

“The enor­mous value of Home and Com­mu­nity Care fund­ing is ob­vi­ous when you talk to providers and clients at places such as the Jean Wil­lis Cen­tre,” he said.

“Both the so­cial op­por­tu­ni­ties and the es­sen­tial home sup­port ser­vices en­able our el­derly res­i­dents to re­tain the free­dom of liv­ing at home while also be­ing in­cluded in com­mu­nity life.”

Fre­man­tle MHR Josh Wil­son talks to Jean Wil­lis Cen­tre's An­gelo Fari­nola, Phyl­lis Davis and John Bur­wood.

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