Cuts will leave gaping hole in service Bronwyn Donovan
SOUTH Lake resident Vivienne Dover fears she will lose her carer after receiving a letter from Cockburn Community Care about looming service cuts.
The letter, received in late August, informed Ms Dover her home and community-based services, including domestic assistance and social support, were being cancelled.
Cockburn Community Care said in the letter the decision to cancel services was “purely financial”.
Ms Dover (61) suffers from severe scoliosis and was declared legally blind after being injured in an incident at Elizabeth Quay train station where she was trampled by several people three years ago.
For the past 18 months she has used a cleaner, gardener and social support carer provided by Cockburn Community Care.
“It's not just me, there are about 63 of us that are going to have to find new carers,” Ms Dover said.
Prior to using Cockburn Community Care services, Ms Dover had to ask friends and family for help with the tasks she was no longer able to do herself. More page 3
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