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Home & Community Care (HACC) packages announced: Scott.



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MEDIA RELEASE MEDIA RELEASE MEDIA RELEASE MEDIA RELEASE The Hon Bruce Scott MP FEDERAL MEMBER FOR MARANOA

28 June 2002

Home & Community Care packages announced: Scott Federal National Party Member for Maranoa, Bruce Scott today announced more home and community care services would soon be available for senior taxpayers, as well as younger people with disabilities and their carers.

Under the Home and Community Care (HACC) Program, 7 projects in Maranoa have received Federal Government assistance. Districts to benefit are Roma, Cunnamulla, Jandowae, Miles, Tara, Chinchilla, and Stanthorpe.

“Under this program recipients receive respite care, nursing care in the home, help with meals and transport for socially isolated clients,” Mr Scott said.

“For instance, the Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust Blue Nursing Transport Service that operates out of Stanthorpe will receive $25,000 to buy a vehicle to transport clients.”

Mr Scott said the Government is committed to assisting frail aged people and younger people with disabilities to remain in their own homes.

“This can be achieved by providing basic maintenance and support services to our community,” he said.

Mr Scott welcomed a $18.63 million funding increase to Home and Community Care Services in Queensland with the Federal Government providing more than $116.9 million of the total Queensland HACC funding of $180.9 million.

For more information on the HACC Program contact the Aged & Community Care Information Line on freecall 1800 500 853.

See attachment for full details of HACC funding recipients in Maranoa.

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Organisation Location Amount Description

Tara Shire Council Tara $6,300 Providing

Personal Care Services

The Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust Stanthorpe $25,000 Providing vehicle

for transport service

The Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust Chinchilla $8,819 Replacing vehicle

The Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust Roma $4,000 Providing social

support services

The Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust Cunnamulla $5,000 Providing for

Centre-based Respite Services

Wambo Shire Council Jandowae $18,150 Providing

Maintenance & renovations

Murilla Community Centre Inc Miles $12,571 Providing Centre-

based Day Care & respite services