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$48,000 for respite for carer services in Cunningham



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News Release Sharon Bird MP Federal Member for Cunningham

$48,000 for respite for carer services in Cunningham

Six Cunningham-based respite for carer organisations will share in $47,904 in one-off funding grants provided by the Commonwealth Government, Federal Member for Cunningham, Sharon Bird, announced today.

The funding is part of the Commonwealth Government’s commitment to carers through the National Respite for Carers Program (NRCP).

“Respite services provide time-out for people who care for family members or friends with conditions such as dementia.

“Caring for a loved one full-time can be physically and emotionally demanding.

“Respite can allow carers to go to work for few hours, go to the shops or socialise with friends.

“This one-off grant funding will help six Cunningham-based respite for carer organisations continue to meet the needs of carers in our local community”, Ms Bird said.

Attached is a list of the one-off funding grant recipient organisations.

14 January 2010

Contact: Sharon Bird MP 4228 5899

Cunningham

Federal Electorate

Organisation

Name

Project Name

Address

Item Description

Grant (exc GST)

Cunningham Illawarra Retirement Trust

Illawarra Retirement Trust Day Respite Centre

27A Stewart St WOLLONGONG 2500

Outdoor and garden equipment including weather proof storage facility

$3,933 Cunningham Indochinese Carers Helpers

Indochinese Respite Care Service

76 Storey Street FAIRY MEADOW 2519

OHS Hand rail, wheelchair ramp, book shelf (improvements OHS) (Minor building work)

$1,000 Cunningham The Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (NSW) for UnitingCare NSW.ACT

Farmborough Day Care Centre (extended hours)

58 Graham Street UNANDERRA 2526

42 inch LCDTV Full HD (LG brand) $1,360

520L Fridge/Freezer (Fischer and Paykel) $1,430 DVD Recorder (LG brand) $185 Nintendo Wii (console, games, accessories)

$530

Cunningham Interchange Illawarra Incorporated

Interchange Illawarra Family Based Flexible Respite Options

81 Kenny Street WOLLONGONG 2500

Equipment for service delivery, activities

$6,057

Laptop & photocopier $9,267 Service Promotional Activities $3,000

Cunningham Wollongong City Council Illawarra Dementia Respite Service

42 Burelli Street WOLLONGONG 2500

Bus outings $6,169 Cunningham Kiama Council on Behalf of Southern Councils Group

South Coast Overnight Community Respite

29 McGrath St Fairy Meadow 2519 Brochures (development and printing)

$3,500

Replacement kitchen including new appliances $11,473

Cunningham Total Funding = $47,904