Extra funding to help older Australians live at home14 January 2014
Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator Mitch Fifield has announced today a $240 million investment in extra support and care services – such as cleaning, meals, nursing care and transport - for older Australians.
The extra Commonwealth Home and Community Care (HACC) funding will be shared by 331 new and existing service providers across Australia, following a competitive tender process.
The Commonwealth HACC program provides critical basic maintenance, support and care services where most people prefer to receive them—in their own homes and communities.
The successful applicants will provide a variety of services to many locations and people, including Indigenous Australians and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
This is the first round of funding for new services under the Commonwealth Home and Community Care program.
The Commonwealth program does not yet include Victoria and Western Australia, where home and community care services are funded jointly with the state governments.
For information about the funding outcomes, go to Commonwealth HACC funding.
For more information about services and the program, go to Commonwealth HACC page.