Hon Robyn McSweeney BA JP MLC

Hon Robyn McSweeney BA JP MLC

Former Minister for Child Protection; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Women's Interests; Youth

    Lotterywest grant promotes full-time formal care

    15/01/2013 12:00 AM
    • Carers WA receive $275,000 Lotterywest grant to deliver training for carers

    Disability, mental health and aged care service providers can better engage with families of people moving into full-time care with the presentation of a $275,000 Lotterywest grant to Carers WA.


    Community Services Minister Robyn McSweeney said the State Government-supported Lotterywest funding would go towards implementing the ‘Good Practice Model’, developed by a project team supported by disability service provider Nulsen with funding from the State Government.


    “Making a move to full-time formal care is a big step not only for the individual concerned but also for their carers and other family members,” Mrs McSweeney said.


    “The impact of the change is reduced for the individual when their carers are involved in the process.”   


    Part of the implementation of the model will include the delivery of training resources for 10 of Western Australia’s supported accommodation providers.  


    Other resources to be developed include a training program for staff and management on the model and guidelines on implementation.


              Fact File

    • The Liberal National Government established the Partnership Forum, to ensure government and non-government agencies work together to deliver the best possible services to those in need
    • Carers WA is Western Australia’s peak body advocating for the State’s estimated 310,000 family carers
    • In the 2012-13 financial year, the Department for Communities will invest about $930,000 in Carers WA to improve services for carers, with further funding coming from the Disability Services Commission and WA Health
    • Last financial year, Lotterywest delivered a record total of $258.3million to support Western Australian communities, while direct grants of $117.8million were given to 1,333 community and charitable organisations

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