Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health

    Refurbishing Holyoake's facilities to help more Western Australians

    9/08/2018 10:05 AM
     
    • $1.8 million Lotterywest grant to assist Holyoake to continue helping Western Australians with alcohol and other drug issues

    The State Government, through Lotterywest, will help Holyoake refurbish its head office in Victoria Park with a $1.8 million grant.

     

    Holyoake offers a range of counselling programs to assist people and families affected directly or indirectly by alcohol, drugs or related issues, and has branches in Midland, Narrogin, Merredin and Northam, along with outreach services across the Wheatbelt.

     

    Holyoake will use the grant to improve current inadequate disability access and security to the current facility, which was purchased more than a decade ago with assistance from Lotterywest.

     

    The refurbishment will also improve the reception and waiting spaces, the children's play and clinical spaces, and staff amenities.

     

    Since 1992, through Lotterywest, the State Government has funded 36 grants to Holyoake, totalling more than $5 million.

     

    Comments attributed to Mental Health Minister Roger Cook:

     

    "Working with those on the ground to address drug and alcohol issues in our community is one of the best ways the Government can help Western Australians.

     

    "Holyoake has been one of the go-to services in Western Australia for many years, and has helped thousands of Western Australians and their loved ones understand and overcome alcohol and other drug issues.

     

    "The McGowan Government is focused on building strong communities, safer communities and providing support for families, and by continuing to support services like those provided by Holyoake, we can continue to do that."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6500