The Nationals Gippsland South

The Nationals caring for our carers in Gippsland South

Gippsland South carers will get the support they need to care for their loved ones under an elected Nationals government, Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien has said.

Every day, unpaid family carers are making a difference in the lives of those they care for and in Gippsland they’ll have extra support under a $600,000 pilot program to be funded by The Nationals if elected to government.

Mr O’Brien said the three-year pilot program, to be run by the Gippsland Carers Association, will provide our carers with unprecedented support.

“We must care for our carers in Gippsland South and that’s exactly what a Nationals government will do,” Mr O’Brien said.

“This pilot program will provide education, information and links to services and allow Gippsland Carers Association to employ a part-time co-ordinator and two mentors.

“The Nationals will make sure unpaid family carers are not forgotten.”

In 2015, Daniel Andrews and Labor cut funding provided by the former Coalition government and put the good work of Gippsland Carers at risk.

A lack of funding certainty left the future of the invaluable support and advocacy of the Association in limbo.

“Labor took away funding for this vital program in our community, only The Nationals are committed to supporting carers in Gippsland,” Mr O’Brien said.

 

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

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