People with disabilities and their families and carers in Mildura now have better access, greater flexibility, and more choice in respite support services, Member for Mildura, Peter Crisp, said today.
The Mildura branch will receive part of $20,000 granted to St Luke’s Anglicare to deliver innovative school holiday respite support for people with a disability in the Mildura electorate.
"Leading up to the election, increased access to support people with a disability, their families and carers was a key priority of this government and it is pleasing to see that we are delivering on that commitment."
“This money will provide additional social and recreational alternatives for those carers and parents with school aged children, and provide them with an opportunity to recharge their batteries during school holiday periods.’ Mr Crisp said.
Community Services Minister Mary Wooldridge said that more than 30 service providers have been selected to deliver innovative respite support and school holiday respite support as part of the Victorian Coalition Government’s $21 million plan to improve disability respite and carer support services across the state.
“By making it easier to access a broader range of respite support services, the government is providing people with a disability, their families, and carers more choice,” Ms Wooldridge said.
“The Victorian Coalition Government’s commitment to improving respite support services will ultimately lead to improved quality of life for Victorians with a disability.”
“The Government has listened to Victorians with a disability, their families and carers and are funding respite at the times when they want it most,” said Mr Crisp.