Older Territorians in Lingiari will benefit from a $3.4 million funding boost from the Abbott Government for several aged care projects.
Funded through the Aged Care Service Improvement and Healthy Ageing Grants round, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said the Government was committed to building on our strong aged care system to support older Territorians.
Senator Scullion said funding of $2 million would be used to build staff housing at Tjilpi Pampaku Ngura Flexible Aged Care in Docker River.
“This project will see the construction of an additional four self-contained single bedroom units for staff and will increase available staff on site to eleven,” Senator Scullion said.
“It will also allow two staff to move from the aged care facility to free the accommodation for additional residents.”
Senator Scullion said a $950,000 grant will go to East Arnhem Regional Council for a security enclosure at Angurugu aged care facility, which has recently commenced overnight respite.
“The enclosure of the residential end of the facility will ensure the security of staff and clients during the night.
“$400,000 in funding will go towards upgrading the remote Ramingining aged care facility and $75,000 for an upgrade and maintenance work on the Gapuwiyak aged care facility.
“These projects are a great, practical way to make a difference in our community, and are just some of the many funded across the country,” Senator Scullion said.
“These grants will help ensure aged care organisations will be better able to respond to existing and emerging challenges both now and into the future.”
Senator Scullion said the grants would support aged care organisations to look at innovative ways to better care for older Territorians.
“These grants aim to build on the capacity of aged care services to continue to deliver high quality, world-class care,” Senator Scullion said.
Senator Scullion said the Government has invested more than $35 million for projects across the country to help organisations build their capacity to deliver world-class quality aged care services and to tackle new and existing challenges in aged care.
“Our aged care system touches the lives of millions of Australians—more than one million people receive aged care services with about half a million of those receiving support at home,” Senator Scullion said.
The Aged Care Service Improvement and Healthy Ageing Grants fund will be shared between 54 organisations. A list of all successful applicants is available at https://www.dss.gov.au/grants/aged-care-service-improvement-and-healthy-…
A full list of funding for aged care projects in Lingiari is attached.
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2015-04-22 Lingiari aged care list.pdf