Meals on Wheels gets $40k grant
MURWILLUMBAH Meals on Wheels has received $40,000 in a combined federal and state government grant to help provide a better service to the Tweed region.
Richmond MP Justine Elliot announced the funding to the Meals of Wheels centre at the Murwillumbah District Hospital on Friday.
The money came from $990,505 delivered through the Home and Community Care program to improve services in the far north coast area.
It will help the group relocate to a new location, which will house a meals and storage distribution centre and an office.
“The funding will help many people continue to live in their own homes and communities, close to family and friends, rather than move prematurely into residential care,” Ms Elliot said.
“More than 233,000 people in New South Wales benefited from home and community care services last financial year.
“I’ve seen the real difference that the services delivered through this program make to the daily lives of people on the north coast.”
The Home and Community Care program provides affordable and accessible care to help meet the individual needs of older people, people with a disability and their carers to help them remain living independently.