The Nationals member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty said today non-government grants were available for young people with disabilities in the Lowan electorate.
“This initiative was introduced in Queensland in 2009, the At Home Care Grants program was extended into New South Wales in 2011 and is now being offered in Victoria for the first time in 2013,” Mr Delahunty said.
Youngcare aims to help young people with disabilities, and to give them and their carers access assistance and the At Home Care Grants (AHCG) program is one of the ways to provide practical help to those in the most need.
Mr Delahunty said the first found of Youngcare AHCG is valued at $100,000 with one-off grants of up to $10,000 being available for equipment, home modifications or services to assist young people aged between 18 and 65 who are living with a disability to remain in their own home for as long as possible.
Examples of what may be funded include a water powered hydraulic lift, in-home support, wheelchair ramp, air conditioning, respite, power wheelchair and pressure cushion, electrical adjustable bed, or motor vehicle wheelchair modification.
Applications for the Victoria At Home Care Grants close 15 March 2013. For further information visit the Youngcare website at www.youngcare.com.au or telephone Shane Jamieson on (07) 3041 3400 or at email@example.com
An information booklet and application form is also available at Mr Delahunty’s office at 114 Firebrace Street, Horsham telephone 5382 0097 or 44 Gray Street, Hamilton telephone 5571 9800.