Community and disabilty sectors get extra help
|27 Mar 2020 09:21 AM|
Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni has announced a $27 million package for social sector services and community groups supporting communities during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The package supports services that:
Ensure people have access to the food and other goods they need to survive
Provide a place for people to live
Support disabled people to maintain critical wellbeing; and
Keep families safe from harm and offer crisis support
Ms Sepuloni says the risk of family violence can rise with self-isolation, so family violence and sexual violence services need to remain available.
The package also includes up to $6 million for groups who provide support for disabled people in lock-down and up to $4.8 million to provide community grants or fund innovative community-led solutions to support local resilience.Copyright © 2020, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com