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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.

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