Home Assist Secure Funding Guaranteed

12/09/2012

State Members for Pine Rivers and Kallangur welcomed the news in yesterday's state budget that there will be ongoing funding for Pine Rivers Home Assist Secure.

"In the current budget environment of deferred projects and cuts we welcome the vote of confidence in the work that the people of the Pine Rivers Home Assist Secure do for the disabled and elderly in our community," Mr Seath Holswich said.

"This team provides valuable and important assistance to over nine thousand clients in the Moreton Bay region," Mr Trevor Ruthenberg added.

Home Assist Secure removes some of the practical housing-related difficulties experienced by people 60 years and over and people of any age with a disability who wish to remain living in their home. The service provides free information and referral about home maintenance, repairs, modifications and home security. Subsidised assistance with minor home maintenance, repairs, modifications and security is also available for eligible clients who are in receipt of an Australian Government pension or benefit and are unable to make use of alternative assistance.

"It is services like this one that contribute every day to the quality of life for the elderly and disabled in our community," Mr Holswich said.

"They do their work quietly and without fanfare and we appreciate their efforts very much," said Mr Ruthenberg.

Mr Holswich and Mr Ruthenberg will be visiting the Pine Rivers Home Assist team next week to view their work firsthand.

For more information on their services, please call 3889 1852 or visit their office at 78 Dayboro Road, Petrie.