$1.3 million boost for Community Programs

By ADRIAN MILLER

CLARENCE Valley Community Programs (CVCP) will receive nearly $1.3 million in funding to continue it's National Respite for Carers Project.

The funding, announced by Federal Member for Page Ian Causley at the weekend, will be spread over three years and will be used to provide services for people who care for the frail, aged and disabled.

CVCP Group Services key worker Paula Wiles said the money would go a long way towards sustaining people who devoted their time to caring for others.

"The aim of the program is to promote as much support as possible so as to encourage people to continue in their caring role as long as they possibly can," she said.

Mrs Wiles said support networks, social clubs and education were just some of the programs provided for carers.

"We're able to be flexible depending on what the carer's needs are and we're able to accommodate, as much as possible, the needs of the carer to ensure they can maintain a reasonable quality of life and get the break they need," she said.



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