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Group home opened in Claymore for people with a disability

26 September 2011

NSW Minister for Disability Services, Andrew Constance, was joined by Camden MP Chris Patterson and Campbelltown MP Bryan Doyle in Claymore this morning for the official opening of a new $1.37 million group home for younger people with a disability.

The home, managed by The Disability Trust, was funded by the State Government as part of the NSW Younger People in Residential Aged Care Program (YPIRAC).

"YPIRAC is a joint State and Commonwealth Government initiative to assist younger people, typically under the age of 55, to move out of nursing homes and into more appropriate accommodation," Mr Constance said.

"The program has also been designed to enhance the delivery of disability services to younger people who continue to live in residential care."
Mr Patterson said four people with disabilities will benefit from the new purpose-built facility.

"The Disability Trust has a proud history of providing quality services, care and advocacy to the most vulnerable in the community," Mr Patterson said.

"The residents will be supported by trained staff in a secure environment catered to their individual needs."

The Disability Trust is supported by the O'Farrell Government with more than $15 million in annual funding.

"The Government's close relationship with The Disability Trust is a prime example of how the public sector and non-government organisations work effectively together to improve the delivery of services to people with a disability," Mr Constance said.

The 2011-12 State Budget provides $82.4 million in capital expenditure to expand accommodation options for people with a disability throughout NSW.

"This Budget also marks the first year of Stronger Together 2 - the NSW Government's $2.02 billion program to provide greater assistance and long-term practical solutions for people with a disability and their families through major reforms and service expansions," Mr Constance said. 

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