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Estia Foundation to receive recurrent funding

1 June 2012

The NSW Government has today announced recurrent funding of $1.16 million for the Estia Foundation in Gladesville which will go towards new supported accommodation for people with a disability.

An initiative of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, the Estia Foundation was established in 1994 and provides 24 hour respite care for young adults with physical and intellectual disabilities.

Minister for Disability Services Andrew Constance, Member for Lane Cove Anthony Roberts and Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello visited Estia this morning to make the announcement.

“I am pleased to announce recurrent funding of $1.16 million for the Estia Foundation which will go towards the ongoing care and support for 10 people with a disability from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds,” Mr Constance said.

Estia will contribute the capital requirements for two new villas in Gladesville, with the NSW Government providing the recurrent funding to support the people with a disability that will live there.

“Estia has a proud history of supporting people with a disability through the operation of their respite houses, and today’s announcement is great news for the families they care for,” Mr Roberts said.

Mr Dominello said Estia does wonderful work in supporting people with disabilities and families from non-English speaking backgrounds.

“Estia opens its doors to people from all different cultures and nationalities, and with the announcement of government support for two new villas, the Foundation can reach out to even more people,” Mr Dominello said.

The new villas are an example of the NSW Liberals & Nationals commitment to people with a disability through the implementation of Stronger Together 2, the Government’s five year, $2 billion strategy to reform disability support services.

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