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RAIN receives $77,000

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HACC funds will help provide home care for subcontinent origin seniors

In what is a piece of incredibly good news, the Resourceful Australian Indian Network (RAIN) has been advised that the organisation will receive $77,000 under the Australian Government’s Home and Community Care (HACC) programme, to support older people in the St George and Sutherland areas.

Assistant Minister for Social Services Mitch Fifield visited RAIN at its Penshurst Centre on April 24, after being invited by Federal Member for Banks, David Coleman. “RAIN is an outstanding local community organisation”, Mr Coleman said. “It is an innovative group that is delivering much-needed and high-quality services to the local Australian-Indian community”, he added.

The HACC funding will allow RAIN to expand its services and provide support to older Australians, enabling them to live at home for longer. “With this funding, RAIN will deliver important activities to build social interactions and enable older members of the Indian community to remain active and connected with their peers and community”.

Senator Fifield said the funding provided to RAIN was part of an additional $240 million provided to 331 organisations across Australia as part of a competitive tender.

The news has been welcomed with delight by RAIN members and the Indian community, who take pleasure in participating in the organisation’s many events and in keeping busy, active and happy.

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