Anglicare provides day respite service for seniors from 1 July

The Federal Government has chosen Anglicare Southern Queensland to take over the delivery of Redland City Council’s Community Care Program (day respite for seniors) from 1July 2013.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Anglicare Southern Queensland was better placed to provide this important community resource. Council had provided day respite services for more than 27 years.

“The Community Care Program has been a well-utilised and popular community service, giving seniors and their carers the much needed opportunity to have a break,” Cr Williams said.

“We are delighted that Anglicare Southern Queensland will continue this program from 1 July, as they already provide a comprehensive range of programs for seniors and will be a wonderful fit for Redlands.

“As a large organisation specialising in providing community programs, Anglicare is able to provide a continuum of care for clients should they require different levels of assistance in the future.

“We are working with Anglicare to ensure the transition is stress-free for our community.”

Acting Executive Director for Anglicare Southern Queensland, Ms Karen Crouch said the organisation was looking forward to serving the Redlands community.

“Anglicare Southern Queensland already provides many aged care programs including help at home, nursing services, residential care and independent living options,” Ms Crouch said.

“It is a natural extension of our existing services to provide the Community Care Program and we are proud to be delivering this service.”

Redlands Community Care Program (day respite for seniors) will continue to operate from the Council-owned building Killara Place in Wynyard Street, Cleveland.

Anglicare Southern Queensland is a not-for-profit organisation committed to social and community welfare issues and aged and community care needs, focusing on disadvantaged members of our community.

Funding for this initiative has come from the Department of Health and Ageing through its Home and Community Care Program.