Grants to help people with disability

Robert DoughertyNorth West Telegraph
EPIC opening a new respite home in Baynton during 2016.
Camera IconEPIC opening a new respite home in Baynton during 2016. Credit: Tom Zaunmayr

Disability support organisations across the State have received grants from the State Government.

The Pilbara’s Empowering People in Community was awarded $298,000 — the biggest share of funds received by 27 organisations to make communities more welcoming, accessible and inclusive of people with disability.

Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson said $3.6 million would be shared as part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme program.

“ILC (Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Grants Program) activities can directly benefit all people with disability in the community by allowing them to remain independent and connected to their communities,” he said.

“ILC focuses on building a person’s capacity to live the life they want and creating opportunities in the community for them to do so.

“It provides people with the information and support they need to participate in their community.”

The funding will help EPIC connect the Pilbara’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with service providers and realise their goals.

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