South-west health groups receive government support funding

SUPPORT groups in Warrnambool and Portland will share in more than $14,000 of funding.

Premier and member for South West Coast Denis Napthine announced the Portland Parkinson’s Support Group would receive $1097 for general operating expenses.

Almost $13,000 will also be provided to five groups in Warrnambool for general operating expenses, to purchase equipment, carry out maintenance and operate the activities of disability self-help groups.

Groups to receive the funding are Early Intervention support group, $2000; Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, Warrnambool, $1961; Warrnambool Polio Support Group, $3131; Warrnambool Stroke Support Group, $1885; and Warrnambool Autism Support Group, $4000.

“This is a fantastic result for our local support groups and means people with a disability, their families and carers in our local community will be able to continue to support each other,” Dr Napthine said. 

“The Portland Parkinson’s Support Group does a terrific job supporting those who have been newly diagnosed with this disease and their families and providing ongoing support to all those with Parkinson’s in the district.”

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