Federal Member for Banks, David Coleman, has welcomed a recent announcement that Padstow Community Care will receive over $600, 000 in funding under the Federal Government’s Financial Wellbeing and Capability Grants – Emergency Relief Program.
Operating locally since 1985, Padstow Community Care now services over 65, 000 people in the southern-Bankstown area, providing one on one emergency relief support to numerous local residents in the form of advice, advocacy, and financial assistance.
Mr Coleman said the funding provided to Padstow Community Care will offer assistance in the form of food parcels, clothes, bedding, household items, vouchers for utilities and supermarkets, and can include referrals to services for mental health, crisis housing, drug and alcohol issues or financial counselling.
“Padstow Community Care does important work in our local area,” Mr Coleman said. “This funding will go a long way in allowing them to continue to provide crucial support services.”
“We’ve been helping people in need for more than 30 years and this funding will help to ensure we can continue to do that work,” said Mr Wendt from Padstow Community Care.
The new Emergency Relief funding will be provided over a period of four and a half years commencing 1 January 2019.