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Australia will boost alcohol support services with AUD 11 mn funding

The Turnbull Government will significantly boost life-changing drug and alcohol support services in the Caboolture and Bribie Island region.


Government Press Release 13 Jun 2018, 12:29 AM Australia
  • This funding will save lives, keep families together and create a safer community. (Image Credit: Twitter)

The Australian Government will significantly boost life-changing drug and alcohol support services in the Caboolture and Bribie Island region with an AUD 11 million investment, with funding immediately available.

The Turnbull Government will significantly boost life-changing drug and alcohol support services in the Caboolture and Bribie Island region with an AUD 11 million investment, with funding immediately available. 

This funding will save lives, keep families together and create a safer community. It will mean residents can access more services locally in their community rather than travelling to Brisbane. Lives Lived Well will considerably increase their detox and rehabilitation services in the local area, including specific ice support services, with AUD 3.6 million available from 1 July 2018 to fund services over three years.

The non-profit organization’s services are currently stretched, experiencing between 70 to 80 percent more demand than they can support – this funding will now mean they can fully meet this significant demand. Services will include a new day rehabilitation service for patients in need of high care and constant support. 

"We will provide AUD 7.5 million to fund the capital development and on-going services for a new 20-bed residential rehabilitation facility based in Caboolture, which will provide live-in treatment options for patients in need. This funding will start to flow immediately and will again reduce a significant barrier for support for those people who are unable to travel to Brisbane for help," press release statement said.

Delivering services to people in their local area gives them a greater chance of overcoming their illness, helping them stay within their local support network, close to other community groups. The local community has called for more support services and we are happy to deliver on this important need.

"Alcohol and drugs, especially ice and meth addiction, rips families and communities apart and this funding will ensure more much support is offered to stop people slipping through the cracks," press release statement said.


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