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$952k Boost for Mental Health In-home Care




Two organizations in south-west Victoria have received $952,000 grants to provide improved in-home care to people recovering from mental illness.

Aspire and Centacare will provide intensive home-based outreach to 12 people over the next four years as part of the State Government program.

Western Victorian MP Simon Ramsay says in-home care is a proven way to help speed up the recovery of people suffering mental illness.

"In their own familiar environment, and certainly with the one-on-one which the home outreach care provides, we've seen over time and experience provides a greater healing process," he said.

He says each organization will care for six people over the next four years.

"We expect up to six people across that region will facilitate in-home care to help with the healing process in relation to behavioral health," he said.

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/  

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