Anglicare welcomes government support package

Anglicare welcomes today’s announcement of additional funding to help community organisations respond to urgent needs arising from the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Tasmanian Government said $5 million would be directed to help NGOs provide additional emergency relief and counselling.

“The flow on effects of this public health emergency are widespread and organisations like Anglicare are an important part of the response,” said Anglicare CEO Chris Jones. “Community organisations are continuing to deliver essential services including support to older Tasmanians and people living with disability, and we are here with housing support and financial counselling”.

Dr Jones said the focus on additional measures to address family violence was valuable.

Anglicare said the capping of electricity prices and water bills, and the waiving of school levies would provide some assurance at a time when thousands of Tasmanians were being adversely affected by the closure of businesses.

“All of us are having to adjust rapidly and organisations like Anglicare are committed to doing all we can to be there at a time when our community needs us most”.

 

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