Media Release: Funding boost to support families and children in Higgins

The Morrison Government will support Cystic Fibrosis Community Care to deliver a series of online resources to improve the health literacy, self-advocacy and communication skills of people with Cystic Fibrosis in Higgins.

Member for Higgins, Katie Allen, said local residents would be able to build new support networks, learn new skills and access appropriate information and resources thanks to a $336,423 investment from the Morrison Government.

“The Morrison Government is absolutely committed to breaking down barriers for Australians to become self-reliant, get a job, participate in local activities and lead healthy and happy lives,” Ms Allen said.

“This all starts with making sure everyone feels included and supported in our community.

“The project will provide factsheets, videos and access to other information and online learning as well as develop stories of transition experiences for people with Cystic Fibrosis.”

Minister for Families and Social Services, Anne Ruston, said the goal of the funding was to assist people with Cystic Fibrosis to take up work opportunities, improve access to training services and empower people at risk of isolation.

“This investment will help people with Cystic Fibrosis across Higgins to access support and resources and boost their social and economic participation,” Minister Ruston said.

“A re-elected Morrison Government will continue to invest in great organisations like Cystic Fibrosis Community Care that support vulnerable members of our community to achieve all of their work and personal aspirations.”

CEO of Cystic Fibrosis Community Care Karin Knoester said the funding would enable the organisation to develop a national online information hub that provides high quality information for young people living with cystic fibrosis.

“This will support young people to make informed decisions as they transition to adult care and begin managing their own health and plan for their future,” Ms Knoester said.

“Young people, their families and health professionals will be involved in developing these resources and will include people sharing their experiences of transition and what they have learned via podcast, video and written pieces.”

Only the Morrison Government will continue to deliver a better future for Australians, and this is part of our plan to build a strong economy and a stronger future.

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