Wyndham disability self-help groups will be able to provide extra support for people with disability, their families and carers thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced that two groups in the Werribee district will share in grants of up to $10,000 over two years as part of the Labor Government’s Disability Self Help Grants Program.

A total of 61 groups across the state will receive grants as part of the program. This includes 19 self help groups from rural and regional Victoria and 10 groups representing diverse communities.

Self help groups bring together people with lived experience of disability who are dealing with similar challenges to share their experiences, support each other and connect with the community.

Grant recipients in Wyndham include the Multicultural Mutual Support/Self-Help Parents’ Group, and the Wyndham Disability Action Group Inc. (WYNDAG).

The Labor Government’s $378,000 grant funding will strengthen groups by assisting with general expenses, minor works and equipment.

The Government will also evaluate the grants program to better understand how people engage in self help activities, address any gaps and identify improvements for the future.

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Quote attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas

“We’re very proud to support the Multicultural Mutual Support and Self-Help Parents’ Group, the Wyndham Disability Action Group, and other fantastic local groups that do an incredible job helping people with disability, their families and carers.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan

“These grants are just one example of how we’re giving people with disability, their families and carers the support they need at a grassroots level.”

“Disability self-help groups give people valuable emotional and practical support and help connect them with others dealing with similar challenges – we’re proud to support them.”