THE construction of 28 new independent living units and a new 20-bed residential aged care home in Wyndham Street Shepparton is coming along nicely and is scheduled to be completed in September this year. Funding for the units comes from the Victorian State Government, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) Victorian Branch, the Ian Potter Foundation and the John T Reid Charitable Trust. While funding for construction of the residential aged care home comes from the Federal Government.
The new homes will be allocated to people aged 50 and over who have experienced or are vulnerable to homelessness. For the units, priority will be given to those who have experienced family violence.
“We are proud to be serving the Shepparton community, and this project means we will soon also be able to utilise our residential aged care experience to support people as they age,” said Bryan Lipmann AM, Wintringham CEO and Founder.
“This is a powerful example of how multiple groups can come together in partnership to deliver much needed community services.” said Bryan.