24 February, 2024

Grants to help prevent elderly becoming socially isolated

Organisations across Queensland are invited to apply for a share of an extra $2.5m each year from July 1, in grants aimed at preventing older Queenslanders from becoming socially isolated.

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The grant funding is in addition to the Queensland Government’s existing $4.1m annual investment in 42 Seniors Social Isolation Prevention Services, which connect older people to each other and to their community.

Older Queenslanders can be more vulnerable to isolation because of mobility and health issues, loss of friends and family, living alone or restricted income.

The grant funding will be used to increase the footprint of Seniors Social Isolation Services across the state, as well as to establish a peak body to support those services and provide advice on the effectiveness of services and other issues.

The services will reach out to those experiencing social isolation or at risk, including those living in regional and remote areas, and encourage them to engage in activities to improve their quality of life and social connection.


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