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Palmerston Association receives $12 million grant

Date posted: 27 November 2014

Mandurah, Western Australia (WA), will be better able to treat people with alcohol and other drug issues after a multi-million dollar funding boost was announced.

Local service provider, Palmerston Association, will receive $12.87 million to cater for Mandurah, Rockingham and Fremantle during the next five years.

With the new contracts in place, the services throughout WA will be known as Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS) instead of Community Drug Services.

Mental Health Minister, Helen Morton, spoke of the vital importance of the services. 'We know people are battling problems with alcohol and other drugs throughout the State, and accessing ongoing help close to where they live can be a vital point of difference between someone seeking help or not,' Mrs Morton said.

An additional one-off funding grant of $655,000 from the Drug and Alcohol Office allowed the organisation to move to new premises in Rockingham.

The new premises provide a larger space, allowing for 11 counselling rooms, two nurse stations, 12 workstations, and a large multi-purpose room for training or meetings.

In 2013-14, services across WA provided more than 11,700 treatment episodes to over 10,000 people.

Source: Mandurah Mail


Last updated: 25 November 2014
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