November 30 2017
By The Ian Potter Foundation
HammondCare has been awarded $2.5m over five years towards the construction of a permanent 42-bed aged care facility in Darlinghurst, NSW for older people with complex health needs who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
This facility will be the first of its kind in NSW and located in the area of greatest need, close to St Vincent’s Hospital and Kings Cross. The project aims to holistically address the needs of older people who are homeless by integrating health, aged care and community services including referral pathways to third party providers to treat alcohol and drug dependencies and/or mental health issues.
With strong financial support from HammondCare and The City of Sydney, it is hoped that this project will provide an evidence-based model to leverage future funding for similar projects from the NSW State Government.