We look forward to partnering with government and departments to ensure implementation will benefit the over 700,000 Victorians who are carers.
The following are some key initiatives in this budget.
- The first of a ten-year program to rebuild the system. Exciting to see $93 million to provide dedicated support for families and carers.
- Of this, $54.5 million will be for eight family and carer led centres across the state by end of 2022. We look forward these centres focusing on the mental health of all carers.
- A $383.8 million investment in skills, training and higher education. This includes an investment of $88.8 million to provide subsidised VET courses to eligible students.
- $193 million to support people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, including $110 million for the Private Rental Assistance Program.
- $14.6 million for ‘Good Money’ hubs, including an expansion into phone-based and digital services.
- The enhanced Good Money service is expected to deliver 11,500 no-interest loans over four years, helping approximately 25,000 Victorians with a low-income.
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