Hammondcare Darlinghurst

(Community Recognition Statements, 4 June 2020, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)

On behalf of the Sydney electorate, I'd like to put on record the important new supported accommodation program at HammondCare Darlinghurst. HammondCare Darlinghurst is a purpose-built, residential aged care home for 42 vulnerable older people with high care needs who have been or are at risk of homelessness. I visited the new building when it was completed and it is great to see that the facility now has residents living there and enjoying their new homes. Grants from the City of Sydney's affordable and diverse housing fund and donations from the Ian Potter Foundation enabled construction on St Johns Anglican Church land and its operations will be funded through Commonwealth aged care programs. HammondCare Darlinghurst fills a big gap between homelessness services, health services and aged care and provides a great model for aged care that meets the needs of specific population groups. I've called on the government to support projects like this and hope that we will see more of these high quality facilities that match individual needs and support a caring community.