Monday, 4 June 2012

Mental Health initiative

State Government supports Mental Health initiative by JewishCare and B’nai B’rith Retirement Villages (BBRV)

The State Government has provided $40,000 in funding for essential modifications for a two home units that BBRV intends to purchase to provide homes for people with mental health issues.

Henry Wirth Chairman of BBRV said “This is a perfect partnership, we have the expertise in acquiring and maintaining properties for members of the community with specific needs and JewishCare is our community’s largest and most respected provider of services for these people”.

To date BBRV has purchased and will maintain a one bedroom unit in the vicinity of the current BBRV Princess Gardens in Princess Street Rose Bay while JewishCare will provide appropriate clinical services to the individual who will occupy this residence.

Allan Vidor President of JewishCare said “This is great example of collaboration within our community that also demonstrates how we are working creatively to ensure the best outcomes for our clients at the most efficient cost to the community”.

Gabrielle Upton Member for Vaucluse said she had no hesitation in recommending that the NSW Government support this valuable initiative with a Community Building Partnership Program grant of $40,000.

"This initiative provides a template for all community organisations to combine their individual capabilities and resources to help people with special needs live independent lives,” Ms Upton said.

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