$10 million to support West Australians with disability
The Western Australian Government has announced $10 million under the Community Aids and Equipment Program (CAEP) to purchase essential equipment and home modifications to support people with disability or a medical condition.
CAEP provides essential equipment including toileting and showering aids, wheelchairs, walking aids and communications equipment to improve independence, function and safety of users and to assist carers in their roles.
In order to be eligible, individuals must be in a residential situation that supports independent living and reside in the community for the majority of the time.
For those found eligible for the NDIS, CAEP funding is available until their NDIS plan is implemented or until they move into aged care, at which time the Department of Health becomes responsible for the provision of these supports and services.