Rockingham Recovery: Supporting our most vulnerable
The City of Rockingham COVID-19 Local Recovery Coordination Group (LRCG) is continuing to support the implementation of the State Government's COVID-19 WA Recovery Plan.
The plan includes extra funding to support the most vulnerable people in our community, including victims of family violence, children in foster care, aboriginal communities, homeless and people requiring mental health or drug and alcohol support.
Here are some useful links for City of Rockingham residents:
- Foster and family carers, special guardian carers and grandcarers are eligible to receive a one-off payment to ease the household pressures of COVID-19.
- The Lucy Saw Centre, based in Rockingham and Fremantle, has received a $50,000 grant grant to support women and children experiencing family and domestic violence as part of Lotterywest's COVID-19 Relief Fund. Contact the centre on 9527 6872 if you need assistance.
- The State Government is investing $56 million into to community mental health and alcohol and other drug (AOD) services to increase community support and treatment for Western Australians. Visit the Mental Health Commission website for help and support with mental health or drug and alcohol problems, or the Think Mental Health website for practical information and resources on looking after your mental and physical health during COVID-19.
- Visit the City's community support services for a list of local not-for-profit groups that can assist with everything from food hampers to financial assistance if you are struggling.
- If you are experiencing homelessness, visit community support services for details on local services that can assist including locations and opening times.
- WA Health has a translated COVID-19 resources (posters and videos) into 21 languages, all of which are available on the HealthyWA website. Resources are currently available in: Arabic, Juba Arabic, Dinka, Achol, Korean, Italian, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Thai, Tamil, Swahili, Spanish, Somali, Punjabi, Khmer, Karen, Indonesian, French, Dari, Hazaragi, Burmese, and Farsi. Healthy WA also has a range of English resources, including the new campaign materials.
City of Rockingham Low Income Subsidy Scheme
The City offers subsidies to adults and seniors on low-income to assist them to feel safer, more secure and connected. Three subsidy types are currently available under our Low Income Subsidy Scheme, with up to $150 available under each subsidy type:
- Safety: To assist adults to make their homes safer and more secure.
- Home Modification or Assistive Equipment: To assist seniors to manage their everyday tasks and remain in their own home longer.
- Information Technology: To assist seniors to become more connected to friends, family, resources and information.
Visit Low Income Subsidy Scheme for more information.
Aboriginal Support Services:
Community Support Services: