Charlestown Caring Group - Hansard

 I bring to the attention of members of this House that the Charlestown Caring Group is a community-based organisation committed to providing efficient and responsive support services to many of my constituents, including frail older people, young people with disabilities and their carers.

The staff of the Charlestown Caring Group are supported by a dedicated, caring team of volunteers who gladly give up their time to provide a range of services to people in need. This includes transport to medical appointments, home visits, in-home respite, assistance with shopping, group activities such as craft, games and concerts, bus outings and advocacy services. The volunteers at the Charlestown Caring Group include students, retirees, unemployed people and those with a few spare hours each week. The Charlestown Caring Group has been operating in the area for more than 40 years. I certainly want to see them remain as a viable organisation providing a valuable community service to the people of my electorate.