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Media Release – Minister Keogh and Matt Burnell MP – Veteran and families lives to be lived well in Adelaide’s north

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OFFICIAL

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THE HON MATT KEOGH MP

Minister for VETERANS’ AFFAIRS

MINISTER FOR DEFENCE PERSONNEL

Matt Burnell MP

Member for Spence

 

 

MEDIA RELEASE

18 JANUARY 2024 

 

veteran and families lives to be lived well in adelaide’s north

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Matt Keogh and Member for Spence, Matt Burnell, have today announced Lives Lived Well will receive a $5.445 million grant to develop a new Veterans’ and Families’ Hub in Elizabeth.

This Hub will be a dedicated space supporting veterans and their families, to be established by Lives Lived Well, in partnership with Legacy South Australia.

Located close to RAAF Base Edinburgh, the expansion of the Hub network into Adelaide’s northern suburbs will see more than 10,950 local veterans and their families access improved specialist services close to home.

The Hub will not only be the centre of veteran community connection, it will also feature a range of tailored services seeking to accelerate access to health, advocacy, employment, financial, housing and transition support, as well as referral to other veteran service providers.

With more than 40 years’ experience in providing mental health and wellbeing support, Lives Lived Well will bring their expert perspective to supporting the South Australian veteran community.

The expansion of the Veterans’ and Families’ Hubs network in Northern Adelaide is part of the Government’s $46.7 million commitment to deliver ten new Veterans’ and Families’ Hubs across the country.

For more information about Veterans’ and Families’ Hubs visit www.dva.gov.au/vfhubs

 

Quotes attributed to Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Matt Keogh:

“I’m proud to announce that Lives Lived Well, in partnership with Legacy South Australia will lead the establishment of the Veterans’ and Families’ Hub in Adelaide’s northern suburbs.”

“While each veteran community around the country is different, Lives Lived Well will be able to bring the experiences and insights gleaned at their Caboolture Veterans’ & Families’ Hub to Elizabeth.”

“The consultation undertaken with the community in the development of the business case for this Hub will inform the delivery of a Hub that meets the needs of the northern Adelaide veteran community.”

 

Quotes attributed to Member for Spence, Matt Burnell:

“Today marks an important milestone in delivering our election commitment to improve the lives of our Veterans and their families in the North, and across South Australia.”

“This Veterans’ and Families’ Hub will provide a wide range of support services that were developed by Veterans, for Veterans, and their families.”

“Years of in-depth consultation with the relevant communities has helped progress this project, and today marks an important day for the northern suburbs’ Veteran community.”

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

DVA Media: media.team@dva.gov.au

 

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