Veterans and their families in Adelaide’s north are set to have access to tailored support services with the announcement of a new Veterans’ and Families’ Hub in Elizabeth.
Announced last week, Lives Lived Well will receive a $5.445 million grant from the Federal Government to develop the Hub in partnership with Legacy South Australia, which will be a dedicated space to support veterans and their families.
Located close to the Royal Australian Air Force Base Edinburgh, this will see more than 10,950 local veterans and their families access improved specialist services, including a range of tailored services seeking to accelerate access to health, advocacy, employment, financial housing and transition support, as well as referrals to additional veteran service providers.
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Matt Keogh, made the announcement during a visit to Adelaide last week.
“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’ and Families’ Hub to Elizabeth,” Minister Keogh said.
“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.”
Local Member for Spence, Matt Burnell, said the announcement marked an important day for the local veteran community.
“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,” Mr Burnell said.
“This Veterans’ and Families’ Hub will provide a wide range of support services that were developed by veterans, for veterans and their families.”
To find out more about the Hub Network, visit www.dva.gov.au/vfhubs.