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April 2, 2012

Eagle Manor is continuing to provide supported accommodation in East Gippsland to help people deal with a range of mental health issues.

The facility which is located in Eagle Point caters to a maximum of 30 residents.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester recently toured Eagle Manor to meet with owners, staff and residents and discuss opportunities for future upgrades of the facility.

Mr Chester said Eagle Manor provided an important support service for residents who would struggle to live independently in the community.

“Residents at Eagle Manor are dealing with a range of issues that are best treated by a supported approach,” Mr Chester said.

“The staff at Eagle Manor provide specialised care and a safe environment for residents to live in while they undertake activities and learn skills which may make it possible for them to live independently in the future.

“It is a very important service for some of the most vulnerable members of our community.”

Mr Chester said Eagle Manor had already undergone renovations to improve the facility over the past two years and was now looking for government assistance.

Eagle Manor has applied for Federal Government assistance through the Department of Health and Ageing’s National Rural and Remote Health Infrastructure Program (NRRHIP).

“The owners are looking at further ways that they can improve the facility for the benefit of residents and staff,” Mr Chester said.

“They currently have an application before the Federal Government to expand its accommodation to provide an additional 10 ensuite places for a further 10 residents.

“There are also plans to improve and expand the activities area, training room and meeting rooms.”

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