$100M to prevent injury and boost recovery
We are excited to announce that Spinal Cord Injuries Australia will be one of the first organisations to receive support from the newly launched icare Foundation, to help fund the expansion of our NeuroMoves exercise service into Lismore.
The icare Foundation is an initiative to prevent injury and improve the wellbeing of people who are injured at work or on the road. The Foundation will be investing $100 million over the next 5 years to achieve this aim.
Minister for Finance, Services and Property Dominic Perrottet said the launch reflected icare’s mission to look at innovative ways of preventing injury and giving people in NSW the best opportunity to return to health and live fulfilling lives following serious injury.
“Whether it is funding new research for innovative treatments, support programs for families caring for injured people, or improving access to innovative recovery programs in regional areas, this initiative will mean better care and support for injured people in NSW,” said Mr Perrottet.
One of the Foundation’s initial projects will be a partnership with SCIA to fund a new facility to make our NeuroMoves service available to seriously injured people in Lismore, with the potential to expand to other regional areas in the future.
CEO of SCIA, Peter Perry, said SCIA’s partnership with the icare Foundation would bring life-changing exercise programs to areas where they are not currently available.
“Our NeuroMoves program has a proven track record, and now more people with spinal cord injuries and similar disabilities will be able to experience the benefits it can deliver,” he said.
Dignitaries at the launch of the icare Foundation
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