I was delighted to join Kids Plus Foundation Chief Executive, Shaun Cannon, to celebrate the start of construction of the Kids Plus Foundation National Centre for Therapy, Research and Training (KPF Centre).
The Morrison Government is investing $1.47 million in the KPF Centre under the Building Better Regions Fund.
The $3 million KPF Centre will be a purpose built facility providing specialist therapy programs to children with cerebral palsy and similar neurological disorders.
The KPF centre will provide:
- physical therapy programs to more than 250 children by 2022 including physiotherapy and occupational therapy;
- training, tuition, mentoring, professional secondments and research partnerships; and
- particular expertise in programs to children with cerebral palsy, the most common physical disability in childhood.
This new facility will help to transform the lives of more than 250 children and their families across Geelong and the greater Barwon region of South West Victoria.
I am very proud of our government’s support for these essential disability services in our community.
21 December 2018