As an Out of Home Care agency, Anchor Inc is so excited to hear the latest announcement from the Victorian Government’s 2020/21 budget.
COVID-19 has impacted so many of us, including young people and children in state care. We have seen many young people and clients who need support and a safe place to stay, particularly during the pandemic.
The State Government have recognised this and as result have included extended care arrangements to every young person in state care from 18 to 21 years – a $64 million investment, beginning 1 January 2021.
Of this decision, Anchor CEO Heidi Tucker has said:
“Throughout my 40 year career, this is the first time I have felt that children who are in state care (through no fault of their own) will have support to transition successfully into adulthood, this will be life changing”.
You can read the full media release regarding this decision here.