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New partnership supports independence

08/06/2016
Retirees living at Eureka Group Holdings’ 14 Queensland villages will soon have access to Blue Care’s home care services thanks to a new community partnership.

Blue Care began in 1953 and is the state’s largest not-for-profit provider of community care, residential aged care services, and retirement living. Eureka Group Holdings Limited (ASX:EGH) is a publicly listed company and specialist affordable housing owner and operator with 29 villages Australia-wide.

Blue Care Executive Director Robyn Batten said: “Blue Care is passionate about supporting people to remain independent in their home for as long as possible and Eureka has a reputation for providing low cost housing that is affordable, safe and well managed.

“The partnership aims to provide residents at affordable housing complexes with easy and convenient access to home care and support services. The approach involves having Blue Care staff onsite for blocks of time, based on demand.

“Residents at Eureka’s villages will have access to a range of services to complement their lifestyle and promote greater health and wellbeing.”

Eureka Chairman Robin Levison said the partnership will support residents to live independently at their chosen retirement home for as long as possible and receive support from Blue Care who understand and are able to assist in accessing government funding for care services.

“Today’s announcement is of great benefit to residents at our villages – they will be able to remain in their home, in a supported community and receive care tailored to their needs allowing them to stay with Eureka for an extended duration,” Mr Levison said.

A partnership pilot will commence shortly at Eureka’s Tivoli Gardens located in Ipswich, with Eureka villages in Wynnum, Rockhampton and Cairns to follow.

Residents at Eureka’s villages are still free to choose their provider of choice, however the partnership provides convenient and ongoing access to a trusted provider.

Blue Care and Eureka are also committed to the future exploration of other areas of cooperation between their organisations.

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About Blue Care:

Blue Care began in 1953 and is uniquely positioned as one of Australia’s leading residential aged care, community care and retirement living providers.

It is founded on a compassionate approach to care and its reputation is built on its highly experienced team who work in more than 260 centres, in 80 communities across Queensland and northern New South Wales. Blue Care is a not-for-profit organisation and service group of UnitingCare Queensland, which is part of the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod.

For more information visit www.bluecare.org.au or call 1300 258 322.

About Eureka

Eureka is an ASX listed company that specialises in the provision of specialist affordable housing for Australian retirees in mainly regional areas of the East Coast of Australia. Eureka owns and or manages 29 villages with nearly 1900 residents and has multiple villages in Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia and is making a measurable impact on the significant social issue of affordable housing in Australia.

For more information visit http://www.eurekagroupholdings.com.au/ or call (07) 5568 0205.

Media contact

Hayley Campbell
07 3253 4368
h.campbell@bluecare.org.au