Care provider forced to close due to Communities cost-cutting
The head of a care provider that’s being forced to close due to a lack of funding – says he’s gutted to learn about allegations of corruption within the Department of Communities.
Casson Homes offers a 32-bed refuge for women and children escaping domestic violence.
It needs $200,000 a year in recurrent funding to continue operating – which has been refused by the Department.
Divisional Manager Jason Simpson says revelations last week that Paul Whyte is alleged to have stolen $2.5 million – and potentially more – are devastating.
“Gutted, simply because a million dollars of that money could have supported this refuge for over five years,” he told Gareth Parker.
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