The Victorian Government is giving the State Trustees a boost to help support vulnerable Victorians.
States Trustees helps clients with everyday finances when they don’t have the capacity to do so themselves due to disability, illness or injury.
They also provide legal support and advice to ensure clients get their rightful entitlements, such as through the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The Government will invest $4.2 million over two years to improve service delivery and operations at State Trustees, which has just appointed three new board members.
Angela Emslie, Tony Clark and Vivienne Nguyen will join the two existing board members who have been reappointed for a further three-year term.
The new additions to the State Trustees board represent a diverse range of skills and experience.
Current Suicide Prevention Australia chair Angela Emslie has broad expertise in governance and strategy and holds director positions at Frontier Advisors and LIME Management Group.
Tony Clark has a strong track record of advocacy on disability, education, social enterprise and employment issues.
Current chairperson of the Victorian Multicultural Commission Vivienne Nguyen is an established business executive and community leader, having previously held roles as the Victorian Vietnamese Community president and non-executive director at City West Water.
As stated by Treasurer Tim Pallas
“We are making sure all Victorians, including the community’s most vulnerable and the dedicated people who care for them, have the services and resources they need, when they need it.”
“This funding will help break down barriers and give Victorians with disability, illness or injury the financial safety net they need.”
As noted by Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan
“Looking after the financial and legal affairs of those who are unable to do so for themselves is an important responsibility – this boost will ensure State Trustees can continue their good work.”