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'It will come back to bite them': Funding cut for elderly day programmes | NZ Herald

Communicare, along with several similar organisations, has an uncertain future. The Auckland District Health Board has cut its part-funding for five day programmes which provide general activities for older people. Day programmes in Waitemata and Counties Manukau have also lost funding. Meanwhile, three programmes which offer activities for people with dementia will keep their ADHB funding.

The affected organisations say if they can't urgently find alternative funding they will reduce their services or close down altogether. They say this is devastating at a time when the negative effects of loneliness are coming into sharper focus.
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