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Albury plan review sessions

NDIS plan review

Everyone who has an approved NDIS plan will need a plan review before their current plan expires. This workshop is designed to help people with disability, as well as their families and carers, and service providers understand and prepare for the plan review process.
The workshop will cover topics such as:
 What is a plan review?
 When to expect your plan review to occur.
 How plans reviews happen.
 What information you will need to bring to your plan review meeting.

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Albury information sessions

NDIS plan implementation and service agreement information sessions

This workshop focuses on plan implementation and service agreements between participants and
service providers. Using the template, the workshop will explore key aspects and participants’ rights
and choices.
The workshop will cover topics such as:
 Implementing your new plan.
 What is a service agreement?
 Understanding how the price guide works.
 Exploring what supports you need, when and who will deliver them using a service
agreement.
 How to find resources and who to contact?

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ROAR holiday fun

Griffith Intereach staff members Sonia and Vickie put their best sock forward this week as part of an art and craft session held at the Leeton Community Op Shop.
Our ROAR workers hosted a handful of youngsters for a sock puppet making session, which Vickie said was a lot of fun.
“This is just one of the many ways our staff members are reaching out to young people in the community during the school holiday break.”
The Griffith team also have a busy couple of weeks coming up with other partnership activities (Community Skills Project).
If you’d like to find out more about the ROAR program, or Intereach holiday programs, please call 1300 488 226.

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Fond farewell for Friendship Group members

“Anything I can do to help somebody or the community I’ll do it.”

It’s this attitude that has made Dawn and John Leach such popular members of the Barham community for the past 17 years after relocating from Tasmania.
The couple – who are moving to a retirement village in Bendigo – have also been treasured members of the Barham Friendship Group for about 10 years.
Dawn said a friend initially invited them to join the group because they were short of helpers.
“We used to drive the bus once a week and pick up members,” Dawn said.
“We got a lot of enjoyment out of the group and would recommend it to anyone.”

The couple were recently farewelled with a cake and celebrated for their volunteer work in the community – they’ve driven cars for Home and Community Care (HACC) and helped out at the library, while Dawn helped start up a local cancer support group after surviving a cancer battle herself in 2010.
“We don’t want praise or anything like that, we just like helping people,” Dawn said.

The Barham Friendship Group meets each Wednesday at the Community Health Centre at the Barham Hospital from 10am to 3pm. Cost is $15 per attendance which includes lunch.
For more information, contact Intereach Community Support Team on 1300 488 226.

Photo courtesy of Barham Bridge newspaper.

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