National Recovery and Resilience Agency Community Outreach Events

NSW Government

The FWLHD RAMHP Coordinator/s had joined the National Recovery and Resilience Agency along with other services to provide support to farmers, farm workers, families and rural communities across the FWLHD living through the immediate and longerterm effect of drought.

FWLHD - Community Outreach Event

Community Outreach Events: Beccie Mcintosh (Services Australia), Bronte Lee (RAMHP Coordinator) and Thomas ‘Toby’ Ellis (Rural Financial Counselling Service)

The overall aim of these community outreach events was to bring together community members to share with them information on what supports are available and how they can access this support.

RAMHP along with other services travelled to the communities of Balranald, Packsaddle, Tibooburra, White Cliffs, Wilcannia, Broken Hill, Menindee, Pooncarie, Mungo and Wentworth.

These events provided farmers and communities with the opportunity to connect with services, access financial support and assistance, receive $500 rotary vouchers for those that were eligible, and access resources and support towards drought preparedness.

Overall the community outreach events were a great success in providing communities with the opportunity to reconnect with community members and to meet local services, state services and government services face to face.

From community members meeting services face to face, this had assisted them in becoming more familiar with what services and support are available to assist them and it is hoped that familiarity with these supports will empower people to make use of them when required.

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