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Do you know what NDIS services are available in the Clarence Valley?

Chances are you’ve probably heard of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) but do you know what other services are available for people in need in the Clarence Valley?

On Thursday 14 November Grafton District Services Club will be hosting a local services information market showcasing service providers in the Clarence Valley. The market is to help make it less confusing and let people know what’s available for those in need of additional support.

The information market will operate like a speed dating event making it easier for people to speak to a range of services. Each service will have a two minute time slot to make a presentation. There will also be stalls set up for services to answer any questions the attendees may have.

Council’s community project officer (aged/disability) Claudia Ollenburg has said “as well as NDIS operators, we will also have services for mental health, young people and other groups. Getting the right support as quickly as possible offers something that has a real impact on people’s lives and the lives of their children”.

She said the arrival of the NDIS had helped, but there were people who did not qualify, who still needed services.

“We know there is a real need to get this information out into the community about services that are here for them” She added.

Ms Ollenburg has already signed up 15 services for the information market and is confident there will be up to 25 agencies at the event for the community to see.

The event will start at 10am and finish at noon.