We have just completed two regional visits around NSW as part of the Supported Accommodation Extension Project. As you can imagine regional visits have been on hold due to the COVID pandemic so it’s been wonderful to be back out in the wider community again.
The first visit undertaken by Solicitors, William Maynard and Rob Lollbach and Project Manager Penny Robins was to the South Coast where we visited Nowra, Batemans Bay, Moruya, Dalmeny and Narooma providing community education to a mix of retirement villages, individual legal advice sessions and a lively session with a land lease community. We also offered private advice at clinics held in Nowra, Moruya and Narooma and gave a community education address with the Retirement Villages Residents Association in Worrowing Heights.
The second trip was to the Central West with two solicitors from the Sydney office, Nalika Padmasena and William Maynard, led by our enthusiastic and talented Dubbo based Navigator, Lisa Johnston. The trip through Dubbo, Orange and Parkes addressed the residents of a number of different retirement villages in each town. William said “I think the trip went very well. The RVs had a variety of size and prosperity level, but each of them provided a good attendance and the attendees were interested, asking questions”. Nalika reported getting great feedback from the communities we visited.
Lisa noted that the information sessions seemed to be received well, with all present engaged and eager to ask questions at the end of each presentation.
These visits not only provide personalised and general legal information but are also a valuable opportunity to spread the word about the range of assistance and support we can provide.
Our thanks to project manager, Penny Robins and all involved.
Photos by Lisa Johnston.