LOIS fight­ing to find a fix

SHEP­PAR­TON’S LOCAL OR­GAN­I­SA­TION FOR ICE SUP­PORT HAS COME TO­GETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME

Shepparton News - - NEWS - By Tara Whitsed

Shep­par­ton’s Local Or­gan­i­sa­tion for Ice Sup­port came to­gether for the first LOIS fam­ily fun and in­for­ma­tion day with the aim to find a so­lu­tion to the com­mu­nity’s metham­phetamine prob­lem.

LOIS mem­ber Josh Simm said the day was a fantastic chance to pass on a mes­sage of hope and where the group aimed to tackle a so­lu­tion to the prob­lem.

‘‘We’re start­ing a con­ver­sa­tion by bring­ing peo­ple to­gether,’’ he said.

‘‘We want to share a pos­i­tive mes­sage and, if we can, find and share in so­lu­tions.

‘‘Just by hav­ing a con­ver­sa­tion and open­ing it up to the pub­lic, we think we’ll have a more ef­fec­tive way of find­ing so­lu­tions.’’

Panel ses­sions were held on the topics of re­cov­ery and help, fi­nan­cial sup­port ser­vices, and law en­force­ment and jus­tice through­out Satur­day af­ter­noon.

Mr Simm said when it came to the com­mu­nity’s sup­port and what they could do to help, it was just a mat­ter of ask­ing.

‘‘Every­one’s a this,’’ he said.

‘‘We’ve all got dif­fer­ent skills and we can all con­nect into dif­fer­ent net­works.’’ part of

JUST BY HAV­ING A CON­VER­SA­TION AND OPEN­ING IT UP TO THE PUB­LIC, WE THINK WE’LL HAVE A MORE EF­FEC­TIVE WAY OF FIND­ING SO­LU­TIONS. —JOSH SIMM

Time to fight back: LOIS is fight­ing for a so­lu­tion to the prob­lem of ice use in the com­mu­nity. Pic­tured are LOIS’ Ge­ordie Cor­mack, The Cot­tage co-or­di­na­tor Josh Simm, Chace Mon­aghan, Sa­muel El­lis, Ti­mothy Fletcher and Tommy Tran.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.