LOIS fighting to find a fix
SHEPPARTON’S LOCAL ORGANISATION FOR ICE SUPPORT HAS COME TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME
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.