All wel­come to In­tereach AGM Ev­ery­one should know what ser­vices are avail­able at In­tereach be­cause the chances are ... you will need at least one of these ser­vices at some stage in your life­time

The Riverine Herald - - LOCAL CLASSIES -

IN­TEREACH, which has an of­fice in Echuca, will hold its an­nual gen­eral meet­ing at its De­niliquin of­fice on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 22.

The com­mu­nity and hu­man ser­vices or­gan­i­sa­tion, which has its head­quar­ters in De­niliquin, has un­der­gone ex­ten­sive growth in the past year, mainly due to its ap­point­ment as a key part­ner for the Na­tional Dis­abil­ity In­sur­ance Scheme (NDIS).

In­tereach CEO Keryn Fox — who was ap­pointed to the po­si­tion about this time last year — said it had been a busy, chal­leng­ing and re­ward­ing 12 months.

She en­cour­aged lo­cal peo­ple to at­tend the AGM and to read the 2018 an­nual re­port which tells In­tereach’s story through the words of peo­ple who work or vol­un­teer with In­tereach and those who use its many ser­vices.

“The an­nual re­port fea­tures case stud­ies from all our pro­grams to demon­strate the myr­iad of ways we work with, and sup­port, lo­cal peo­ple,’’ Keryn said.

“We want peo­ple to know and un­der­stand what In­tereach has to of­fer our com­mu­ni­ties. We’re an or­gan­i­sa­tion for ev­ery­one, we’re not ex­clu­sive.

“I’d go so far as say­ing that ev­ery­one should know what ser­vices are avail­able at In­tereach be­cause the chances are that ei­ther you or some­one close to you will need at least one of these ser­vices at some stage in your life­time.”

Dur­ing 2017-18, In­tereach em­ployed 325 staff, which was an in­crease of more than 9 per cent on the pre­vi­ous year.

Keryn said the growth was mostly at­trib­uted to In­tereach be­ing an­nounc- ed as the Early Child­hood Early In­ter­ven­tion provider for the NDIS in the Mur­rumbidgee area as well as the Lo­cal Area Co­or­di­na­tion and ECEI provider for the NDIS in the Mallee and Goulburn ar­eas of Vic­to­ria.

“As a re­sult we will be open­ing a num­ber of new of­fices in com­ing months as well as em­ploy­ing more staff, so we have an­other busy and ex­cit­ing 12 months ahead.”

The In­tereach AGM will be held Novem­ber 22 at 12.30pm at the De­niliquin Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre. For in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Ni­cole Tonta on (03) 5890 5200.

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