Mi­grant of­fi­cer

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Sara Bar­ron is Wim­mera De­vel­op­ment As­so­ci­a­tion’s new set­tle­ment of­fi­cer, help­ing mi­grants set­tle in the re­gion.

She said mov­ing to a new area was never easy. “I moved here from the United King­dom two years ago, hav­ing vis­ited the area many times. Even with­out the lan­guage bar­rier or ar­riv­ing un­der dif­fi­cult cir­cum­stances, be­com­ing part of a new com­mu­nity can be dis­ori­en­tat­ing and re­quires sup­port,” she said.

The as­so­ci­a­tion’s set­tle­ment ser­vices cover Horsham, Hind­marsh, West Wim­mera, North­ern Grampians and Yar­ri­ambi­ack shires and in­clude case-man­age­ment, re­fer­rals to a range of spe­cial­ists and ser­vices, help with com­plet­ing doc­u­ments, ad­vo­cacy and co-or­di­nat­ing com­mu­nity education and events.

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