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.