Speak­ers in touch with needy

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By ADEN MILES

An­other monthly open fo­rum at Toko­roa Coun­cil of So­cial Ser­vices was held last week giv­ing health pro­fes­sion­als the chance to dis­cuss with col­leagues what is hap­pen­ing in their re­spec­tive fields.

The open fo­rum’s two guest speak­ers were: Sal­va­tion Army com­mu­nity min­istries man­ager Colin Bri­dle and Com­mu­nity Liv­ing Trust dis­abil­ity li­ai­son pro­fes­sional so­cial worker Su­sanne Llopis.

Mr Bri­dle spoke about the op­er­a­tion of the com­mu­nity house at­tached to the Sal­va­tion Army ci­tadel in Toko­roa pro­vid­ing food parcels, cloth­ing, parcels and fur­ni­ture.

He also spoke about work­ing with dif­fer­ent agen­cies to get Christ­mas ham­pers to fam­i­lies.

Agen­cies give a list of five fam­i­lies most in need and in con­junc­tion with busi­nesses and me­dia presents are do­nated for the fam­i­lies. Last year Sal­va­tion Army pro­vided for 109 adults and 250 chil­dren.

Com­mu­nity Liv­ing Trust’s Su­sanne Llopis was also on hand to talk about her role which is to visit fam­i­lies and de­velop a sup­port plan with them re­gard­ing what the fam­ily want and the type of sup­port they need.

Suc­cess­fully im­ple­ment­ing these plans is also part of Ms llopis’ job.

The next open fo­rum is on Novem­ber 24.

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