Port Lincoln expo paints picture for carers | GALLERY

Carers SA provided the Port Lincoln community with exposure to carer services and direction of government services at its expo on July 25.

The expo took place at the Nautilus Theatre and featured service providers including West Coast Homecare, Red Cross and Matthew Flinders Home among others providing information to people.

Carers SA Eyre regional team leader Jo Caruana was one of the expo organisers and said this was the first one hosted by Carers SA in Port Lincoln.

“The purpose of this is to show what services in the community are available,” she said.

Many of the services were providing people with information on how they can navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme as well as My Aged Care.

Carers SA local service delivery executive manager Sharon Tentye said the Australian Government was going through reforms for carer services with its Integrated Carers Support Services.

She said Carers SA would look at what was required so it could ensure local services would continue to be provided to carers.

Disability SA admin officer Alice Clark said Port Lincoln recently became a hot spot for clients transitioning into NDIS packages but she and social worker Rebecca Schlink were working hard to get people transferred quickly.

“As far as new clients they are certainly welcome to come and have a chat with us,” she said.

Ms Clark said the office also hosted inter-agency meetings once every three months.