SHARING: Some of the detailed books, CDs and tapes for carers that are available in the Coffs Harbour Library.
SHARING: Some of the detailed books, CDs and tapes for carers that are available in the Coffs Harbour Library.

Linked in and learning how to use NDIS

THE Living Well Expo turns 12 this year and you are invited to take part in this free event.

This year's event Living Well, Get Linked Into Life will include keynote speeches discussing the NDIS and Living Life My Way - a framework for people with disabilities to exercise greater choice and control in preparation for their transition to the NDIS.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary, ambassador Paul Nunnari, The Other Superman, will join Andrew Gibson from Every Australian Counts to explore what the rollout of the NDIS will mean to the Coffs Coast.

Jennie Fenton, Living Life My Way ambassador, will recount her own journey as a parent and carer of a child living with disability.

A panel discussion with local people living the experience of disability will follow her speech.

The Expo started in 2003 when Diane Duchateau, president of a carer support group, approached local and regional groups and services from Lismore down to Kempsey.

The aim was to create an event where "Hidden Carers", family and friends who support people living with disability could learn more about support available to help them stay connected to community.

One particular focus of the Expo is to improve health and wellbeing through connectedness on social, physical and emotional levels.

The Expo will be held on Wednesday, August 19, at C.ex Coffs from 10am to 3pm.

There will be a variety of stalls with information on essential health, support, leisure and social groups, along with entertainment, prizes and refreshments.

For more information, please visit midcoastcommunities.org.au.



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