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Help for grandparents raising grandchildren

 19 October 2017

Grandparents who are raising their grandchildren are invited to a special information session to be hosted in Wodonga by North East Water on 27 October 2017.

Several organisations from across the region will be available to assist and advise people about support services.

Manager Customer Service, Debbie Mackinlay, said some people in that position may not know about the assistance that’s on offer.

“We have worked with support organisation, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, to facilitate the event”, said Ms Mackinlay.

“We recognise that there are many, many grandparents across the region who are raising their children’s kids.

“Our aim is to raise awareness, that those in this situation are not alone, and they have access to a wide range of support services.”

“Representatives from Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Upper Murray Family Care, Maternal Child Health Outreach and Gateway Health will be in attendance.”

The information session is taking place at North East Water’s regional headquarters on Thomas Mitchell Drive in Wodonga on 27 October from 10.00am to 11.30am.

People who would like to attend are asked to RSVP on 1300 361 622.