A PERMENANT staff member has been appointed by Richmond Wellbeing to help the Northam community.
Tina Gunter, who was chosen for the role by the not-for-profit mental health organisation, has worked with youth, women and men mainly in the alcohol and drug sector.
She had been placed in Northam to help the community with the tools they need to benefit from the government’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The NDIS is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers.
It provides Australians under 65 years of age with a permanent and significant disability with the support they need to live an ordinary life.
However, few know how to access these services which is why Mrs Gunter has been brought on board.
The mother-of-two has been helping people in recovery for about 14 years and is passionate about her work, and supporting more people in the Avon Valley to overcome and manage life-controlling issues.
“I lived in Northam 14 years ago and just recently returned last August so my husband could run a men’s rehabilitation program,” she said.
“I’m passionate about helping people achieve their hopes and dreams while teaching them important life skills.
“I have a growing understanding of the NDIS system and want to help people to get the much needed and life-long support that they require in the community.”
Mrs Gunter can meet people at home, the library or a cafe, depending on where is easiest for those needing assistance.
For more, visit rw.org.au or call Mrs Gunter on 0427 862 745.