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Funding to support Pivot Support Services co-ordinate reintegration conference

Stuart McGuckinAlbany Advertiser
Albany MLA Rebecca Stephens presents the Lotterywest grant to Pivot Support Services.
Camera IconAlbany MLA Rebecca Stephens presents the Lotterywest grant to Pivot Support Services. Credit: Supplied

A $50,000 Lotterywest grant has been awarded to Pivot Support Services so that it can co-ordinate a conference expected to be attended by delegates from interstate and over seas.

The Albany-based support services provider will run the three-day The Reintegration Puzzle: Changing Season, Changing Lives conference in Perth in March.

The conference have a mix of keynote and workshop style presentations covering a broad range of topics including innovative practice, supporting First Nations people, the impact of disadvantage, supporting families and children, throughcare, the role of peers and those with lived experience, housing and homelessness, employment and addiction.

The grant was presented to the support service provider on Wednesday by Albany MLA Rebecca Stephens.

She said Pivot was key to connecting the conference’s audience with experts speakers on the topic of post-prison reintegration.

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“I’m really pleased to see this local organisation make such an impact on an international platform. I commend Ian and the team for their work in improving support networks for those reintegrating into the community after serving a term in jail,” she said.

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