The Benevolent Society recently featured as a Platinum Sponsor and exhibitor at South West Sydney’s largest disability expo.
The highly successful two-day event was attended by industry colleagues as well as the public, and shone a bright spotlight on our NDIS services and supports.
Extremely important to those living with disability, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was placed front and centre as a key topic of the recent South West Disability Expo, held at the Whitlam Leisure Centre on December 8 and 9 in the Sydney suburb of Liverpool. The first of its kind in the region, the South West Disability Expo featured 120 exhibitors – including The Benevolent Society as one of the three Platinum Sponsors of the event. Our stand featured a showcase of our supports and services for people with a disability, including those specific to navigating the NDIS. The prominently positioned stall presented expo attendees with take-away informational resources as well as the opportunity to chat with staff on a one-to-one basis.
According to the Expo organisers, 70 per cent of the two-day event’s 2000 attendees visited stalls to connect with service providers, and almost half of all who attended were most interested to learn about navigating the NDIS.
In addition to meeting with key industry affiliates such as the NSW Minister for Disability Services, The Hon. Ray Williams; Executive Director, Disability for The Benevolent Society, Jo-Anne Hewitt, provided presentations and talks on our services and participated in media opportunities.
Free to the public, the event also featured live entertainment for families with the vast majority of carers who attended saying they found the Expo highly helpful to the ongoing needs of those they care for. In fact, 90 per cent of the 2000 Expo attendees said they’d return to future events.
The South West Disability Expo was presented by 4community, Liverpool City Council, Canterbury-Bankstown Council, Fairfield City Council, the National Disability Coordination Officer Program and the Afford organisation.