Links for Life Disability Expo 2017 in Tamworth busy with exhibits on employment, transport, advocacy, education, equipment, housing and more

EXHIBITORS: There were dozens of stands representing groups and businesses involved in employment, transport, advocacy, education, equipment, support services, housing, health and more. Photo: Carolyn Millet

EXHIBITORS: There were dozens of stands representing groups and businesses involved in employment, transport, advocacy, education, equipment, support services, housing, health and more. Photo: Carolyn Millet

THE solid crowds and the feedback from this year’s Links for Life Disability Expo have made the event “so worthwhile”, an organiser has said.

Disability Links Expo committee member Danielle Northey said the event at Tamworth Sports Dome was busy right up until closing time.

“It was very well-attended, probably because we’re 12 months into the NDIS, so you’ve got more people who have a plan and a better understanding of what they’re looking for,” she said.

“We were really happy with the turnout.”

The 56 exhibitors at the 10th annual event included some new people plus “staple” exhibitors, Mrs Northey said.

STAY: At the Guide Dogs NSW/ACT stand, Phillip Tilley put the training of his guide dog Nelson to the test, leaving him in the middle of the hall for almost a minute until a command to return. Photo: Carolyn Millet

STAY: At the Guide Dogs NSW/ACT stand, Phillip Tilley put the training of his guide dog Nelson to the test, leaving him in the middle of the hall for almost a minute until a command to return. Photo: Carolyn Millet

They were from the areas of employment, transport, advocacy, education, equipment, support services, housing, health and more.

Mrs Northey said the committee would hold a debriefing meeting next week, discuss what worked well and what could be improved, and “set the wheels in motion to start again for another year”.

”There will always be a need for disability support and a need for knowledge.”

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