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As the hardship continues bushfire recovery drop-in centres get up and running again

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As hardship continues across bushfire-affected communties, the Bega Valley Shire Council and other bushfire recovery services are hoping the return to face-to-face support will help in some way.

The Eden Monaro by election has focused national media on what locals know only too well, and that is there are many people still suffering with no water, no power and lack of appropriate accommodation, all the while continually being reminded of the horror of the fires because their clean up has not started. Mental health is also a major issue for many with financial hardship very real. 

Today Bega Valley Shire Council will host an informal, COVIDSafe drop-in session at Quaama Hall between 10am and 2pm.

The Red Cross, Service NSW, Headspace, Catholic Social Services and community development staff from Council will be at the hall.

Mayor Sharon Tapscott says the drop-in sessions offer an opportunity for a cuppa and a chat with the agencies and an opportunity to find support.