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Befriending

We try to learn from newcomers to Penrith and Eden what they want and need from their new community, and how best they feel they can become a part of it. Linking people who already live here with people who are recently arrived creates great mutual opportunities for sharing life experiences and, often, friendships emerge.

Sometimes newly arrived people need practical help, for example being accompanied on a hospital visit, improving English language skills, looking for jobs and getting involved in community activities.