What’s On!

Help with the NDIS

PATH is keen to see that carers and people with disabilities achieve the best possible, most appropriate plan under the National Disability Insurance scheme.  Do you need help with the planning process for you or your loved one?  Contact PATH’s Manager, Shirley and talk about your options.

The NDIS is potentially a wonderful scheme, but feedback we have received indicates it could be better.  PATH, in partnership with other organisations and individuals in the Penrith, Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury areas, wants your feedback on the NDIS.  We are compiling the feedback and we will pass it on to the National Disability Insurance Agency.  Your feedback will be completely anonymous, unless you want us to help you work for a better plan.

You are most welcome to pop into PATH’s office and chat with the Manager, Shirley, or phone or email us.

Also, if you want to prepare yourself to work much more effectively with the NDIS, come and attend some excellent FREE training:


Getting Prepared 2016-2018

The NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS), Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC), has invested in a significant number of projects to build the capacity of people with disability, families and carers to exercise choice and control and prepare for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). These projects also provide opportunities to connect with other people with disability, families and carers


Help in Developing your NDIS Plan

There are just the several organisations PATH is currently aware of that provide FREE help for you to develop your or your child’s NDIS Plan.

1. Physical Disability Council of NSW (PDCN) – their service is only for adults with a disability who will be able to register with the NDIS after 1 July 2016.

Register through your local FACS office: 02 4734 9499

Click on this link to read more:  Planning Training PCDN

2. My Choice Matters

Contact: 1800 144 653

3. Resourcing Families

Contact: 9869 7753 or 1800 774 764

4. InCharge

Contact: Libby Ellis 0420 526 691

5. Jeder Institute

Contact: 0409 646 665

6. NSW Council for Intellectual Disability (NSWCID)

Contact: 1800 424 065

Training for NDIS Plan Self-Management

Training is also available to assist you develop skills to manage your plan independently. Note that there are costs involved if you want 1:1 attention. However, training for managing the plan independently can be included in the NDIS plan itself – so you will not pay the costs for plan management training yourself.

Contact –

My Voice Pty Ltd

PO Box 319,

Director: Robert Zoa Manga
Mob: 0433 169 192
Email: rmanga@myvoice.net.au


A Blue Mountains resident who has nearly 20 years personal experience with assisting her brother transform his life.
Director: Libby Ellis
Mob: 0420 526 691
Email: hello@incharge.net.au

View Libby’s flyer: InCharge NDIS


 Understand your NDIS plan management options

Workshop run by Libby Ellis, Director of InCharge

When: Thursday 27th April 2017 10:00am – 2:00pm

Where: Community Connections Building

1st Floor 114- 116 Henry Street

Penrith NSW 2750

Contact: PH: 4721 0866

Email: path@path.org au

For catering purposes, please register your attendance by 24th April 2017

NDIS Workshop Individual flyer


Get more Skills– Workshop

Where: Springwood Sports Club

83 Macquarie Road

Springwood 2777

When: Tuesday 2nd May 2017 10:00 am- 2:30 pm

Refreshments and lunch provided

Register your interest 1800 144 653

Email: info@mychoicematters.org.au


Become a Leader– E-Learning Tool (online)

Will help you be a leader in your life and in the community around you.

Where: Penrith RSL Tindale Street, Penrith 2750

When: Thursday 11th May 2017 10:00am- 2:30pm

Registrations are essential as places are limited

Phone: 1800 144 653

Email: info@mychoicematters.org.au

If you have your own ipad or laptop please bring it along!



Penrith PCYC are holding a Disability Social Group for people with special needs of any age

Starting Monday 6 June 2016 Time: 10am

Runs on the first Monday of every month

Click to download leaflet:Flyer


Free Carers Support Group

(For carers over 18 years old)

Second Monday of each Month

11am – 1pm

Available at

Werrington Neighbourhood Centre

Ph: 9673 6133



There are a series of 4 different Early Days workshops being run by Autism Spectrum in the Penrith area.

These workshops are for parents of children (0-7)  to inform them about Autism, the impact it may have on their child and how they can help their child.

Place: Penrith Bowling and Recreation Club

Corner of Woodriff and Derby Streets, Penrith

There is a separate flyer for each:

penrith-my-child-autism-10-february-2017Time: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

penrith-helping-my-child-cope-with-change-13-march-2017 Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm.

penrith-encouraging-early-interactions-13-march-2017 Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

penrith-play-and-social-learning-28-april-2017 Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

penrith-tips-22-may-2017 Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

penrith-progression-22-june-2017 Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Register online at www.aspect.org.au

or Telephone Early Days on 8977 8353

 Penrith City Council What’s on

Portraits in Pink exhibition

Saturday 1st April – Thursday 27th April 2017

Penrith City Library

Free and open to the whole community.



Get involved in your community by discovering the local support services and community programs and events that Penrith’s Neighbourhood and Community Centres have to offer.

DATE: Tuesday 2nd May 2017 10:00am – 12 Noon

VENUE: Pop Up Park 565-567 High Street Penrith 2750

For more information Phone: 4732 7771

2017 Penrith NeighbourCentresWeekFlyer

Hopefully you haven’t missed the return of Art of Music Live on May 4 at The Opera House. Jenny Morris has again curated a fantastic line up including Neil Finn, Jon Stevens, Megan Washington, Imogen Clark and Jack Carty. This will be an unforgettable experience.
For more information and tickets –

Nordoff Robbins are pleased to partner with Fernhill Estate to deliver a unique boutique concert experience at the beautiful historic estate.  Jimmy Barnes, Jon Stevens and special guests will rock Western Sydney under the stars on Sunday May 7th

For more information and tickets www.fernhillestate.net au


Build skills and confidence using technology and the internet

at Leep’s Digital Learning Lab.

Fridays: 11am – 4pm

688 High Street PENRITH

No need to book, just drop in.


Golf Lessons for people with an intellectual disability

Single lesson days:  Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Where: Penrith Golf Club

1939 The Northern Road, Penrith 2750


Tuesday 9th May 2017

Tuesday 11th July 2017

Tuesday 12th September 2017