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:
LIVING LIFE MY WAY
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
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.
My Voice Pty Ltd
PO Box 319,
BALGOWLAH NSW 2093
Director: Robert Zoa Manga
Mob: 0433 169 192
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org au
For catering purposes, please register your attendance by 24th April 2017
MY CHOICE MATTERS
Get more Skills– Workshop
Where: Springwood Sports Club
83 Macquarie Road
When: Tuesday 2nd May 2017 10:00 am- 2:30 pm
Refreshments and lunch provided
Register your interest 1800 144 653
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
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
Werrington Neighbourhood Centre
Ph: 9673 6133
EARLY DAYS WORKSHOPS— PENRITH
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-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.
PENRITH NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRES WEEK 2017
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
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 – www.artofmusic.com.au
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
LEEP IN LAB
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