FREE Consumer rights workshop
Don’t get ripped off when you shop!
FREE Consumer Rights workshop will be presented by Fair Trading
When: To Be Advised
Where: Community Connections, 114-116 Henry St, Penrith.
Consumer topics to be covered include knowing your rights, comparing prices, mobile contracts, being scam aware, NDIS contracts and services. Lunch provided. Hurry – book your place. Call PATH on 4721 0866.
Be in control of your finances
For people with disabilities: Come to a series of 4 FREE workshops to learn how you can turn your money management from avoiding debts and creditors to feeling in control of your money, and even saving for something big you may never have expected to get! Also learn about your consumer rights.
Workshops planned to start on 15 May have been postponed due to lack of numbers. Stay tuned for a new start date.
Help with the NDIS When:
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: To be advised, please contact us to express interest
Where: Community Connections Building
1st Floor 114- 116 Henry Street
Penrith NSW 2750
Contact: PH: 4721 0866
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org au
THE “GET CONNECTED” Information Session
Presented by: Libby Ellis Founder of Incharge
When: Monday 19th June
Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub, Springwood
Penrith Library Theatrette (2nd Floor), Penrith
2017 EMPLOYMENT, LIFE SKILLS AND LEISURE EXPOS
For Students with (Dis) Abilities
Getting NDIS ready
Your opportunity to meet Service Providers
Place: Blacktown Workers Club
55 Campbell Street
When: Thursday 22 June 2017
Time: 12 noon – 6:00pm
Place: Penrith RSL
8 Tindale Street
When: Wednesday 26 July
Time: 12noon – 6:00pm
Western Sydney Apprenticeship and Traineeship Expo
Where: Penrith Panthers Exhibition Marquee
123 Mulgoa Road
When: Tuesday 29 August 2017
Time: 3:00pm- 8:00pm
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)
When: Second Monday of each Month 11am- 1pm
Where: 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.
Where: 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
FREE FAMILY ARTS AND COMEDY FESTIVAL
World Environment Sun-day
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
Sunday 4th June 2017
12-4pm at the Mondo greenspace outside the Joan
This is a fun, action-packed and family friendly afternoon, filled with games and creative activities designed to encourage you to get involved and improve your own backyard by embracing recycling, upcycling and waste reduction.
There will be food trucks and entertainment throughout the afternoon, with a fun recycled, sustainable and enviro-focus, including the Fast and the Refuse-rious, Wheelie? and You Bin Busy. Entries for the inaugural Binema film festival will also be screened in the Joan’s foyer and the winner will be announced on the day.
There’s also a fantastic line-up of roving musicians and main stage entertainment, with the11-piece brass band, Hot Potato, award-winning live music for kids, families and foodies from The Vegetable Plot, and four-girl indie-folk band, All our Exes Live in Texas.
Talking Rubbish Comedy Gala
7pm at the Joan
As the sun sets, Tripod will headline the adults-only Talking Rubbish Comedy Gala. They’ll be joined on stage by a stellar line-up of Australia’s hottest comedians including MC Rhys Nicholson, Luke Heggie and Becky Lucas.
Tickets for the Comedy Gala are free and limited to 2 per person. Preference will be given to residents of the Penrith, Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains Local Government Areas.
ANGLICARE”S DEMENTIA ADVISORY SERVICE
are running an education and information session for carers and the person living with dementia.
When: Friday 9th June 2017. 9:30am- 2:00pm
Where: Panthers Penrith
Please RSVP by Monday May 22nd 2017 Lynore on 8818 1642 or email Lynore.Moffatt@anglicare.org.au
CONTINENCE FOUNDATION OF AUSTRALIA
What to do about wetting? Parents Education Workshop
for parents anmd carers of children 5- 18 yrs experiencing bladder issues.
When: Monday 26th June 2017
Where: Penrith City Library- Theatrette
601 High Street, Penrith
spaces are limited
Phone: 8741 5699
(afternoon tea provided)
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