What’s On!

NDIS Coffee Club

Special workshop: NDIS language and concepts

Monday 8 October 10.00 am – 12.00 noon

The next Coffee Club will meet on the SECOND Monday of October, not the first Monday.  Libby Ellis from InCharge and Catherine Duffy, a former LAC (Local Area Coordinator), will talk about vital aspects of the NDIS: the language and concepts of the NDIS.  To ensure the communication you have with LACs and NDIS Planners is as clear as possible, to optimise the plan funding you or your loved one receive, it is important to have a shared understanding of the words used in the NDIS.

There will be time for questions – in fact, apart from a short presentation of key terms, most of the workshop will answer people’s questions.  

This is a Coffee Club meeting very pertinent to the needs of NDIS participants and their carers.

If you intend to come, please try to let us know by Friday 5 October so that we can adequately prepare seating and a scrumptious morning tea.


CARERS’ WEEK 14-20 OCT

Special Events 

Are you a carer for a child or adult with a disability?  Needing to recharge your batteries?  Want to spend just an hour or two, or even half a day, at a fun event with other carers?

There are many events being offered by a range of services and organisations in the Nepean/Blue Mountains areas – at NO COST to you!

For more information, please contact PATH or Carers NSW.

PATH’s contact details are on our home page.

Carers NSW: http://www.carersnsw.org.au/ – for an events calendar – or

Telephone: 02 9208 4744


 

PENRITH PCYC

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

PLEASE NOTE: participants must be members of PCYC before commencing these activities. This is $20 for an adult, and $10 for a junior.

Click to download leaflet: Flyer


PENRITH KIDSFLIX

FREE event for families with disadvantage – provided by Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW

Saturday 17 November – The Grinch

Tickets must be pre-ordered.  Contact PATH now!! for the booking form.


PCYC – WORLD FESTIVAL OF MAGIC

FREE tickets to the annual Magic Show

for children, teenagers and families who have been having a hard time due to illness, disabilities or other health related issues.

Where: Blacktown Worker’s Club

When: Wednesday 14 November at 6.00 pm

Contact PATH by 18 October to register.


 

CARERS SUPPORT GROUP

For carers over 18 years old

When: Second Monday of each month at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Werrington Neighbourhood Centre

Phone: 9673 6133


ASPERGER’S SUPPORT GROUP

For anyone who has Asperger’s Syndrome (or an Autism Spectrum Disorder) or has someone in their family who does.

When:   First Monday of each month at 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Where:  Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre  (62 White Cross Rd, Winmalee, NSW 2777)

A light morning tea will be provided.

For more information contact the Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre.

Phone:  4754 4050

Website:  http://www.winmaleeneighbourhoodcentre.com.au/courses-activities


COMMUNITY JUNCTION INC.

 Information on groups being held at Colyton Neighbourhood Centre

Corner of Jensen and Willoughby Street, Colyton

For further information and to book phone TeRina: 9188 9065

Email: info@communityjunction.org.au

LIVING WELL

An opportunity for seniors living in the Colyton area and surrounds to:

Meet new people, participate in community life and learn about general well-being.

Every Thursday during school terms 10am – 12noon

Cost: $5

Free transport can be provided to and from the venue. Bookings are essential.

Light refreshments also provided

North St Marys Neighbourhood Centre

Day: Wednesday

Cost: Free

Mt Druitt  and area Community Legal Aid Outreach Service

Fortnightly by appointment only

Phone: Kim 9673 3908


LEEP

LEEP IN LAB

Re-opens 14 February 2018

Our Leep in Lab is learning space where volunteer digital mentors provide free one-on-one support to help people build basic technology skills in a familiar and trusted environment.

Leep in Lab offers one hour sessions from a volunteer digital mentor.

Wednesdays and Fridays: 10am -12pm

688 High Street PENRITH

Phone: 4721 1866

Email: leepinlab@leep.ngo

LiL Flyer


 TAX HELP

 

If your tax affairs are simple and you are on a low income, you could be eligible for this free service, Tax Help.

Provided by the Australian Tax Office at the six neighbourhood centres in the Blue Mountains, this confidential and free service is run by volunteers trained and accredited by the Tax Office to help clients with straightforward tax affairs to complete their 2017-2018 tax return. Appointments with an accredited Tax Help volunteer will be available at LMNC on Friday in August to October.

The Tax Help dates are as followed:

  • 3 August
  • 10 August
  • 24 August
  • 7 September
  • 21 September
  • 5 October
  • 12 October
  • 26 October

There will be four appointments scheduled – 10 am, 10:45 am, 11:30 am and 12:15 pm.

Eligibility criteria applies. To find out more, or to make an appointment, call into the office or phone us on 4739 1164.

If you live elsewhere in the Blue Mountains, you can find Tax Help at the following neighbourhood centres:

Springwood: 4751 3033

Winmalee: 4754 4050

 

Tax Help is also available at Penrith Library:

Fridays 11am – 3pm (until Friday 26 October 2018)

Call 4732 7891 to book


HOYTS CINEMA 

Hoyts cinema is once again this year offering $1 movie tickets for carers.

When purchasing tickets, at the box office you must present either:

Healthcare card

Centrelink Pension card

Any other cards with government-recognised carer identification.

This offer is valid until 31 December 2018

For more information visit: www.carersnsw.org.au/get-involved/membership or contact your local cinema.