What’s On!

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

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,
BALGOWLAH NSW 2093
www.myvoice.net.au

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

InCharge

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
www.incharge.net.au

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: path@path.org au

NDIS Workshop Individual flyer


 MY CHOICE MATTERS

Get More Skills Workshop

Free, fully accessible workshop for people with a disability, their families and carers, and people working in the sector.

When:  Thursday 10th August 2017

Penrith RSL

8 Tindale Street Penrith

10:00am- 2:30pm

Phone 1800 144 653 to register

 


 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

Blacktown

When: Thursday 22 June 2017

Time: 12 noon – 6:00pm

Place: Penrith RSL

8 Tindale Street

Penrith

When: Wednesday 26 July

Time: 12noon – 6:00pm

Western Sydney Apprenticeship and Traineeship Expo

Where: Penrith Panthers Exhibition Marquee

123 Mulgoa Road

Penrith

When: Tuesday 29 August 2017

Time: 3:00pm- 8:00pm

WSVSN Flyer Expos S2 2017

 


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

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

 


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

FINANCIAL LITERACY COURSE

Every Wednesday for 5 weeks from

26 July 2017- 23 August 2017 11:30am – 2:30pm

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

 

 




LUKE PRIDDIS FOUNDATION

in association with Autism STEP Australia presents

The Transitional Journey

Autism Information Seminars for people with lived experience of autism including carers, parents, educators, service providers and professionals.

Expo style information booths available all day to showcase Western Sydney’s Autism Community of Support, Services and Therapies.
Come and go as you please with the evening concluding with a Panel Forum to answer all you Autism related questions from 7.30pm-9.00pm.

Pre-registration recommended, come and go all day as you please.


A very special event sponsored by your local community club – Tickets are $20 and available NOW online.

Where: Panthers Events Centre

Mulgoa Road

Penrith 2750

When: Friday 21st July 2017

Time:12 noon- 9 pm


LEEP

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.

leep-in-lab-flyer


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

Dates:

Tuesday 9th May 2017

Tuesday 11th July 2017

Tuesday 12th September 2017

GOLF LESSONS