What’s On!

Help with the NDIS:

Come and chat any time

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.

 We are now running a Coffee Club for NDIS Participants / Carers

What happens in the Coffee Club?

That is determined by the group.  For example: we may ask workers with specific knowledge that could benefit participants to attend a session to speak or provide 1 on 1 consultations in that time to answer your individual questions.

We are looking to meet over a coffee on the first Monday of the month.  Morning tea will be provided.

When:    First Monday of the month

10.00 am – 12.00 noon

Where:   Suite 115 The Community Connection, first floor

114-116 Henry Street, Penrith, NSW 2750

For catering purposes we would find it helpful to know if you will be attending, so just a quick email acceptance or a phone call would be great.

Next meeting: Monday 2 July 2018 – Ensuring your child’s well-being into the future

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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.


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


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

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Using MyGov Class

Confused by MyGov?

Tired if waiting in line at Centrelink?

Wanting to start lodging your Medicare claims online?

The LEEP IN LAB will be hosting a free beginners class on how to use MyGov and its connected online services, presented by the Department of Human Services. The classes are open to anyone, just be sure to book ahead.

Date: Friday 20 April 2018

Place: 688 High St, PENRITH 2760

Bookings are essential.

Bring your own device for extra help from our Digital Mentors.

For more information or to book:

Website: https://communitynet.ngo/index.php/digital-inclusion/76272-using-mygov-free-tech-class-in-penrith

Email: leepinlab@leep.ngo

Phone: 4721 1866


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.