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.
PERSONALISED ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
on Monday 30 July
Come to a free information session and learn about a great service that works to combine your goals and ideas with the technical expertise of dedicated volunteers to design and build equipment customised for you.
More information – see the info on this flyer:
Penrith PCYC are holding a Disability Social Group for people with special needs of any age
Starting Monday 6 June 2016
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
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
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
Free transport can be provided to and from the venue. Bookings are essential.
Light refreshments also provided
North St Marys Neighbourhood Centre
Mt Druitt and area Community Legal Aid Outreach Service
Fortnightly by appointment only
Phone: Kim 9673 3908
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
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 is once again this year offering $1 movie tickets for carers.
When purchasing tickets, at the box office you must present either:
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.
NEPEAN DISABILITY EXPO