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
HAWKESBURY CENTRAL LIBRARY
Location:300 George Street, Deerubin Centre, Windsor
Senior Computer Classes
Central Library, Windsor
Free–Bookings essential, must be library member.
Phone: 4560 4460
1. Beginners computer class
Tuesday 10th October 2017 10am- 12 noon
2. Introduction to the Internet
Tuesday 17th October 2017 10am- 12 noon
3. Introduction to Email
Tuesday 24th October 2017 10am- 12 noon
also more events in November at Central Library, and with Richmond branch library also holding classes specifically for tablets/ phones.
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
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
TAX HELP 2017
Location: Springwood Neighbourhood Centre
104- 108 Macquarie Road, Springwood
Please ring to book in: 4751 3033
Running every Monday up until 16th October 2017
10:00am – 4:00pm
CARERS WEEK ACTIVITIES RUN BY PATH INC
These events are for carers and are totally free
You may like to enjoy a hand massage, be guided through some skin care & makeup techniques, do some card making or make your own tiled coaster.
Alternatively you may prefer to sit and chat over a cuppa.
Date: Monday 16th October 2017
Time: between 10am and 1pm
Morning Tea will be served between 10 and 10:30am and lunch at 12 noon
Venue:1st Floor function rooms
Community Connection Building
114- 116 Henry Street
THREE COURSE DINNER
Relax over dinner with other carers
DATE: Tuesday 17th October 2017
TIME: Meet at 6pm for 6:30 start
Evening ends by 9:30pm
VENUE: Kingswood TAFE College
O’Connell Street, Kingswood
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Both venues are accessible by public transport, and car parking is available.
Please advise us of any special dietary needs.
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.
KIDSFLIX PENRITH INVITATION
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature
When: Saturday 11 November 2017
Time: 9am start for 10am movie screening
Where: HOYTS Penrith
Penrith Westfield Shopping Centre
Cnr Jane & Riley Street
Arthritis NSW invites the people you support to a free Kidsflix movie event. Kidsflix is an event for children and young people living with a chronic illness, disability or in a disadvantaged situation. The best part is that it is all free. The invited child’s immediate family (ie siblings, parents, carers) are also part of the experience at no cost.
Please contact Anna
if you require further information
Phone: (08) 8423 0949