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,

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


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

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

 THE “GET CONNECTED” Information Session

Presented by: Libby Ellis Founder of Incharge

When:  Monday 19th June

2 locations

Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub, Springwood

10:00am- 11:30am

Penrith Library Theatrette (2nd Floor), Penrith

2:00pm- 3:30pm

Get Connected


For Students with (Dis) Abilities

Getting NDIS ready

Your opportunity to meet Service Providers

Place: Blacktown Workers Club

55 Campbell Street


When: Thursday 22 June 2017

Time: 12 noon – 6:00pm

Place: Penrith RSL

8 Tindale Street


When: Wednesday 26 July

Time: 12noon – 6:00pm

Western Sydney Apprenticeship and Traineeship Expo

Where: Penrith Panthers Exhibition Marquee

123 Mulgoa Road


When: Tuesday 29 August 2017

Time: 3:00pm- 8:00pm

WSVSN Flyer Expos S2 2017



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



There are a series of 4 different Early Days workshops being run by Autism Spectrum in the Penrith area.

These workshops are for parents of children (0-7)  to inform them about Autism, the impact it may have on their child and how they can help their child.

Where: Penrith Bowling and Recreation Club

Corner of Woodriff and Derby Streets, Penrith

There is a separate flyer for each:

penrith-my-child-autism-10-february-2017Time: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

penrith-helping-my-child-cope-with-change-13-march-2017 Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm.

penrith-encouraging-early-interactions-13-march-2017 Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

penrith-play-and-social-learning-28-april-2017 Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

penrith-tips-22-may-2017 Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

penrith-progression-22-june-2017 Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Register online at www.aspect.org.au

or Telephone Early Days on 8977 8353

 Penrith City Council What’s on



Penrith Council is hosting a free family arts and comedy festival at the Joan to celebrate World Environment Day.

World Environment Sun-day

Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre

Sunday 4th June 2017

12-4pm at the Mondo greenspace outside the Joan

This is a fun, action-packed and family friendly afternoon, filled with games and creative activities designed to encourage you to get involved and improve your own backyard by embracing recycling, upcycling and waste reduction.

There will be food trucks and entertainment throughout the afternoon, with a fun recycled, sustainable and enviro-focus, including the Fast and the Refuse-rious, Wheelie? and You Bin Busy. Entries for the inaugural Binema film festival will also be screened in the Joan’s foyer and the winner will be announced on the day.

There’s also a fantastic line-up of roving musicians and main stage entertainment, with the11-piece brass band, Hot Potato, award-winning live music for kids, families and foodies from The Vegetable Plot, and four-girl indie-folk band, All our Exes Live in Texas.

Talking Rubbish Comedy Gala

7pm at the Joan

As the sun sets, Tripod will headline the adults-only Talking Rubbish Comedy Gala. They’ll be joined on stage by a stellar line-up of Australia’s hottest comedians including MC Rhys Nicholson, Luke Heggie and Becky Lucas.

Tickets for the Comedy Gala are free and limited to 2 per person. Preference will be given to residents of the Penrith, Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains Local Government Areas.



are running an education and information session for carers and the person living with dementia.

When: Friday 9th June 2017. 9:30am- 2:00pm

Where: Panthers Penrith

Please RSVP by Monday May 22nd 2017 Lynore on 8818 1642 or email Lynore.Moffatt@anglicare.org.au

Invitation Dementia Education Penrith 9 June


What to do about wetting? Parents Education Workshop

for parents anmd carers of children 5- 18 yrs experiencing bladder issues.

When: Monday 26th June 2017

Where: Penrith City Library- Theatrette

601 High Street, Penrith

spaces are limited

Phone: 8741 5699

(afternoon tea provided)



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.


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


Tuesday 9th May 2017

Tuesday 11th July 2017

Tuesday 12th September 2017