The health and safety of residents, customers and employees is our top priority and we are continuing to monitor developments in response to COVID-19. Council facilities are open - please follow physical distancing rules of 1.5 metres, limit outdoor gatherings in line with NSW Government restrictions, and continue to practice safe hygiene and wash hands regularly.
The noticeboard is a place for residents and community organisations to find the latest news from community and social services in Lake Macquarie. All content is submitted by community organisations. Council provides the noticeboard facility and approves submissions before publication. Stay up to date with the noticeboard by signing up to our newsletter.
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Let Council know about your Harmony Week activities and go in the draw for a $500 debit gift voucher to use for your centre. All schools, preschools and day care centres in Lake Macquarie LGA are eligible. Closing Friday 19 March.
The PHN is partnering with the Health Issues Centre to support individuals working to obtain the Graduate Certificate in Consumer and Community Engagement. The PHN is offering 20 sponsorships to cover the enrolment fees of key staff. Closing Fri 19 March
Speak my Language focuses on CALD and Indigenous Australians with disabilities, and their supporters, sharing real stories and experiences, via recorded interviews, radio broadcasts and online.
Our NSS Settlement Team have advertised Multicultural Youth Worker positions to work on our Northern Youth Exchange 2021 Project. Closing Thursday 4 March.
Reminder of Factsheets and Resources available online from Hunter Tenants Rights and Advocacy Service
Moving Forward Together Association running a poster and songwriting competition is on again. Entries close on 2 April.
Minus18 has just received limited funding to offer FREE LGBTQIA+ student and teacher live-streamed digital education sessions (+Q&As) to rural and regional schools in New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland. Easy as that. No strings attached.
This fantastic workshop will outline how to engage with the person who is using and how family members who are impacted by a person with alcohol and/or other drug dependence can learn to build their resilience, manage their expectations and cope. Saturday 27 March
Closing Tuesday 9 March
We're excited to be back with the Living Smart Book Club in 2021 with OzHarvest founder Ronni Kahn and her title A Repurposed Life. Join us from the comfort of your own home for the second event of the year at a new earlier time slot of 7-8pm.
Expressions of Interest close on Wednesday 3 March 2021 at 2pm.
Our Love Water grants are now open for community groups and organisations to apply for up to $10,000. Applications for round 2 close Wednesday 24th March 2021.
TRANSform Newy resources include posters and info packs from Hunter Gender Alliance, supported by a Boost Your Place Grant with City of Newcastle. Hunter Gender Alliance work to improve the rights, health and lives of trans and gender diverse (TGD) people in the Hunter and beyond.
Expressions of interest are now open for Lake Macquarie representatives to join the Hunter and Central Coast Regional Planning Panel. We are seeking qualified, skilled and experienced experts to help build a better, more vibrant future for Lake Macquarie City. Closes 17 March.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics are currently recruiting Local Engagement Officers (LEOs) for the 2021 Census. Positions are available across the country in all states and territories. The Census will be held on the 10 August 2021.
Does your goal setting for 2021 include learning any of the below tools as self and business development? Social Media, Wordpress Website and Canva instructive workshops designed for beginners and those with limited skills and knowledge.
What could your organisation, team or club do with a grant of $20,000?
Join us for an interactive Disability Awareness Training session followed by a Q&A webinar with atWork Australia’s National Diversity Employer Manager Penny Evans and Disability Employment Services Ambassador Shaun Pianta.
The summer edition of the quarterly Koori Grapevine is available for your reading.
An 18 week program and pathway to self-sustainability, engagement and employment
A wellbeing program for young women starting in February
Dates to pop in your diary - Thursday 1 April, 3 June, 7 October, 2 December
It is with a heavy heart that Food N Friendship in Warners Bay has closed down effective as at December 2021.
The Energy and Water Ombudsman NSW is a free, fair and independent dispute resolution scheme for customers and small business experiencing energy and water issues. EWON has developed a free series of articles specifically for consumers to assist them on a range of energy and water issues. We would be pleased to provide these articles to organisations for their newsletters.
Community Activities Lake Macquarie have created a calendar of recognition and awareness days for 2021.
Carers NSW offers a number of free workshops and training for carers, carer support groups, service
Do you have a flair for fashion or a desire to help people with their career goals?
The Place: Charlestown Community Centre has opened a Kindness Cupboard for the Community
Headstart's 28 page quarterly newsletter with info and stories about brain injury recovery.
START is a 90 mins online suicide intervention training course for anyone over the age of 16
Cost-free service for the multicultural community to support their journey with the NDIS
See attached newsletter from Southlakes Community Services
The program is free and will deliver a variety of activities, case studies, information sheets and videos which explore key topic areas of mental health, wellbeing, coping with stress, help-seeking strategies and action planning.
Support for Carers with the Carer Gateway
Govt Support for Business at Risk of Closure from COVID-19
Hunter Community Alliance's Listening Campaign and Hunter Homeless Connect Newsletter
From January 2021 we will be located in the Windale area and our new home will be in the PCYC building!
Vacancies in the Men's Program and accepting referrals
Includes an all-ages great outdoors program in Lake Macquarie
In Feb/Mar 2021, Southlake Community Services is teaming up with Central Coast Community College offering a Free Hospitality Basics course to community members.
HIPPY Eastlakes Program is now taking expression of interests for 2021
The Centre for Social Impact is producing a series of fact sheets to address specific social issue areas in the context of COVID-19.
The #chatsafe guidelines' top 10 tips for young people on communicating safely online about suicide.
Learn how to support family, friends and your community to improve their digital literacy skills and confidence.
Webinars for carers and service providers
SafeTALK and START available for free in Lake Macquarie
Everymind is pleased to announce the launch of the new Ahead for Business digital hub which supports small businesses to be mentally healthy.
Counselling support for the Disability Royal Commission Interrelate is funded to provide counselling support to people who are affected by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
Program for women on Fridays fortnightly during school terms with child minding available
Free and confidential service to support you, and guide you through your financial situation.
The next edition of the COVID-19 version of our Community Connections Directory has just been finalised and sent to the printer!If your organisation requires some of these to distribute to people in need of support, please let us know
Community Depression Recovery Group
Tips to help vulnerable older people and people with disability during Coronavirus
Documents included local flyers on resources and still reporting even when social distancing.
Lake Macquarie City Council
126-138 Main Road,
Speers Point, NSW 2284
Box 1906, Hunter Region
Mail Centre, NSW 2310
Phone 02 4921 0333
Local number for Wyee residents 02 4357 1999
Telephone Interpreting Service 131 450 National Relay Service 133 677
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