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Assistance line 1800 246 545
The Mind Health Service Connect Line can support you in your role working with clients living with severe mental illness and/or reduced psychosocial function, who are not currently accessing the NDIS, to find services that meet their current psychosocial needs. The service offers warm referrals, supporting your clients to access the right care at the right time.
The course begins 11 October with Mondays and Wednesdays for business and hospitality, and Tuesdays and Thursdays for community groups.
Anti-Poverty Week will be held from the 17th to the 23rd of October 2021. In 2021 we are reminding governments that there are 2 key things they can do to unlock poverty for individuals, families, and children: raise income support above the poverty line and invest in social housing.
What will Lake Mac look like in 10 years? We're reviewing our 10-year Community Strategic Plan to guide our city on its journey to be thriving, dynamic and vibrant. Its an opportunity for everyone in our community to help create Lake Mac 2032. We want to know what you love about living in Lake Mac, what you would like to see and what would make it an even better city.
8 week online program for young women aged 12 and up at The Place: Charlestown Community Centre
It can be tricky to understand when and what is changing for Covid-19 NSW Public Health restrictions. Hopefully this visual map will make it easier to understand.
We are taking the Living Smart Festival to the airwaves this year with a ten-part podcast covering topics from circular economies to the radical act of caring. Go behind the scenes with Gardening Australia host Costa Georgiadis and other sustainability leaders, touching on practical ways to be kinder to yourself and the planet.
Emergencies can happen when you least expect them. To protect your life and the wellbeing of your family and friends, it is important to be prepared for emergencies, whether you’re at home, at work, or on holidays.
The Accidental Counsellor course is aimed at those who would like to be able to safely and effectively support friends, family and colleagues and strangers who are in distress or experiencing a crisis.
Information leaflet on food relief in NSW
Now use Ask Izzy and Lifeline service finder
Domestic Violence NSW (DVNSW) has released a new online Good Practice Resource Manual.
Latest funding round closes 22 October
Creating meaningful TEI surveys to measure client outcomes online and face to face available
Community engagement mental health and art project for October Mental Health Month
The Residential tenancy support package applies to eligible COVID-19 impacted tenants and landlords. It includes a freeze on evictions and assistance for landlords who reduce rent.
The Australian Government is inviting organisations through an open competitive process to apply for the Strong and Resilient Communities Activity - Inclusive Communities Grant.
Free and confidential service. Take control of your finances!
Hunter New England Health walk-in vaccination clinic at Lake Macquarie PCYC this Friday 15 October
COVID-19 Disaster Payment resources for community Groups Ekit and MyGov Resources
Mentoring partners for expecting and parenting teens program
Needing Information on grants across the private sector, as well as local, state and federal grants?
The Place is excited to be delivering another round of our Be Connected Community Digital Exchange Program starting in November!
We have just been advised that ASPEN Medical are running a COVID19 Vaccination Hub on Tuesday and Wednesday this week (12 and 13 October). The Hub is located at the Community Centre at 9 Thorne Street in Toronto and appointments are available between 0900h and 1530h and there are 60 appointments available per day. Booking details are in the attached.
Are you a worker or service manager providing assistance to people and managing impacts of COVID-19? Are you working in the area of young people, domestic violence, homelessness and housing, community/neighbourhood centres, or community development and social planning? We want to hear from you.
Primary Ethics are seeking volunteers from Lake Mac to teach ethics at local primary schools
Probus Day celebrations begin on 1 October 2021
The COVID-19 Aboriginal Community Response Grants Program provides grants to meet the health and well-being needs of Aboriginal people across NSW in response to the impact of COVID-19. The Grants Program will provide funding to Aboriginal run or controlled groups or organisations. Closes 5pm 19 November.
Starting 22 October. Free program is eligible for the study. 1 day per week for 8 weeks
The Community Management Advisory Project is now delivering a family capacity building project in Edgeworth.
JobQuest is set to commence the next iteration of phase 1 of the Transition Success Program for early school leavers. As is our model, we continue to facilitate project based learning where practical. If you know of any young person transitioning out of school who would benefit from training to build their skills and develop a clear career plan, please refer them our way.
The Wholesome Collective are running an online nutrition and cooking series for 6 weeks in September
Red Cross have compiled a list of activities to keep ourselves occupied and active during the lockdown period
a program run by Feros Care for older people impacted by Covid
Lake Macquarie - Free Family Financial Counselling Services
The NSW Government will provide financial assistance, support measures and tax relief to help businesses and people across the state impacted by the current COVID-19 restrictions. Including items for some not for profits.
Dates to pop in your diary - 7 October, 2 December and next year's dates
Grounding into values from Combined Interagency and free 30 minutes sessions with Katrina
Multicultural community members can find out regular Covid-19 information from multicultural service providers and state agencies every Monday at 5.30pm via Zoom
Supports for children, parents and kinship carers
Suncorp launches $1 million FRRR disaster recovery partnership. Closing 15 September. Individual grants of up to $15,000 for local community groups and not-for-profits in areas impacted by flooding in March 2021 will be available.
Have you heard of an isolating positive case requiring supplies? Here is the process to ensure they are receiving essential items like food supplies.
Link to article with information on what rent bidding is and the Tenancy Union response
Support is available to start-up or expand a small business. This includes self-employment. Several organisations are available to help in the Newcastle Region. Details are in this brochure.
See attached flyer
A list of local directories and referral options to support customers experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Lake Macquarie and the Hunter. Updated August 2021
Support for people who have experienced institutional childhood abuse
A brief survey of training needs for Community Service Providers regarding Tenancy Law in NSW. Hunter Tenants is planning community education for service providers in the 2nd half of 2021 and are seeking input into priorities. Please note this is for support workers and not housing providers.
Wandakalua - welcome to the winter edition of the Koori Grapevine edition #37. Here's hoping you enjoy the read. This year there will be no Eastlakes or Westlakes public NAIDOC events unfortunately.
Reminder of Factsheets and Resources available online from Hunter Tenants Rights and Advocacy Service