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.
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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.
Fixed Term Part Time Case Manager position 2 days per week – 15.2 hours (0.4FTE) 11:00am – 7:00pm Up to SCHADS Level 3 Pay point 4 Centre based with local outreach Based at “the gathering” Windale
Youth Week 2021 Grants Closing this Thursday - apply now
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
A day of fun activities for young people newly arrived.
Applications close on Friday, 19th of February 2021 at 5pm.
In Feb/Mar 2021, Southlake Community Services is teaming up with Central Coast Community College offering a Free Hospitality Basics course to community members.
Allambi have launched a check-in brand health survey. We would love to gather some data on community needs and how the local community perceives the work we do with children and families.
HIPPY Eastlakes Program is now taking expression of interests for 2021
We work with referral partners and take self-referrals from clients, too. When we receive a completed Pack and Send request form, our volunteers take each request and hand-select a suitable outfit for the client. Outfits are then packaged with love and care and dispatched directly to clients, via Australia Post.
We need help to spread the word about the Scholarships Program for 2021. If you work with a young person living in social housing or out-of-home care who could benefit from a scholarship, please let them know that the program is available.
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.
Free sustainable activities for the whole family running until December 2020
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
ABN: 81 065 027 868