Friday, 9 October 2015


Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre
                                           Newsletter - Term 4, 2015

Parenting Workshops
“Keeping Children Safe”  Wednesdays from 14 October for 6 weeks; 9.45 to 12.00 noon. Ph: Julie 4954-5277 Bookings essential

Gold OPAL card community presentation for Seniors and Pensioners - Free  Tuesday 13th October
at 10.00 am.  Ph: 4959 4624 to book in
  
Annual General Meeting - Wednesday 28th October 2015 at 11.30 am

Grandparents Day from 1.00 pm Wed 28th October  “Communicating & Connecting” bring your smart phone or tablet;  Local high school students will help you become more savvy with social media - free refreshments  Ph:4959 4624

Free Legal Advice Service Wednesdays fortnightly
Visiting qualified solicitors provide one-off advice and information - Appointments Ph 4959 4624

Hunter Region No Interest Loans (HRNILS)
 ‘No Interest Loans’ available to low income families. Amounts up to $1200.00. Info packs available or call us on 4950 5108

Justice of the Peace
A JP is available Monday to Thursday from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm. Phone 02 4959 4624

Lifeboat Free Food Packages
Thursdays at 2.00 pm Lifeboat volunteers provide food packages for those in need. Ph: Masina 0402 134 886
  
Free Playgroup

Thursdays during school term, for you and your children under 5 years. 9.30 am to 11.30 am.  Enquiries to 

Jenny on 4959 6140 

Just bring a piece of fruit to share for morning tea. 

This group is supported by Wesley Family Centre in Nur-un-Bah Schools as Community Centre

Tai Chi/Qigong classes


Tai Chi classes are held Tuesdays during school term 8.00am to 9.00 am

- Only $5.00 per class – qualified AATC instructor. Beginners welcome.


Computer & Internet Training for the Over 50’s! Bookings essential

Beginners and Advanced: weekly during school term.  Use our computers or bring your own. Please call 4959 4624


*Adolescent & Family Counsellor Service Free
Confidential & professional counselling service for adolescents and families. Our Adolescent & Family Counsellor works with young people aged 12 to 18 years, and their families, to achieve positive change. Ph: 02 4950 5018 Email: afc@wnc.ngo.org.au

*Financial Counselling Service Free
FREE service to assist people experiencing financial problems. Trained financial counsellors provide private and confidential assistance, support & information. Phone: 02 4950 5108        Email: lmfgc@wnc.ngo.org.au

*Gambling Help Service Free
FREE service; private & confidential. Specially trained staff help you find your way out of gambling related difficulties. We provide support, advice & encouragement.  Phone: 02 4950 5108   Email: lmfgc@wnc.ngo.org.au

Hire a large room or office at the centre.
Our activity rooms are suitable for- workshops, meetings and activities for up to 40 people (seated) or up to 60 people for a function. We have Office space suitable for one-on-one counselling sessions or private meetings.

Our Computer Training Room is suitable for- up to 12 people (meeting or training) or up to 10 people (computer training using laptops)  Rates available on application. Phone 02 4959 4624
Photocopying, laminating, faxing and printing are all available for a minimal fee. Resume development (basic) and assistance completing forms also available by appointment. Ph 4959 4624

Public Transport to the Centre - Bus route 269 (Toronto, Charlestown)or bus route 270 (Toronto, Glendale, Wallsend & University).

The Neighbourhood Centre is managed by a community-based management committee & receives funding from the NSW Dept. of Family & Community Services, the Office of Fair Trading and the Dept of Gaming & Racing.
Management committee meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month.

WOODRISING NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE INC. 80 Hayden Brook Road
(opp. IGA Shopping Centre) PO Box 4006, Woodrising NSW 2284
                                                               
                                

Wednesday, 7 October 2015




Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre
Annual General Meeting will be held on

Wednesday 28th October 2015 at  11.30 a.m. at

Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre,
80 Hayden Brook Road, Woodrising.

Reports will be available from  the President, Auditor, Manager,       
Adolescent & Family Counsellor and Lake Macquarie Financial
Gambling Help Service.


Nomination & election of Committee Members will take place.   
                          
An Auditor and Public Officer will be elected.


Enquiries, please phone: 02 4959 4624




Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre
is celebrating Grandparents Day on Wednesday 28th October.

Grandparents.... join us
from 1.00 pm
for an afternoon of Communicating & Connecting.....

You will love the ‘one on one’ assistance from local high school students, on how to use a smart phone or tablet.

Learn how to use social media; become “Tech Savvy” along with the younger generation and connect with your grandchildren using “Text Speak”.

Discover the difference between tablets, smart phones and laptops. Maybe you can learn how to install an “app”.

Please phone Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre
on 02 4959 4624 to record your interest.
We look forward to seeing you here!


                                 


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 is celebrating Grandparents Day on
Wednesday 28th October.

Grandparents....
join us from 1.00 pm for an afternoon of
Communicating & Connecting.
Free Activity

You will love the ‘one on one’ assistance from local high school students, on how to use a smart phone or tablet.

Learn how to use social media;
become “Tech Savvy” along with the younger generation and connect with your grandchildren using “Text Speak”.

Free Refreshments available

Discover the difference between tablets, smart phones and laptops. Maybe you can learn how to install an “app”.

Bring your friends and neighbours

Please phone Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre
on 02 4959 4624 to record your interest.


Monday, 7 September 2015

"Keeping Children Safe"

Parenting workshops


This is a FREE six week program for parents & carers.

The program supports parents and carers to become more committed
to creating a safe environment for children and young people both
at home and in the community by:
 
  • Recognising abuse and neglect¨ 
  • Understanding it’s effects on children¨ 
  • Making changes in order to prevent abuse and neglect of children

This group meets on  Wednesdays for 6 weeks
 betwee 14th October and 25th November 2015
(there is no group on 28th October)

Time: 9:45am —12:00 noon

Venue: Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre
80 Hayden Brook Rd,
WOODRISING 2264

Morning tea provided.

No Childcare provided at these workshops.

 For referral to the group or enquiries please contact:

Julie at The Canopy 4954 5277

or

Sue  at CALM 4950 3855


Call Julie at The Canopy 4954 5277
Call Sue  at CALM 4950 3855


FREE GOLD OPAL CARD PRESENTATION

for Seniors and Pensioners


NSW Transport will be holding an information session on the Seniors/Pensioners opal card at Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre on Tuesday 13th October at 10.00 am

 From 1 January 2016, most paper tickets will no longer be sold, including:
Pensioner Excursion tickets
MyBus TravelTen tickets
MyMulti Weekly tickets
MyFerry TravelTen tickets


The only paper tickets available will be single Adult and Concession tickets (trains, buses, ferries and light rail) and return Adult and Concession tickets (trains, ferries and light rail). 

To assist with the transition, oOh! Edge, on behalf of Transport NSW, will be providing a free community engagement presentation at Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre on Tuesday 13th October at 10.00 am.

Transport department staff will be available at this time to assist you to sign up to Opal (before 1 January 2016).




If you’d like to book in for this presentation please 
call Chris, Marie or Judy on 4959 4624
at the Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre.





Friday, 17 July 2015

Term 3 Newsletter, 2015

Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre Newsletter, Term 3, 2015



Our Regular FREE services and activities –


Free Legal Advice Service Visiting qualified solicitors provide one-off advice and information on issues such as Family law, wills etc.
By appointment only   Phone 4959 4624 (Wednesdays fortnightly)

No Interest Loans

Did you know ‘no interest loans’ are available for brand new essential goods to low income families throughout the Newcastle Hunter region?
Dealing with a Hunter Region No Interest Loan Service (HRNILS) is free and confidential. An information pack is available at reception or you can contact us on 4950 5108 for more information.

Justice of the Peace available most days

Do you need a Justice of the Peace? A JP is available Monday to Thursday       from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm. We regret a JP is not available on Fridays
Phone 02 4959 4624 or call in (Document photocopying available)

Lifeboat Free Food Packages
Each Thursday at 2.00 pm Lifeboat volunteers provide food packages for those in need. Just bring your Healthcare or Pension card.
* please enter through gate from the car park on the eastern side *
Enquiries - phone Masina on 0402 134 886

Free Playgroup

Come & enjoy the fun at our FREE Playgroup - songs, games, art and craft.

Just bring a piece of fruit to share for morning tea. Held on Thursdays during

school term, for you and your children under 5 years
.
9.30 am to 11.30 am.  Enquiries to Jenny on 4959 6140

This group is supported by Wesley Family Centre in Nur-un-Bah Schools as Community Centre

Free ‘Staying Home, Leaving Violence’ workshops
“Relationships and You....Moving on from Unhealthy Relationships”.
These workshops will be presented by Eastlakes Family Support Service Inc. as part of their program and begin on Tuesday 21st July ’15
for 8 weeks, running from 10.30 am to 1.00 pm
Topics will include:
v  Identifying Domestic Violence
v  Concepts of Power and Control
v  Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships
v  How to set Healthy Boundaries
v  How to look after yourself
v  Impact of Domestic Violence on children

Morning Tea and Child Minding will be provided.
To reserve a place you may ring Roz or Michelle at Eastlakes Family Support on 02 4943 9255.

 

Learning and keeping fit for a few dollars…

Computer & Internet Training for the Over 50’s!

Beginners can learn the basics of Computers, accessing the internet and

sending emails. Learn at your own pace as part of the Broadband for Seniors

training which is provided by volunteers. Payment by gold coin donation;

each week during school term on Tuesdays.

Bookings are essential so please call 4959 4624 for more information

 

Advanced courses are available, also, which incur a fee of approximately

$36.00 for 7 weeks training (Mondays).

You are welcome to use one of our laptop computers of bring your own.

Bookings are essential so please call 4959 4624 for more information


Tai Chi/Qigong classes
Tai Chi classes are held on Tuesdays during term 3 from 8.00am to 9.00 am
Only $5.00 per class – our instructor is a qualified AATC instructor and beginners are most welcome.
Enquiries: Phone: 4959 4624

Permanent funded services which are available at the centre include:
*Adolescent & Family Counsellor Service

We provide a FREE confidential & professional counselling service for adolescents and families. Our Adolescent & Family Counsellor (AFC)   provides a safe environment for young people aged 12 to 18 years and their families when -
There is conflict at home
There are issues with friends, family, school or work
Issues cause unhappiness, fear or anger
Phone: 02 4950 5018   Email: afc@wnc.ngo.org.au


*Financial Counselling Service
This is a free service to assist people experiencing financial problems.
Trained financial counsellors will provide assistance, support & information
for your situation.
Phone: 02 4950 5108        Email: lmfgc@wnc.ngo.org.au

*Gambling Help Service
This is a free service; private & confidential. Specially trained staff help you find your way out of gambling related difficulties. We provide support, advice & encouragement
Phone: 02 4950 5108   Email: lmfgc@wnc.ngo.org.au

Hire a large room or office at the centre.
Our activity rooms are suitable for- workshops, meetings and activities for up to 40 people (seated) or up to 60 people for a function. We have Office space suitable for one-on-one counselling sessions or private meetings.

Our Computer Training Room is suitable for- up to 12 people (meeting or training) or up to 10 people (computer training using laptops)
Rates available on application. Phone 02 4959 4624

Photocopying, laminating, facsimile send/receive service and USB Flash Drive data transfer are all available for a minimal fee. Resume development (basic) & planning also available by appointment.   Ph 4959 4624



Friday, 26 June 2015


Staying Home, Leaving Violence


A series of 8 FREE workshops in term 3, 2015.

“Relationships and You....  Moving on from Unhealthy Relationships”


These workshops will be presented by
Eastlakes Family Support Service Inc.
as part of their program
Staying Home Leaving Violence, Lake Macquarie.

The workshops begin on
Tuesday 21st July ’15
will run for 8 weeks, from 10.30 am to 1.00 pm

and will be held at the Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre,
80 Hayden Brook Rd, Woodrising;
we are adjacent to the Woodrising IGA Shopping Centre

Topics will include:
v  Identifying Domestic Violence
v  Concepts of Power and Control
v  Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships
v  How to set Healthy Boundaries
v  How to look after yourself
v  Impact of Domestic Violence on children


Morning Tea and Child Minding will be provided.

To reserve a place you may ring Roz or Michelle on 02 4943 9255.


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Friday, 22 May 2015

FREE TAX HELP AT WOODRISING

Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre

will have a TAX HELP Volunteer available

from Friday 31st July until late September, 2015
___________________________________________

Please call 02 4959 4624 to make an appointment


Are you eligible for Tax Help?

You are eligible for Tax Help in the income year 2014–15
if your income is around $50,000 or less for the income year and
you did not do any of the following:

  • ·         work as a contractor, for example a contract cleaner or taxi driver
  • ·         run a business, including as a sole trader
  • ·         sell shares or an investment property
  • ·         own a rental property
  • ·         receive royalties
  • ·         receive distributions from a trust, other than a managed fund
  • ·         receive foreign income, other than a foreign pension or annuity.


Some of the benefits of using myTax:

·         free preparation and lodgment of your return
·         can be done on tablets, smart phones, or computers
·         guided and personalised experience
·         do your return at a time that suits you
·         easy to use, with built-in help
·         safe and secure
·         most refunds in 14 days
·         tax debts are not due before 21 November, even if you lodge as early as 1 July.
This year it’s even easier, because myTax prefills your personal information, including:
·         Centrelink payment summaries
·         salary or wage information
·         details of your bank interest.


For an appointment, please ring (02) 4959 4624