Deadly Table Talk with the Closing the Gap Team – May 2021

Welcome to our 1st Deadly Table Talk with the Closing the Gap team. The team feel privileged to have the opportunity to bring the stories of the people they work with, their families and th

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New parents make connections at the NYPS Sassy Young Mums Reunion

On the 17th May, NCNS held a Sassy Young Mums Reunion for our Nepean Young Pregnancy Support (NYPS) mums who have now had their babies and who wanted to catch up, share their experiences an

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Feel good stories from our Functional Family Therapy team

Functional Family Therapy (FFT)  have been engaging is some great work helping families in the community become stronger. The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) were so impressed with the fa

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Get to know our Cranebrook Neighbourhood Centre this Neighbourhood Centre’s Week

This Neighbourhood Centre's Wee

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We appreciate all Mothers, Grandmothers, Carers Aunties and Elders this Mothers Day.

On Thursday 6th of May, the parents and children from the Braddock Playtime Playgroup at Cranebrook celebrated Mother’s Day. NCNS, Community Worker, Nada explained, “We focused on honou

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Aboriginal Men’s group enjoy camping trip thanks to Aboriginal Affairs

On Thursday 25th March, our Aboriginal Men’s group went on a camping trip. This was a partnership between Western Sydney Aboriginal Men’s Group and NCNS with funding from Aboriginal Aff

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Action Packed School Holiday Program sees youth show determination and resilience

What an action packed School Holiday Program the NCNS Youth team had this April! With nearly 12 young people attending every day of the program. We were blessed with the weather and were mostly not af

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Our diversity and differences is what creates stronger communities

Harmony Week is a time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism. It is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians. On the 31st March we had our wonderful event at St Mar

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New Young Parents Group Sees Parents Support parents while babies explore and discover

NCNS has run Nepean Young Pregnancy Support (NYPS) group in partnership with the Penrith Women’s Health Centre for many years.  NYPS is a group specifically for young pregnant women 25 years and un

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How we celebrated women this International Women’s Day

NCNS celebrated International Women's Day during a morning tea with the Cranebrook Make Time Women’s Group and as a part of the Nepean Women Present project which was sponsored by Penrith Women’s

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Kooly kids dance group gives deadly performance at Aboriginal Eel Festival

Our Kooly Deadly Kids Dance group facilitated by Jessy from Nulungu Dreaming were invited to perform at the Eel Festival in Parramatta on the 7th March 2021. The name ‘Parramatta’ is

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Community Kids Clean up Community Centres for Clean Up Australia Day

During the week of the 1st  March to 5th March 2021, our young members of the NCNS community helped clean the environment around their local community centres.

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Ladies get free hearing checks for world hearing day thanks to Hearing Australia

World Hearing Day is held on the 3rd of March each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss, and to promote ear and hearing care across the world. This year NCNS partnere

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Children’s Fun Day

The Kingswood Park Kids Fun Day was held during the Christmas School Holidays as part of a Kingswood Park Kids Collective Community Grant established prior to COVID-19. The children held meetings and

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Bra Gifting Days are helping women and girls receive extra support

This term, the NCNS Community Development team hosted two Bra Gifting Days thanks to Support the Girls Australia. Support the Girls Austra

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More than a word, a reflection on the Apology

Today is the 13th Anniversary of the National Apology to the stolen generations by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.  2021 is also the 20th anniversary for Reconciliation Australia. This years t

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School Holiday Program January 2021

The NCNS Youth School Holiday Program is a great way for young people to meet new people in a safe, respectful environment. The young people are so accepting of new people. Participants get to indul

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We have a bunch of fun at Summer Lunch

This year we held our annual Summer Lunch in January at Kooly to welcome the community back into our centre after our much needed Christmas & New Year break. 2020 was a crazy year for all of us so

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Not your normal NAIDOC Week – We celebrate at SRAC event and reminisce on past NAIDOC Cups

Always Was, Always Will Be was the theme for this year 2020 NAIDOC EVENT. NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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NCNS Celebrates the important role Grandparents play in families

This year we celebrated grandparent’s day through our at Braddock Playtime Playgroup, Koolyangarra Aboriginal Supported Playgroup and our Dark Emus Aboriginal Supported Playgroup. We had over 50 com

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