Local youth learn to snowboard thanks to the Chill Foundation – Burton

This year Nepean Community & Neighbourhood Services (NCNS) were invited to go on a snow trip by the Chill Foundation ran by Burton and of cours

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Why Steps to Healing could be the program for you

We sat down with NCNS Aboriginal Worker, Bronwyn Nuttall, facilitator of the NCNS Steps to Healing Program to find out what it is all about. What is Steps to Healing? Steps to H

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Cooking from scratch, on a budget plus handy tips and tricks

You may have read about the new Collective Community group in Penrith, made up of reside

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Check out the new volunteer group in Penrith.

NCNS has two amazing new volunteer groups, Collective Community & Collective Kids Community! The Collective Community group was created as a result of general discussion during a Cranebrook Connec

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Father’s Day Pop Up

Father’s Day is a chance for us to appreciate and acknowledge the important role that father’s play in the life of their children and partners. We wanted to create an activity that will allow chil

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Ladies creating sensory blankets & boards for Fernhill School

Recently we have been inspired by the wonderful ladies from the Taste of Everything Workshops for Women

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60 baby boxes gifted and delivered to young mums to be

This year, NCNS was successful in receiving a ClubGRANTS, grant from St Marys Band Club. ClubGRANTS

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NCNS talks about trauma at the NSW Health VAN Clinical Forum

In 2017, Integrated Violence Prevention Response Service (IVPRS) students had come to our Koolyangarra Aboriginal Child & Family Centre (Kooly) in Cranebrook to get some experience engaging with A

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We Play, We Learn, We Belong.

We Play, We Learn, We Belong is the 2019 National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (NATSICD) theme with a focus on celebrating the early years and importance of early childhood

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We celebrate NAIDOC Week with interactive cultural tent

Voice. Treaty. Truth is the 2019 NAIDOC Week theme but what does it mean? This year's theme refers to the 3 key elements to the reforms described in the

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We are helping kids get school ready!

The first 5 years of a child’s life are critical to their lifelong development. Giving your child the opportunity to form vital skills prior to starting school is crucial to their education. When a

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Skate Park transformed by local youth

At the beginning of this year, the NCNS Youth team found out that they were successful in their proposal for a Magnetic Places grant from the Penrith City Council, aiming to update the existing Skate

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Over 1500 students celebrate culture at 9th Annual NAIDOC Cup

It was a calm and cool morning as NCNS staff began to arrive at the Hunter Fields early on Friday 21st June to get ready for our 9th Annual NAIDOC Cup. NAIDOC Cup is a huge day,

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Kingswood Park Reserve Transformation Launched

In a previous blog we talked about our Magnetic Places Art in the Park Project where NC

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FREE school holiday workshops for all the family

On Monday 8 July we will be holding free meditation, music and relaxation workshops (large meeting room) for adults at the South Penrith Neighbourhood Centre. While you le

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We talk about early childhood with Zoe Harris

We sat down with one of NCNS’ Early Childhood superstars Zoe Harris to talk about all things early childhood. Zoe has been an Early Childhood Worker with NCNS for over 7 years but more impressive

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Kingswood Park Pop Up: Strengthening community

Over the last 12 months, NCNS have been holding pop-up events each term in Kingswood Park as a result of acquiring a Penrith City Council, Community Assistance Program (CAP) grant. CAP Grants are f

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Showing courage, sharing truths

This year’s theme for National Reconciliation Week was ‘Grounded in Truth, Walk Together with Courage,’ but what does this really mean? Reconciliation to us, means bringing Aboriginal and Tor

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Women’s Group Winter Warmer Cruise

Last week, NCNS Community Development Worker, Nada Mohammed took the ladies from the Make Time Women’s Group on a 2 ½ hour Winter Warmer Cruise on the Nepean Belle. For many of the women, it was th

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Help for Penrith residents at the Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW’s Bring Your Bills Day

The Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON) is an independent body that can assist consumers who are having problems with their energy or water providers.  They investigate and resolve complaints by

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