Volunteer Spotlight: Emelita Aguda Howlett

This month, we would like to shine the spotlight on one of our outstanding volunteers, Emelita Aguda Howlett, who has had not only a huge impact on her local community but has also been an enormous he

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You need to know about the 715 Health Check 

You may be wondering, what on earth is a 715 Health Check. Well don’t worry, you are not alone.  The good news is that we have spoken to Rodney Matthews, NCNS Aboriginal Program Manager of our Clos

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We are #EachforEqual

The International Women’s Day website states that, “The IWD 2020 campaign theme is drawn from the notion of ‘Collective Individualism.’ We are all parts of a whole. Our individual actions,

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Hire our hall for your next meeting, group or function

Are you looking for a space for a group, activity, meetings or  function? At South Penrith Neighbourhood Centre, we have a small meeting room or large hall available for hire. Our small meeting ro

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NCNS celebrates Seniors Week with Trivia & Brainteasers

This year we celebrated Seniors Week with a fun filled morning of trivia and brain teasers followed by a delicious lunch. We were joined by over 30 seniors who came from all over Penrith. While they c

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Horse Care Program successfully teaches youth empathy

The NCNS Youth Horse Care program during Term 4, 2019 provided an opportunity for young people to learn new skills and experience the value of volunteering in the community. The need for this type of

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Family therapy sees positive changes in local families

Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare (FFT-CW) is a model of therapy that works with families who have child protection concerns. We have the privilege of working with local fam

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NCNS supported playgroups have a plan and a purpose

NCNS has 3 Supported Playgroups; Kooly Aboriginal Supported Playgroup, St Marys Aboriginal Supported Playgroup and Braddock Playtime Playgroup. You may be thinking, is there really a difference betwee

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5 reasons why your children should see the dentist

You may be thinking, are dental appointments really that important for my child? The answer is yes and here are five reasons why:

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Local volunteers use their skills to help others

On 21st January, the NCNS Communities team worked together with some of our amazing local volunteers to hold a Community Day at Cranebrook Neighbourhood Centre. The aim was to utilise the s

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Meal Services in Penrith over Christmas 2019-20

DOWNLOAD 2019-2020 Free meal and support services over Xmas-New

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Collective Kids promote the value of friendship at their 2nd event 

We are so proud of the Collective Kids Community group who have now organised and completed their second event in the community collaborating with Kingswood Park Public School to hold the Kingswood Pa

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Hold your horses! Horse care leads youth to empathy & understanding

Last month the NCNS Youth Workers, Sami Thoms and Joe Benchoam launched their new after-school Horse Care Program with a small group of 8 students, beginning with an orientation day where all particip

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Here is how you can give back to your community

In September, we spoke about the new Collective Community volunteer group and how they had already began giving back to their local community.

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Mental health conditions affect 25 percent of young people

Last Wednesday, Nepean Community & Neighbourhood Services partnered with the

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Ladies present handmade sensory items to students from Fernhill School

Earlier this year in another blog post,  Ladies creating sensory blankets &am

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Celebrating the kids of Cranebrook this Children’s Week

Children’s week celebrates the right of Children to enjoy childhood, and at the same time promotes and raises awareness of the needs, rights and achievements. This year’s theme was based on the

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Local youth learning hands on skills in horse handling and care

The NCNS Youth team is extremely excited about their new Horse Care Program for young people, being delivered during term 4 2019.  This is something completely different to the programs we have run i

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Fighting for a Parvo free Penrith – Over 130 animals vaccinated

This October, Nepean Com

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NCNS Youth team take local youth out this school holidays

The NCNS Youth team took local youth to enjoy a variety of activities this School Holidays. Check out this quick recap of the NCNS School Holiday Program.

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