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Meal Services in Penrith over Christmas 2019-20

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

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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... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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. ... Posted on

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Mental health conditions affect 25 percent of young people

Last Wednesday, Nepean Community & Neighbourhood Services partnered with the ... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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 ... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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Fighting for a Parvo free Penrith – Over 130 animals vaccinated

This October, Nepean Com... Posted on

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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. ... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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 ... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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 ... Posted on

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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 ... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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, ... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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 ... Posted on

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