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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... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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,... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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 ... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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: ... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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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