Communities Team & Aboriginal Programs Update April 2020

The Community Development Team would like all our residents and communities to know that we are still here and working, just in a different way.

All our staff are available to assist you – If you require support or assistance – contact us by phone, email or message us on Facebook. We are still connecting with community via phone, email, burst text, Facebook, previous connections and other organisations.

The Community Development Team and all NCNS workers miss the face to face with our residents and the daily catch ups with all the children, young people and parents that we see daily at Breakfast Club, in all our groups and at the residents that drop into our centres. It has taken us a little while to get creative about how we can still be here for everyone and also to continue to run groups in the virtual world.

So, something to look out for is our new NCNS Communities Facebook Page. This will have all upcoming groups and activities that you can be involved in and you can always inbox us if you need some help or just to connect.  Follow the NCNS Communities Team on Facebook.

Cranebrook “Girls Talk” group will recommence online through Zoom. The group will run weekly from 3pm-3:45pm from Wednesday 6th May to 10th June 2020.

This group will have a range of activities including hair tutorials, boosting your self-esteem, staying safe online talks, online fashion shows and so much more. This group is for  girls ages 7-12yrs old in Cranebrook. Contact Nada on 0407 044 119 for more information and a zoom link or via our Facebook page

“Boredom Busters” group will start on Tuesday 5th May and run weekly from 3.30pm to 4.15pm on Tuesday afternoons. Contact Justine on 0417 550 382 for more information and/or for Zoom link.

Collective Community Volunteers” group is moving online, starting Monday 4th of May from 10.00am -10.45am and running fortnightly. To get involved please contact Justine on 0417 550 382 or via Facebook page  facebook.com/NCNS Communities for more information and/or for Zoom link.

We are planning to set up a “Chat with Cathy at Brekky” via Zoom in Term 2.  This will be for our Brekky kids who would like catch up twice per week with staff from our Breakfast Club. We look forward to seeing the smiling faces of all our kids and families. We are also planning to have regular chat times with our workers. Scheduled times will be posted on our Facebook page so make sure you follow us for up

Something else to look forward to is we will be inviting the community to join us in celebrating Reconciliation Week through participating in online activities in the week of 27 May to 3 June 2020.

The Theme for Reconciliation Week this year is- “In this together” and under the current climate is resonating with us all right across Australia. Join us on Facebook to celebrate and watch this space.

Lisa, Justine and Nada from the NCNS Communities Team have a message for the community.

“Our Community connects us to people, places, our sense of self and belonging and in difficult times having each other’s backs, being kind and helping each other builds a stronger more connected community”. Even though we are not together face to face we are still here when you need us.

Stay safe, look out for each other and we are only a phone call, zoom or inbox away.”- Lisa Eggers, NCNS Team Leader – Communities 

“NCNS team is still operating and are very creative in providing help, advice and support in a vast array of areas. We aim for everyone to feel connected to their community and to support each other through this crazy time. No question is a silly question and we value your contact. Contact us even if it’s for a chat or via all the social mediums”. – Justine Renolds, NCNS Community Development Worker

“My Community, Our Community- now is the time for us to stay connected with each other and keep up our community support. Cranebrook is renowned for being a community that STANDS TOGETHER in hard times, we are still here to support you through Facebook, online services and phone calls. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you on Zoom.” – Nada Mohammed, NCNS Community Development Worker. 

Aboriginal Programs

We would just like to let our community know that we are still working and can be contacted via phone 02 4706 0280 or email bronwyn@nepeancommunity.org.au.

Dave and I are really missing running all of our groups and seeing you all at Kooly.  We wish you all to stay healthy and positive throughout this time.

Please call us if there is anything you need or even if it’s just for a yarn!

Bronwyn Nuttall, Aboriginal Program Worker

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