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Aged & Disability Services - Intake & Referral

Holroyd City Council is ‘a place for everyone’, regardless of age or disAbility.

Through a committed approach towards person centred essential support, Holroyd City Council’s Aged & Disability Team aims to promote social inclusion, encourage an enhanced quality of life and increase capacity to participate in the community with confidence.

We are your place for:

  • Information
  • Advocacy
  • Carer Support
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Activities, Events and Social Groups to maintain your overall wellbeing

We are an experienced and educated team of staff and volunteers, displaying compassion and commitment to providing quality services and outcomes for people. We are responsive to the growing and changing needs of our community, the place you live in and enjoy, Holroyd.

Holroyd City Council, Aged & Disability Services team:

  • Is a place for you as an older person
  • Is a place for you as a carer
  • Is a place for you as a person with disability

For more information email: aged.disability@holroyd.nsw.gov.au

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Newsletter.

Aged & Disability Newsletter

An information portal for Holroyd residents provided by the Aged and Disability team with updates on all the Council’s varied services and programs. A new edition of the newsletter is provided quarterly in line with the changing seasons.

Newsletters include:

  • Aged and Disability Services Team
  • Seniors
  • Disability

Click on the links below for the latest editions or contact Council’s Aged and Disability Services Engagement Officer to receive a copy or to make an enquiry about submitting an article, please call 9840 9916.

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Centre Based Meals - The Happy Club

Providing an opportunity for older people and those with disabilities to come together and eat a hot nutritious three-course meal. Council’s program allows for these groups and their carers to meet new people, enjoy live entertainment performances, participate in activities and have the chance to win prizes. Transport by Minibus can be arranged to take clients from home to the centre and back again.

Where: Banksia Room at the Wentworthville Community Centre

When: Every Friday

Price: $7.50

This program is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Commonwealth HACC program and from the NSW Department of Family and Community Services – Ageing, Disability and Home Care under the Community Care Supports Program.

For more information please phone 9840 9944.


Music And Movement.

Music & Movement

Projects like this one can bring together different backgrounds and varying abilities to highlight the diverse nature of people that live, work and play in Holroyd. Local students with multiple disabilities were able to create and enjoy music through a series of sessions facilitated by The Golden Stave Music Centre.

Find out more information on what other projects are coming at Council for people with disabilities please phone 9840 9913 or email: council@cumberland.nsw.gov.au.


Meals On Wheels.

Meals on Wheels

Delivering nutritious meals to those who cannot prepare meals themselves and also extending to carers, Council’s service prevents premature institutionalisation for frail aged people and those with disabilities. The well-regarded program has food prepared fresh daily, delivered hot or frozen and can be catered for special dietary needs. Any person within the target group regardless of their financial status can receive meals, even if it’s only for a short period, like post-operative recovery. It is not means tested and is not a social welfare program.

Clients can be referred by family members, friends, medical or health professionals or even refer themselves. A doctor’s certificate is not required, but clients are assessed for their eligibility at the time of referral. Information including client rights and obligations, menu details, volunteer rights and responsibilities and other associated services are available on request.

Meals are provided Monday to Friday to clients within the target group. The client pays the actual cost of the meal and funding covers the administration costs of the service. The meals are delivered by a dedicated group of volunteers.

All meals are:

  • Nutritionally balanced
  • Prepared fresh on-site daily
  • Delivered hot or frozen
  • Individually catered for special dietary needs
  • Frozen meals are suitable to be heated in the microwave for convenience
  • Frozen meals can be delivered to cater for clients that require meals over the weekend period
  • Flexibly delivery options are available to meet the needs of those people that have multiple appointments or a busy social life

Menu Options

  • Main Meal + Dessert + Juice = $7.50
  • Main Meal + Dessert + Sandwich + Juice = $11.10
  • Main Meal + Dessert + Fruit Cup + Juice = $9.20
  • Sandwich + Fruit Cup + Juice = $6.10
  • Meal + Sandwich + Fruit Cup + Dessert + Juice = $12.70

This program is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Commonwealth HACC program and from the NSW Department of Family and Community Services – Ageing, Disability and Home Care under the Community Care Supports Program.

To start today or for information please phone 9840 9944 or email foodservices@holroyd.nsw.gov.au.


Neighbour Aid.

Holroyd Neighbour Aid

Neighbour Aid is a volunteer based service that provides the frail aged and people living with a disability support to enable them to remain independent, participate in community life and sustain meaningful relationships. This program has proved popular amongst the community since its inception in June 2012.

The program makes a difference with:

  • Companionship/visits
  • Shopping assistance
  • Support to attend appointments
  • Various transport to activities like bingo, hydrotherapy and social functions
  • Social outings and small interest groups
  • Completing errands like bill paying, reading mail and letter writing

The service operates for people living in the Holroyd Local Government area including:

  • People who are older and frail
  • People with disabilities
  • Carers

This program is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Commonwealth HACC program and from the NSW Department of Family and Community Services – Ageing, Disability and Home Care under the Community Care Supports Program.

A person can either refer themselves or be referred by a friend, relative or professional by contacting the Holroyd Neighbour Aid Coordinator, please call 9688 4751 or email neighbouraid@cumberland.nsw.gov.au.


Peer Support.

Holroyd Peer Support

Offering a variety of community-based recreation and leisure activities to adults (18 to 65 years) with an intellectual disability, the Council’s program encourages development through experiences. These social, physical and emotional developments can be fun and exciting. Activities are organised on a group basis throughout the week to provide respite opportunities for parents and carers. Reliable and affordable transport is available to and from programmed events. The service encourages users to participate in all areas of the program so that Peer Support can continue to meet the needs of people with an intellectual disability, including their families and carers.

Activities are organised on a group basis and take place on weeknights and weekends.

Along with providing valuable social support for people with a disability, the Peer Support Program also provides a respite opportunity for parents and carers. Reliable and affordable transport is available to and from programmed events.

Activities include:

  • Indoor cricket
  • Lawn bowls
  • Movies
  • Horse riding
  • Swimming
  • Dining out
  • Concerts
  • Cruises

Service users are encouraged to participate in all areas of the program via planning meetings, evaluation surveys, consultation surveys, and representation on Council’s Aged and Disability Services Advisory Committee. This input ensures Peer Support continues to meet the support needs of people with an intellectual disability and their families and carers.

This program is supported by funding from the NSW Department of Family and Community Services – Ageing, Disability and Home Care under the Community Care Supports Program.

Read the Peer Support Handbook, fill out the Form, or please phone 9840 9913 for more information.

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Respite Day Care.

Respite Day Care

The Council has adopted this respite program for frail aged, people with disabilities and their carers to enjoy a variety of activities with the intention to prevent premature placement into institutional care. Offering Day Care includes weekly social outings, friendly company over delicious meals and an annual holiday. There is accessible transport, food and more information on services that may benefit the group. Council’s program supports and assists aged and people with disabilities to maintain their independence in the Holroyd community.

Centre-based activities (indoor games, sing-a-long, guest speakers, gentle exercises and theme days) which encourage socialisation include:

  • A hot home-cooked meal each day
  • Weekly outings and an annual holiday
  • Respite for carers as a result of the activities
  • Affordable and accessible transport for clients to the service and from home again
  • Information on and referrals to other services

Transport to and from the centre is $8 a day, hot meals are $7.30 each and Client outing transport is $14.50.

A family member, friend or advocacy service can contact us on your behalf. An assessment should take place within two weeks of your initial contact and will be completed by the Coordinator who will then inform you within two working days of his/her decision regarding your request for assistance.

This program is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Commonwealth HACC program and from the NSW Department of Family and Community Services – Ageing, Disability and Home Care under the Community Care Supports Program.

To enrol in the respite program and for more information please call 9632 2765, email guildford.centre@holroyd.nsw.gov.au or write to 90 ONeill St, Guildford NSW 2161.


Volunteers.

Volunteering

Volunteering is a rewarding way to give back to the community and Holroyd Council Aged and Disability Services offer a wide range of roles and opportunities to show you care. Enthusiasm and dedication are necessary volunteer qualities. Council thanks volunteers and the work that they do in events like Volunteers Week and International Volunteers Day.

Volunteering roles available include:

  •  Bus Driver
  •  Activities Leader
  • Transport Assistant
  • Activities Assistant
  • Kitchen Hand
  • General Assistant
  • Driver for HCFS
  • Runner for HCFS
  • Neighbour Aid Volunteer
  • Aboriginal/ Torres Strait Islander Social Support
  • CALD Centre Based Meals
  • Supported Meals – Dementia
  • Committee Members

Volunteer at Cumberland Council

For more information on how you can volunteer for Aged and Disability Services, please phone 9636 8352. 


ATSI.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Social Support

Enabling users to feel empowered when pursuing their own interests and social activities, Council’s service is an outstanding support program. This volunteer based network provides companionship, support and assistance. It is about encouragement towards leading an independent life in the community with an ability to maintain vital relationships and engage in meaningful activities.

The service assists in maximising an individual’s ability to continue living independently at home with assistance to maintain vital relationships and pursuing meaningful activities.

Social support can include:

  • Friendly visiting / support telephone calls
  • Someone who will do your banking /paying bills
  • Assistance with shopping and meal preparation
  • Outings/day trips
  • Attendance at social events or small same interest group gatherings
  • Coffee and a chat or lunch with friends
  • Letter reading and writing
  • Assistance with appointments
  • Referrals to other service providers

People eligible for this service are those that are:

  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders
  • 50 years and older
  • Frail aged or people with a disability
  • Their carers
  • Living in the Holroyd, Auburn and Parramatta Local Government areas

This program is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Commonwealth HACC program and from the NSW Department of Family and Community Services – Ageing, Disability and Home Care under the Community Care Supports Program.

To find out more, please phone 9636 8352 or email aboriginalsocialsupport@cumberland.nsw.gov.au.


Maltese Snr Group.

Maltese Seniors Group

Maltese users have a chance to catch up with old friends and meet new ones in Merrylands every Tuesday with the Council’s Centre Based program. This Seniors group receive a two course meal with activities for entertainment.

Where: Merrylands Community Centre

When: Every Tuesday

Price: $7.50

This program is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Commonwealth HACC program and from the NSW Department of Family and Community Services – Ageing, Disability and Home Care under the Community Care Supports Program.

For more information or to book please phone 9840 9944.


CALD.

Culturally Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Meals

Holroyd Community Food Services provides authentic culturally appropriate meals to social programs or groups for the frail aged people or those with a disability. Council serves a wide range of diverse backgrounds within the Holroyd and Parramatta areas. Meals can be  delivered hot, cold or frozen to the group and is able to do so on a regular basis.

This program is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Commonwealth HACC program and from the NSW Department of Family and Community Services – Ageing, Disability and Home Care under the Community Care Supports Program.

For more information on this service, please phone Holroyd Community Food Services on 9840 9944 or foodservices@holroyd.nsw.gov.au.


Centre Based Meals.

Arabic Dementia Program

An opportunity to meet with activities for members of the Arabic community who have mild to medium Dementia, and live in either the Holroyd, Parramatta or Auburn Local Government areas. The Program operates four days a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. A bi-lingual is available.

This program is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Commonwealth HACC program and from the NSW Department of Family and Community Services – Ageing, Disability and Home Care under the Community Care Supports Program.

To be part of this group, please call Guildford Community Centre on  9632 2765 or email guildford.centre@holroyd.nsw.gov.au.


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Computer Pals For Seniors

Run by seniors and for peers, the Holroyd program encourages this generation to be active in the world of electronic technology with guided assistance. Trainers are qualified to teach computer knowledge with the new equipment, and the committee organises meetings and guest speakers.

To get involved, please call 9631 1747 or email comppals@tpg.com.au.


Guildford Community Centre Hall (WEB)

Friends On Friday Group

Council encourages those living with disabilities to come together and discuss their lives and join Friends on Friday at Guildford Community Centre. The group operates once a week. Those eligible to attend are people with a mild intellectual disability who live in the Holroyd area.

This program is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Commonwealth HACC program and from the NSW Department of Family and Community Services – Ageing, Disability and Home Care under the Community Care Supports Program.

For those wanting to be part of the group, please contact Guildford Community Centre on 9632 2765 or email guildford.centre@holroyd.nsw.gov.au.


Merrylands Park (WEB)

Active Sports - Participation and Education

There is a commitment at Council to build on a proud history of providing suitable programs and services for people with a disability and their carers. This includes an ongoing dedication to contribute to community awareness about disability. Council has adopted a series of ‘active’ initiatives in the sporting arena to encourage participation.

These include:

  • School Holiday Disability Sports Gala Day
  • School Sustainability Expo
  • Community Connections Program – Inclusive Rugby League
  • Disability Sports Expo
  • Play NRL – Holroyd Community Connections Program

This program is supported by funding from the NSW Department of Family and Community Services – Ageing, Disability and Home Care under the Community Care Supports Program.

For more information about the initiatives, please contact Council’s Disability Services Officer on 9840 9913 or email paul.spiteri@holroyd.nsw.gov.au.

 


Nemesia Stree Park (WEB)

All Abilities Festival of Sport

There is a commitment at Council to build on a proud history of providing suitable programs and services for people with a disability and their carers. This includes an ongoing dedication to contribute to community awareness about disability. Council has adopted a series of ‘active’ initiatives in the sporting arena to encourage participation.


EdConnectvolunteering

EdConnect

Volunteers helping students thrive. Australia’s intergenerational charity connecting older citizens to young people in schools at risk of disengaging. 2 hours a week. Activities include reading, conversation, library, numeracy, kitchen gardens, book clubs, breakfast clubs etc.

To find out how to help in a local Holroyd primary or high school contact www.edconnect.org.au or phone Lylian on 0405 220 148

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Accessible Bus & Van Hire

The Social Inclusion Team has one bus (Toyota Coaster) and one van (Toyota Hiace) available for hire.

Both vehicles are fitted with a hoist for accessibility.

The vehicles can be used for both private use and community groups. Community groups include charities, schools, religious groups, sporting groups, scouting/guiding organisations and other community based groups. Preference will be given to bookings for community groups.

Drivers must hold a minimum of a LR (formerly 1B) licence for the bus and a C Class licence for the van.

The vehicles can only be used for trips within the radius of Ulladulla, Bathurst, Lithgow, Maitland and Tea Gardens see the vehicle hire booklet for details.

Seating Capacity:

  • Bus – seats 18 passengers and 1 driver without wheelchairs
  • Van – seats 9 passengers and 1 driver without wheelchairs

Availability:

  • Monday to Friday (after 6pm)
  • All weekend – from 6pm Friday until 6pm Sunday

 

Hire Fees:

Hire Fees for Social Inclusion 10 seat van:

Community groups:

Monday to Friday (after 6pm)              $15.40 per hour

Saturday or Sunday                             $123.40 per day

Full weekend rate                                $246.80

 

Private Users:

Monday to Friday (after 6pm)              $32.90 per hour

Saturday or Sunday                             $149.10 per day

Full weekend rate                                $401.00

 

Hire Fees for Social Inclusion 19 seat bus:

Community groups:

Monday to Friday (after 6pm)              $25.00 per hour

Saturday or Sunday                             $175.00 per day

Full weekend rate                                $350.00

 

Private Users:

Monday to Friday (after 6pm)              $41.00 per hour

Saturday or Sunday                             $261.00 per day

Full weekend rate                                $521.00

 

Hire Fees for Cumberland Council’s 19 seat bus:

Community groups:

Monday to Friday (after 6pm)              $24.00 per hour

Full weekend rate                                $340.00

 

Private Users:

Monday to Friday (after 6pm)              $40.00 per hour

Full weekend rate                                $507.00

 

Trailer:

Per day                                                $31.00

$53.20 will be charged for each breach plus you will be also responsible for the cost of refueling.

To book these vehicles or for more information, please phone 9632 2765 or email guildford.centre@cumberland.nsw.gov.au

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Guildford Community Centre Hall (WEB)

Hall Hire - Guildford Community Centre

Located in Guildford Community Centre with plenty of street parking and a private car-park with ramp access to the back of the building, Guildford Community Centre Hall  is suitable for events and activities for the elderly and people with adisability. Modern and fresh, the remains of the original building give this venue a charming character with a modern and fresh feel and state of the art facilities thanks to a recent refurbishment. The hall has a charming little dance floor surrounded by carpeted area for seated audiences. Available for hire from 3pm on weekdays and all day Saturdays.

Features:

  • Facilities tables and chairs
  • Parking
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Small dance floor
  • Hire of crockery and bain-marie optional
  • Air-conditioned
  • disability access

Operating Hours: All Day Saturdays and Weekdays from 3.00pm to 12.00am

Location: 90 O’Neill Street, Guildford

Hall capacity: 120

Hall Hire Fees:  

  • Non-profit, local group – $26.50 per hour
  • Non-profit, non-local group – $37.30 per hour
  • Profit making group – $74.60 per hour

Hall Hire Fees – Private Function:

  • Saturday or Sunday (8am to 3pm or 4pm to 12:30am) – $607.00
  • Other Days (4pm – 12 midnight) – $607.00
  • Bond – $400.00

To book this venue or for more information, please contact Guildford Community Centre staff on 9632 2765 or email guildford.centre@cumberland.nsw.gov.au.


Speaking Up.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is an Australia-wide scheme to support people with permanent and significant disability which will replace the current disability support system.

The NDIS will fund long-term high-quality care and support for people with significant disabilities, better link the community and people with disabilities, provide information to people, help break down stereotypes, and ensure quality assurance and best practice among service providers.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme will roll out across New South Wales between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018.

To find out more information and to read fact sheets and look at other resources available about the NDIS please visit www.ndis.nsw.gov.au

Pre Planning Workshops

Gain knowledge about the NDIS from Independent Planners.

Get your plan ready for the meeting with the NDIS planner.

Individuals with disability / mental health, their family members and supporters are invited to participate in the Planning for the NDIS workshop.
When:

Sat 18 & Sat 25 June 2016 9.30-3.30

Where:

Community Centre
1 Newport St, Pemulwuy 2145

Morning and afternoon tea provided.
Please bring a plate to share for lunch

Register at: www.jeder.com.au/events

NDIS Pre-Planning Workshop

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Forum

This information session is designed to help people with disability, as well as their families and carers, get ready for the National Disability Insurance Scheme that will commence in your area on 1 July 2016.

The sessions will cover topics such as:

  • What is the NDIS and how does it work?
  • Am I eligible for the NDIS?
  • What will happen if I am made eligible?
  • What kind of support can I access through the NDIS?

The information session is also a perfect opportunity to bring your questions along and have them answered by experienced NDIA staff members

Allan G Ezzy Pemulwuy Community Centre
Pumulwuy Market Place, Butu Wargun Rd, Pemulwuy
Wednesday 20th April 2016
10:00am – 12:00pm, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
RSVP by 18th April 2016

NSWSydneyengagement@ndis.gov.au or call (02) 4726 4555

Please advise the names of those attending, contact phone number and any support requirements.

Friends, family members and carers are welcome. Light refreshments will be available. All venues have disability access.

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