Neighbour Day 2017
Neighbour Day is celebrated on the last Sunday in March every year with the aim of fostering strong personal connections that last the whole year round. Every day can be neighbour day.
The annual theme for Neighbour Day 2017 is: The Importance of Social Connection for the Elderly.
In 2017, Neighbour Day falls on Sunday 26 March.
The principal aim of Neighbour Day is to build better relationships with the people who live around us, especially the elderly and vulnerable. Neighbours are important because good relationships with others can and do change communities. Social connection also makes us feel better as it helps prevent loneliness, isolation and depression. Neighbour Day brings together like-minded people, resources, and organisations to grow stronger, well connected communities.
The Springwood Neighbourhood Centre will be open on the Sunday 26th morning, from 9am to 12pm. Feel free to pop in and meet some of the staff and volunteers at your local Neighbourhood Centre.
International Women’s Day 2017
International Women’s Day 2017 will be celebrated at the Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub, room 1, from 8.30am to 10.30am, on Friday March 10th.
RSVPs are required by Wednesday 8th of March to email@example.com or 4751 3033.
International Women’s Day is about celebrating social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women all over the world. This year the theme is ‘Be Bold for Change’.
Mental Health Month 2016
It’s that time of year once more, and October’s Mental Health Month is coming.
This year’s theme for Mental Health Month is Learn and Grow.
So what does this mean?
“According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), mental health is the state of well-being in which every individual with their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to their community… So for October 2016’s Mental Health Month, WayAhead is encouraging people and communities to learn more about mental health and use that knowledge to grow personally and take control of their mental wellbeing.” -WayAhead
The Springwood Neighbourhood Centre is hosting several events for this Month. Feel free to check out our flyers below, pop into the centre to chat to our staff about it, and hopefully we will see you at these events!
Gratitude Tree at the SNCC- Come in and help it grow!
Our fantastic Gratitude Tree is growing!
Toolo-Blue Mountains Tool Library
There is a fantastic initiative called Toolo the Blue Mountains Tool Library. It works like a typical library, only instead of lending out books, it lends out tools.
SNCC Emergency Food Fundraising
Our annual Winter Food Drive is launched
For 38 years and counting, we have given out food parcels to adults and children in need within our community.
On average 6-7 families are helped each week. This service is not government funded and its a challenge to keep our food cupboards stocked to keep meeting the demand for this crucial community service!
We are raising funds to buy basic items such as long-life milk, cereals, tea/coffee, pasta, rice, sauces, spreads and hygiene items. Your monetary donations will be used to supplement the food donations our Centre receives – which in-turn are personally given out in emergency food parcels to people in need every week!
To help out, click HERE
Springwood Neighbourhood Centre Co-operative Limited is pleased to advise that we have successfully passed the Government Audit carried out by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency in May 2016.
The verification process entailed two auditors spending a full day at our premises. It was determined that our organisation’s Governance policies, practices and our Volunteer Home Visitors–Social Support Service under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme meets 18 out of 18 expected outcomes of the Home Care Standards – a 100% pass!
This accreditation assures all our clients that they will receive a service of the highest quality and fulfilling our mission of “striving for a community that is vibrant, caring and inclusive”.
Please click We Passed – VHV Audit May 2016 to see the PDF with more information.
Graffiti Removal Volunteers Needed
Graffiti Removal Volunteers Needed!
Thank you Graffiti Management Alliance volunteers for doing a great job on May 14th removing graffiti from our Springwood Village!
Another clean-up is scheduled for Saturday June 18th. Come meet in the car park behind Loc’s Bakery, Springwood at 1.30pm as more volunteers would be super appreciated. Wear full-length pants and long sleeve shirt/jacket and fully enclosed shoes. You will be provided with any protective clothing required.
To put your hand up, please contact Greg Birtles on 0468 333 262 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency Contact Numbers
Click here for local emergency contact numbers
Community Connections Executive Summary
Click here to access executive summary of 2015 Blue Mountains Community Connects Report
Report Launch Community Connections
Blue Mountains Community Connections Research Report Launch
Charles Sturt University, Blue Mountains City Council, Springwood Neighbourhood Centre & Katoomba Neighbourhood Centre are pleased to announce the launch of the
“Community Connections – Vulnerability & Resilience in the Blue Mountains” Report
Please join us to launch the report.
Hear about the findings and recommendations of the research into the needs of our older and vulnerable community members.
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER:
Dr Val Ingham, Australian Graduate School of Policing & Security Charles Sturt University
OFFICIAL REPORT LAUNCH:
Mayor of Blue Mountains City Council, Councillor Mark Greenhill
When: Wednesday March 25th @ 10am for 10.30 start
Where: Springwood Sports Club
RSVP: Springwood Neighbourhood Centre 0247513033 by Monday 23rd March
Refreshments and Morning Tea provided