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Bring your bills for free advice

Local community organisation, Coast Community Connections, is teaming up with St Vincent de Paul Society and the Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON) to bring a Community Expo and Bring Your Bills Day for residents.

To be held at the Peninsula Community Centre on Thursday 27 July, the free event will offer local community members the opportunity to receive reliable advice about energy and water bills, fines, legal concerns and tenancy issues. 

Other services attending on the day include Centrelink, Legal Aid, Pacific Housing, State Debt Recovery, Service NSW, Seniors Rights Service, Ability Links and many more.

Keep Looking When Cooking

Did you know that almost half of the house fires in Australia start in the kitchen – all because cooking was being left unattended? Coast Community Connections is supporting Fires & Rescue NSW's Keep Looking When Cooking campaign.

To help prevent kitchen fires, Fire & Rescue NSW has released the Keep Looking When Cooking mini mag. Available in cafés, bars, community centres and other locations all over NSW, it features a great collection of recipes from firefighters that will give you the answer to that perennial question – “What’s for dinner tonight?”

Minister launches Coast Community Connections Youth Program

Minister for Multiculturalism The Hon. Ray Williams MP today visited Coast Community Connections’ Evolution Youth Services to launch a special program funded by the NSW Government’s Youth Opportunities Program.

The Youth Opportunities Program provides grants to organisations to deliver youth-led and youth-driven community projects that have a positive development focus on the community.

Minister Williams officially launched the not for profit organisation’s new Teen Mental Health First Aid Training Project, which will see the introduction of a program for years 10, 11 and 12 students to support them to recognise the signs of mental health problems.

Coast Community Connections was successful under the 2016 Youth Opportunities Program funding and developed this project as a result of a survey completed by 700 local young people, in which 80 per cent recognised the need for improved information on mental health issues.

Home Maintenance Checklist

Coast Community Connections Ageing & Disability Services runs a dedicated Home Maintenance service for locals aged over 65.

The Home Maintenance services are designed to provide maintenance and repair of the home, garden or yard that is necessary for the safety, security and/or well being of the residents. Home Maintenance services can not always be provided in an emergency, so it is important to consistently check for items that need addressing as they happen.