Coast Community Connections is proud to have served the local community for 45 years, and we continue to do so through the COVID-19 crisis
Youth and Counselling
Phone: 02 4342 3684
Our Youth and Counselling services moved several weeks ago to a telehealth platform providing support to community members via multiple platforms including phone, text, teleconference, messaging, skype, zoom and facetime. If a young person requires support, our Youth Team are available Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 4.30pm. It is a free service, if you or anyone you know would like to talk to someone please get in touch.
Phone: 02 4344 7992
Our Gambling Counselling services moved several weeks ago to a telehealth platform providing support to community members via multiple platforms including phone, text, teleconference, messaging. After hours counselling provided on request subject to availability.
Home Modifications & Maintenance Services
Phone: 4346 1388
All home modifications and home maintenance services are continuing as scheduled and available.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and a significant decrease in attendance numbers due to compliance with social distancing, Coast Community Connections will be consolidating our services to ensure that we are able to continue to support the community needs and ensure that our valued essential employees have access to child care.
Before and After School Care services
Our Umina and Woy Woy Before and After School Care services will be consolidated effective Monday, 6 April 2020 with both services being run from the Woy Woy site located at 93 McMasters Road. A bus service taking all students to and from Umina Public School will also operate until the end of school term.
Our Woy Woy and Umina Services will be consolidated for the April School holidays and be held from our Gosford site with priority given to all essential workers which includes a large outdoor area and 3 separate indoor areas to allow staff to manage small groups of Children of varying aged groups as well as assist with social distancing. Vacation Care commences Tuesday 14th April 2020. Bookings are essential please email your completed booking form to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Denyelle Connolly on 0404 07 2613.
Unfortunately we have had to make the difficult decision to close this service until further notice due to very low attendance as parents have practiced social distancing. We look forward to welcoming back children and parents when it is safe to do so.
Administration & Finance
The office is currently closed, however that is because staff are now working remotely as per government direction.
Finance and Executive can be contacted directly on (02) 4342 5674
Aged Care and Disability
Our aged care and disability staff are available by calling 4343 1888 and select option two to speak with a team member.
Community Centre and services
Our Community Centre is currently closed until further notice, as per Government guidelines.
We have been following government advice and recommendations closely and are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, clients, visitors and community as a whole.
We continue to assess the situation with regards to the cancellation of events and services on a daily basis, based on the advice from Department of Health and the Australian Government. Our top priority is to inform our clients, members and guests about remaining safe and implementing the social distancing recommendations.
Coast Community Connections has implemented a range of measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, clients, visitors and community. These include:
- Maintaining the basics – Wash hands, cover your nose and mouth when coughing, use cough etiquette and avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of cold or flu like symptoms.
- Increased signage about good hygiene practices
- Increased our number of cleaners and frequency of cleaning
- Additional hand sanitiser placed throughout our Childcare facilities
- Staff and visitors alike are encouraged to practice social distancing and avoid personal contact such as shaking hands.
If you think that you may have been exposed, please contact the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080, your local GP or the nearest Emergency Department for assistance.
We know the importance of social inclusion and engagement to all ages of our community and as such will continue to operate our business. We know that loneliness can have far reaching health issues itself, so we encourage you to reach out to your friends or a chat with an elderly neighbour. It’s a time for us to pull together sensibly and support each other.
Now more than ever we need to band together, be kind and support local business and members of the community.
We appreciate your patience and diligence during this tough time. For more information please contact us on 02 4343 1888.