Speech bubbles with words for 'thank you' in different languages

Behind every good volunteer there is a great Volunteer Manager. What better way to acknowledge the wonderful Volunteer Managers in the local community than by celebrating them this week, after International Volunteer Managers Day, which was held on 5 November. 

Laptop, ipad and smartphone stacked together

Dubbo is one of 10 communities in NSW that will host the Tech Savvy Elders Roadshow, targeting older Aboriginal people. The program, specifically designed for older Aboriginal people, will offer lessons in using computers, tablets, email, smartphones, and other forms of digital literacy.

Young adults in day centre

If you have questions about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), there’s now a staffed office in Orange city’s centre. The NDIS office is operated by not-for-profit organisation Social Futures. Social Futures runs a small network around the Central West and far west, with 10 staff in Orange, five in Bathurst, three in Parkes and 12 in Dubbo.

People in volunteer t-shirts with hands in circle

Volunteering Central West offers support and training for Commonwealth Home Support Program volunteer-involving organisations in the Central West and Orana Far West regions. The service can help not-for-profit boards and volunteers keep up to date with changes in legislation to ensure they are compliant with relevant standards

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Forbes Domestic & Family
Forbes White Ribbon Day Community March
24 November 2017, 10.00am
Meet at Cross St (in front of Carpet Court)

Father with son with disability

Resourcing Inclusive Communitites
Families Getting NDIS Ready workshops
Various dates in November
Cobar, Bourke, Walgett

Graphic of brain tree


Strong Minds Western NSW aims to provide access to free, effective treatment for people with a mild to moderate mental illness living in the Western NSW region. Strong Minds enables patients to access short-term psychological interventions within a primary care setting.

Young girl with Downs Syndrome with sister

Live Better support coordination service can help support NDIS ‘Coordination of Support’ recipients, helping them to coordinate and implement their approved NDIS plan. If you have an approved NDIS plan you may be eligible for this service if your plan includes one of the following categories:

Group support session

Family and Carer Mental Health Program NSW has developed its end of year calendar to provide families, carers and friends supporting and caring for someone living with mental health issues with opportunities not only for education, but also a chance to socialise and perhaps try something new.