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St Vincent de Paul Society NSW is partnering with Western Sydney Local Health District and the Nepean Local Health District in rolling out the NSW Health Make Healthy Normal (MHN) Campaign in their Vinnies shops across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains. This innovative partnership demonstrates services working together

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Create NSW is offering three funding programs that aim to build capacity for emerging artists and organisations across Western Sydney. Each program offers up to $50,000 per application. These funds have been allocated as a direct response to ongoing consultation with the sector.

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Leep NGO is a non-profit organisation dedicated to creating inclusive communities for people experiencing disadvantage. We believe the possibilities that modern technology and volunteering provide should be made available to all, and we work to create inclusion through:

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The NICM Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University is currently developing a model of care for their proposed academic integrative medicine clinic at Westmead. The centre will include complementary and integrative therapies that support many national health service priorities such as chronic disease, pain management, healthy minds,

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2018 events and workshops include:
- Creative Writing 101 with Luke Carman
- LGBTQIA+ writing group
- Poetry with Michelle Cahill

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Western Sydney University is leading a study on how access to transport affects the social participation of young adults on the autism spectrum. They are also currently recruiting parents/carers of young adults who are independent with driving or public transport skills to interview for the research.

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Included in this Issue of Western Sydney Community Forum (WSCF)'s Community Care News Digest:
- Integrated Carer Support Service
- My Aged Care Updates

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There are currently about 129,000 people affected by diabetes in western Sydney, or 15% of the population. The Western Sydney Diabetes Alliance members met recently at The Novotel in Parramatta for a jam-packed session covering a range of updates and forward-planning for 2018, with the aim of tackling the growing epidemic in the region.

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The NSW Government has released draft corridors for four major future road and rail infrastructure corridors which will help establish the Western Sydney Parkland City. Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres and Minister for Roads Melinda Pavey invited the community to have a say on the proposed alignments of 192 kilometres of corridors to be preserved