Goulburn & District Community Interagency Held

Goulburn & District Community Interagency Held




9.30 AM ON WEDNESDAY 6th August 2014

Welcome – The meeting opened at 9:40am

Chaired by:Jim Styles

Scribed by:

Attendance: Jim Styles, Anne Oberrg,MerrideeBladwell, Melissa Shoard, TeaganBerridgo, Marlon , Hannah Wanless,John Gunn ,Sue Corby, Kim Sorensen.

Apologies: Margaret Price,Debbie Muddiman , Charlotte Butler, Pam Vincent.

Previous Minutes –

  1. Matters arising- Nil

2.Correspondence – nil

3.Reports and Service Updates

Jim Styles

Goulburn Mulwaree Council

McDermott Centre

163 Auburn St Goulburn

Phone: 02)48234485


Youth worker for Be Seen Be Heard project commenced work : Alysha House

Office is at The McDermott Centre phone 02)48234838


CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn

29 Montague St GOULBURN



We have just launched a new program (SINC) Seniors in networked communities which offers services for people who are aged 65yrs and over and are living in their own home

The program provides support to people who are ageing which will allow them to stay in their own homes

Counselling at very reduced prices are now only a few weeks away.

Melissa Shoard

Ability Links

Wesley Centre



Ability Links is a free service to link people with disabilities and their families and carers with their local communities. Links act as a first contact and support, aiming for a person to become more independent in their social participation.

Also work with community groups & businesses to help them with accessibility.

No selection criteria, aimed at ages 9-64 yrs

Kim Sorensen

Neighbour Aid Social Support

McDermott Centre

163 Auburn St Goulburn

Phone: 02)48234498


Neighbour Aid has been doing well with some new clients enjoying social outings along with our regulars

We have now included programs at the McDermott Centre as well as outings and of course our new holidays

A group of 10 people travelled to Shoalhaven Heads for a 3 night holiday that was accompanied perfect weather, I have been approached about booking another Cruise for the New Year so will be looking into that soon

Gerry Doran (via email)

Leisure Link

McDermott Centre GOULBURN

Phone: 02 48234497


Leisure Link is as always well attended and have been receiving new referrals regularly the three day holiday was well received and booked out quickly so another has been booked for late October into early November

Anne Oberge

YNCA Brightside – Mental Health & Wellbeing

85 Deccan St GOULBURN

Phone: 0248234834


Free 60 day membership for people with Mental Health Problems.

Program promotes exercise to help people feel better about themselves and help them in their goals for better wellbeing Socially, Mentally & Physically.

Open fro over 16s soon starting to cater for 12-16yrs.

Tegan Berridge

Mental Health Respite- Carer Support

Shop 6 Russell Lane

Phone:02)48221872 or 0418394425


Carer Wellbeing Group – Held the second Tuesday of the month –Time away from the caring role with others who understand your circumstances.

Can provide respite, emotional support, recreational activities, case management

MHRCS can attend the carers home, work with carers, consumer and/or family and friends.

Eligibility- Carer must be supporting an individual with a mental illness and live in the Goulburn Mulwaree or Upper Lachlan Shire.

Marlon Dimauno

Red Cross Community Visitors Scheme

Address: ACT/SE NSE

Phone: 62347664


The community visitors scheme has been expanded to include participants who are receiving home care packages in addition to residents of Aged Care Facilities

The Community visitors scheme matches participants with a local Red Cross volunteer for regular social visits

Currently we are low on volunteer numbers in Goulburn & are in process of trying to build our volunteer base.

4. Forum updates

Youth forum

–Alternate months to Interagency.

Disability Forum

3rd Tuesday of the month at 2pm

Goulburn Suicide Prevention Network-Jim Styles

The 4th Monday of every month 12.30-2.30pm At The McDermott Centre

Next Meeting 1/10/14 9.30amat the McDermott Centre