GOULBURN & DISTRICT COMMUNITY INTERAGENCY HELD
AT McDERMOTT CENTRE
163 AUBURN STREET, GOULBURN
9.30 AM ON WEDNESDAY 6th August 2014
Welcome – The meeting opened at 9:40am
Chaired by:Jim Styles
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 –
- Matters arising- Nil
2.Correspondence – nil
3.Reports and Service Updates
Goulburn Mulwaree Council
163 Auburn St Goulburn
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.
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
Neighbour Aid Social Support
163 Auburn St Goulburn
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)
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
YNCA Brightside – Mental Health & Wellbeing
85 Deccan St GOULBURN
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.
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.
Red Cross Community Visitors Scheme
Address: ACT/SE NSE
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
–Alternate months to Interagency.
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