Coffs Harbour and District Land Council invites you to the Aboriginal Community Christmas Party
The team at the Coffs Coast College inc. and the Coffs Coast Alesco School would like to wish you Season Greetings as well as a happy and safe holiday to you all. Thank you for all the support for 2019 and looking forward to an amazing 2020.
The recent fires have had a huge impact on the region including our business community. A big thanks to all those who kicked the can at our various events this year we managed to raise $727 towards the Red Cross Fire Recovery throughout NSW. For those businesses affected by fire be sure to complete the NSW Small Business Commissioner’s Survey, which will be used to determine where support can be best directed. You can complete the Survey & find out where you can get support HERE.
The summer holidays on the Coffs Coast are a symphony of blue skies, blue water and outdoor fun – the perfect, natural environment for holiday-makers to visit or for locals to relax and reconnect with family and friends on a ‘stay-cation’.
Add a little more adventure and fun to your summer and become a tourist in your own backyard. It’s great to explore the beautiful Coffs Coast… and even better to share it with others!
Here are our top tips to help you experience more of this special part of the world:
Go to a tourist attraction you’ve never been to.
Jump online to coffscoast.com.au/play and you’ll find lots of ideas. There are fun parks, National Parks, marine parks, kid’s parks and everything in between.
Check out some videos for inspiration.
Soar over coastal headlands, learn what birds live where in our region, check out foodie trails, and lots more on vimeo.com/coffscoast.
Discover different aromas and flavours.
Eat out at a café or restaurant where you’ve never been before. From dinner at a heritage hotel in Dorrigo, to fish and chips by the beach in Sawtell – lots of local foodies are just waiting to welcome you!
Stay a night or two somewhere new.
Treat yourself to a holiday away… without the exhausting drive. Choose from Coffs Coast’s huge range, from beachside resorts and family-friendly holiday parks, to luxurious holiday rentals.
Create your own ‘Best of’ list.
Whatever your passion – indulge it! Make a list of your favourite Coffs Coast views, breakfasts, walking trails, shops… visit each of those places, things and activities, and recommend them to friends and visitors.
Immerse yourself in events.
The fantastic line up of summer festivals and happenings on the Coffs Coast celebrate sport, culture, art, music and food to create a vibrant, festive atmosphere. Get into them all!
Uncover our amazing local history.
Visit museums in Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Urunga and Dorrigo to learn about our region’s past through exhibits and collections of important artefacts, memorabilia and photographs
Take a tour. Take a drive.
Get into vacation mode on your own or with an expert Drive to visit hinterland villages or along the iconic Waterfall Way, or join a tour to soak up the scenery by bike, bus, boat, paddleboard, surfboard, canoe or kayak!
Search #coffscoast on socials.
This is a great way to find new activities, places to visit, food to eat – find out what other locals and visitors are up to when they are out and about, and also share your favourite local discoveries.
Get your selfie on and share!
Make like a tourist and grab a silly selfie with all the Coffs Coast icons – The Big Banana, Sealy Lookout, Coffs Harbour Jetty, Dorrigo waterfalls… the list goes on. Share your holiday snaps by tagging #coffscoast and #sharecoffscoast.
Check out www.coffscoast.com for event information and to find lots of ways to play, stay, taste and explore the region. You can also follow Coffs Coast on Facebook and Instagram to see what’s happening.
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The event will take place in the Bellingen Library from 5.30pm to 7pm. Guest presenters will include Dean Besley (Bellingen Youth Hub), Joy Watson (Coffs Harbour Family Drug Support), Steve Cope (Coffs Harbour Drug and Alcohol Services) and Kim West (The Buttery). Presenters will all be available to provide information about their roles and answer questions. Light refreshments will be available.
Contact Anna Joy 66557302 or Jill Haynes 66551745
|Location: Coffs Coast Community
College | 11B Park Avenue
Date: Mon 2nd Dec 19
Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Light Refreshments will be provided
Course Commencement: January 2020
Places: Maximum of 20 places available Price: Contact us to find out if you are
This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and residential settings who are required to provide person-centred support to people that are ageing, people with disabilities or other reasons.
Work involves using discretion and judgement as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Students will learn a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide
|· Field Officer||· Assistant in Nursing|
|· Care Worker||· Home Care Assistant|
|· Personal Care Assistant||· In-Home Respite Worker|
|· Personal Care Giver||· Support Worker|
|· Residential Care Worker||· Community Care Worker|
|Units of Competency:
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
* This training is subsidised by the NSW Government smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au
Contact our office to see if you meet the eligibility criteria
* This training is subsidised by the NSW Government – contact our office to see if you meet the eligibility criteria
The Coffs Harbour and District LALC has partnered with Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan and Wajaarr Ngaarlu Dance Troupe to be apart of this
NATION WIDE Dance!
On Sunday the 1st December 2019 Dance Groups and Communities from all over the Country are going LIVE on Facebook to Dance as ONE!
Nation Dance hopes to encompass many traditional dancing from many Nations sharing together.
For the first time in history to dance as one in time.
Dance for our people
Dance for our land
Dance for our trauma
Dance for our justice
Dance for our children
Dance for our creator
The event details are as follows;
Date: Sunday 1st December 2019
Start Time: 12:00pm (Midday)
Venue: Diggers Beach, Coffs Harbour
We’re a not-for-profit charity, so if you’ve ever considered vounteering and think you could utilise and enjoy your time at the gallery – whether that be making art, or a quiet space to focus on life admin and at the same time, open our doors, have a chat to visitors and encourage the community to experience local art and provide opportunities to artists to exhibit their work…..then we’d love to hear from you.
Please get in touch if you’re interested and could commit to a day a week or alternatively if you’d like to go on our ’emergency’ list and help us out when another volunteer is unable to make it in… that’s cool too!Call, message or just drop into the gallery to discuss the possibilities
Media Release Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Legal Aid NSW lawyers will give free legal advice and support to hundreds of people affected by the recent bushfires.
Attorney General Mark Speakman praised Legal Aid NSW’s (LANSW) history of providing legal assistance to people affected by bushfires.
“The LANSW Disaster Response Service team stands ready to provide legal assistance that covers a range of issues, including insurance claims, tenancy, credit and debt, financial hardship, social security entitlements and employment,” Mr Speakman said.
He said lawyers would form part of the wide range of assistance available at LANSW offices at Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour and outreaches at Forster, Kempsey, Taree, Bowraville, Grafton, Macksville, and Nambucca.
Fires in northern NSW this year have destroyed or damaged more than 670 homes and left many hundreds of people facing the challenge of rebuilding their lives.
Legal Aid NSW CEO Brendan Thomas said that civil lawyers from the Disaster Response Service were specialists in areas of law such as insurance, debt, tenancy, social security and financial hardship.
“All of our solicitors providing help at these locations have undergone training about what to expect,” Mr Thomas said.
“This is important work at a difficult and stressful time in people’s lives, so part of the training is about how best to respond to the trauma experienced by those affected by bushfires.
“Having an experienced advisor to help you navigate through legal issues can significantly reduce trauma and pave the way to rebuilding lives.”
Free legal advice is available to anyone affected by a natural disaster. For more intensive casework, a means and merit test is applied. Victims of natural disasters are considered priority clients. The LawAccess NSW Disaster Response Hotline is 1800 801 529 or visit www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au. Guidelines for what to do after bushfires can be found here.
Download Mark Speakman med rel – Lawyers offer Legal Aid to bushfire victims
MEDIA: Attorney General |Sean Robertson | 0439 813 220
Legal Aid NSW | William Verity | 0436 610 649