POSTED: 13th May 2021 SOURCE: Campbelltown Macarthur Advertiser 12th May 2021
After 35 years of supporting members of the Macarthur community, Focus Connect is now expanding to the rest of metropolitan Sydney.
POSTED: 22nd April 2021 SOURCE: SBS Arabic Radio 22nd April 2021
Sana Al-Ahmar discussses the launch of a new program assisting women address domestic violence, and maintaining their security and safety outside the home.
(This content & audio is copyright to SBS)
Program: SBS Arabic Radio Interviewer: Manal Al-Ani & Iman Riman Interviewee: Sana Al-Ahmar Duration: 9:51
POSTED: 29th March 2021
A collaborative textile exchange project undertaken with women from Focus Connect's Multicultural Women’s Art Group.
Saturday 27 March – Sunday 9 May 2021
Last year, the Macarthur Textile Network (MTN) celebrated their 10th anniversary. This year they present their fourth and largest biennial exhibition at Campbelltown Arts Centre.
Looking Back, Looking Forward features new contemporary textile works by MTN artists that consider how the past impacts them, how it informs their view of the future, and how it influences and informs their work.
POSTED: 01st March 2021
The Focus Connect 2020 Annual Report is now available to view online.
POSTED: 19th October 2020
From Monday 26 October 2020 will be located at 3 CORDEAUX STREET, CAMPBELLTOWN (click on READ MORE for further information)
Exciting things are happening at Focus Connect!
We are moving to temporary office accommodation whilst our brand new office is being prepared (it should be ready by mid February 2021 so keep on eye on our Facebook page for information and updates).
From Monday 26 October 2020 will be located at:
3 CORDEAUX STREET, CAMPBELLTOWN
Please note that to facilitate the move our current office at L3, 171-179 Queen Street will be closed on Friday, 23 October 2020.
Our general contact number (02 4627 1188) and email address (email@example.com) remain unchanged.
POSTED: 10th August 2020 SOURCE: Campbelltown Macarthur Advertiser 05th August 2020
Migrant women across Western Sydney are taking advantage of fee-free TAFE courses to help them settle into the community and learn some new skills.
POSTED: 03rd June 2020 SOURCE: Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON)
The Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON) has launched an awareness campaign to highlight the range of energy affordability assistance available to customers impacted by COVID-19.
The campaign targets groups in the community who are already having trouble paying their energy bills, as well as those who are experiencing affordability challenges for the first time including casual workers, families, seniors, CALD and ATSI customers.
Click here to find out more about this campaign.
POSTED: 21st May 2020
Have you been affected by the recent bushfires? Focus Connect is now offering assistance for households within the Macarthur, Wollondilly & Wingecarribee regions affected by the 2019/2020 bushfires.
Available assistance includes:
- Vouchers to purchase food/household/essential items
- Utility bills payment assistance
- Pharmacy/medication payment assistance
ACCESS TO THE PROGRAM
This program is available to individuals residing in the Macarthur, Wollondilly and Wingecarribee regions who have experienced any of the following as a result
of the recent bushfires:
- Loss/damage of home
- Loss/damage of personal/household items
- Loss of income
- Loss of a family member/pet
- Displaced from your home
- Health related impacts
In order for us to determine your eligibility we will conduct an over the phone assessment, this usually takes about 30 minutes. We will ask you to provide some details on how you/your household has been impacted. You will also need to provide certain types of information including:
- Your personal details & contact information
Assistance provided will be assessed on need, ability to meet the programs eligibility criteria, program demand and available resources.
For further information about this program, or to make an appointment, please contact Caitlin Manganaro P. 4627 1188 or E. firstname.lastname@example.org
POSTED: 08th May 2020
Click on READ MORE for important information about changes to our services and programs.
Given the ever-changing situation surrounding COVID-19, we want to connect with you, as a highly valued member of our Focus Connect community and let you know the steps we are taking to navigate through these unprecedented times.
Firstly, be assured that we are taking this situation seriously. The health and wellbeing of our clients, volunteers and staff is at the forefront of everything we do.
With this in mind we have made the following changes to our services and programs:
- All Face-to-Face appointments will now be conducted via the telephone if possible and/or appropriate.
AGED CARE TEAM
- From Thursday, March 19 until further notice, all of our Aged Care Social Support Groups and Individual Social Supports have been cancelled.
- Home Care Packages will continue as normal.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TEAM
- From Monday, March 23 until further notice, we will be cancelling all of our social and educational groups/activities including Playgroup, Start Right, HIPPY, Parenting programs and Settlement programs.
- Our NDIS Community Access Group will continue to run as normal.
- Individual Services and Primrose Cottage Respite will also continue as normal.
In this time of social distancing, we invite you to stay connected with us via our website and follow us on Facebook, you can also call the office to talk to your contacts.
Other language resources on COVID-19 are available from www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus-resources-cald.aspx
We will get through this, together.
Stay safe and healthy.