Dubbo

Dubbo – Narromine – Forbes – Parkes – Bourke – Broken Hill and outreach in surrounding areas. Funded by the Department of Social Services and NSW Fair Trading, the Financial Counselling service is primarily accessible by families and individuals experiencing financial hardship and can support those effected by problem gambling. Financial Counsellors offer support with advocacy, negotiations, options, information and referrals and personal budgeting.  Individuals are supported in making informed decisions to resolve their financial issues by accessing information specific to their circumstances. This program aims to empower individuals to gain an understanding and take control of their financial position. CentaCare’s Financial Counsellors deliver community education to improve financial literacy within our communities and to raise awareness around problem gambling issues. The service aspires to increase consumer knowledge and confidence in the management of personal finances and develop financial skills with in communities for the ongoing future management of financial affairs. Useful links: Financial Rights Legal Centre Money Smart by ASIC          

Narromine – Dubbo. Funded by The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Indigenous Community Links program is an information and referral service delivering strategies aimed at connecting primarily Indigenous people and their families by referring and linking them to a range of mainstream and Indigenous Support Services including early childhood, education, training, employment, financial, housing, health and legal services. Indigenous Community Links also delivers the following: Advocates on behalf of clients on identified issues Facilitates identified workshops with partnered services and/or agencies Provides a client computer with which to use the internet to link into Centrelink, Housing and Employment websites Operates as an outreach activity to identified services and community events in both Narromine and Dubbo.

Bourke – Brewarrina – Broken Hill – Cobar – Condobolin – Dubbo – Forbes – Lake Cargelligo – Narromine – Nyngan – Parkes – Peak Hill – Warren – Wellington – Wilcannia. CentaCare’s Parent Child Services provide services to families with children with an early intervention and prevention approach. Parent Child Services support parents and cares in: Raising their children through parent education and one on one support Participating in early learning opportunities through playgroups Accessing helpful information about child development, parenting, support services and resources Becoming part of support networks Connecting to other services that can help Our family workers are accredited parent educators and offer parent education and support on an individual basis as well as in group settings. Parent Education programs include; 123 Magic, Triple P, Circle of Security, Parents As Teachers, Childbirth Education and Bringing Up Great Kids. Group activities include community based playgroups, school based playgroups, mums and bubs groups and peer support groups. One on one support is available to individuals and families and are delivered at our office or in the home. Currently, the programs Parent Child Services include: Families NSW FamilyCare Strong Young Mums Strong Young Families Aboriginal Family Health Strategy Communities For […]

Western NSW – Based in Dubbo. CentaCare delivers the Tenant Participation Resource Service (TPRS) program in central and western NSW. Our program is a NSW Department of Family and Community Services initiative that aims to provide social housing tenants with increased access to information, advice and education opportunities to more actively participate in processes related to their housing, as well as to engage in their communities. The TPRS program aims to assist: Social housing tenants to engage in communities Social housing tenants needs and priorities are identified and considered in planning and service delivery Social housing tenants are informed about their rights and responsibilities and are supported with their housing needs Social housing tenants have skills and resources to participate in community life Social housing tenants receive services that are coordinated, flexible and responsive to their needs. The goal of the TPRS program is for social housing tenants to have a constructive voice that is heard by their housing provider to achieve better long term tenancies with their housing provider. We have a 1300 number that social housing tenants can ring to receive advice and information regarding their tenancies. Please feel free to contact us at our Dubbo office on 02 6883 4600 […]

Dubbo – Narromine – Wellington. Funded by the Department of Social Services, the Communities for Children program is delivered through subcontracted Community Partners in the Dubbo, Narromine and Wellington communities and targets families with children aged 0-12 years. The program provides: Parent education Intensive family support After school and school holiday activities for children aged 6-12 years. For more information about the program and to meet the Communities for Children team, visit the Communities for Children website.

Broken Hill – Dubbo – Orange. This program provides support for family and carers of people suffering from mental illness and aims to ensure that: The families and carers of people with a mental illness have access to appropriate information and options for support at all points within their caring journey, at the time they need it. Information and support is delivered in a sensitive, evidence-based, and cost-effective manner. The program is delivered in partnership between area health services and Non Government Organisations (NGO) and between the NSW and Australian Governments. CentaCare works in collaboration with the area mental health services and the Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office, and will involve and support other NGOs and community groups, families and carers and consumers within the jurisdiction of the area serviced by Greater Western Area Health Service to deliver these support services.

Broken Hill – Dubbo – Forbes – Narromine – Bourke. Funded by Caritas Australia, AMP Foundation and Catholic Mission, the Manage Your Income Manage Your Life Program aims to build the financial capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the region, by providing training and mentoring to develop financial management skills in participants, their families and communities and enhance their quality of life. The program provides a legacy of trained members of the communities to provide ongoing education, awareness and knowledge around financial literacy. MYI can work with the following: Individuals Community groups Family groups School groups Our program offers a large range of financial literacy workshops that are appropriately catered to the different groups. Activities include, but are not limited to: Take Control – get informed information and tools on how to make your money work for you. Strive 2 Drive – learner driver activity – working with people to obtain their learner licences. Save or Spend – get informed information and tools about all those financial issues that are worrying you. Money for School – get tips and budget ideas on how to get in front with your school fees and school expenses. Financial Counselling – […]