0-5 Early Years Interagency

The Early Years Interagency aims to:

  • Advocate community views on families and children 0 – 5 years and provide advice on how best to inform community on family and children’s issues.
  • Clarify and promote referral pathways
  • Provide strategic advice to the Department of Communities and Justice in reference to the Central Coast.
  • Provide networking and resource sharing.

Interagency Guidelines can be accessed here. 

Meetings are held quarterly via Zoom. The next meeting is scheduled on 13th October 2021.

How to contact the interagency
Contact Name: Penny Newson
Phone: 0425 277 518
Email: rdo@thecccc.org.au

2261 Network Meeting

The purpose of the 2261 Network meeting is:

  1. To facilitate the exchange of information and ideas between agencies delivering service to the 2261 Community and surrounding suburbs.
  2. To liaise with Central Coast Community Council and Central Coast Council on issues affecting the 2261 community.
  3. To foster partnerships and collaboration between community organisations, non-government organisations, Local, State and Federal Government agencies and the business sector.
  4. To encourage the sharing of wisdom, new ideas and resources and provide support to workers, especially new workers and services.

Meetings are held 4 times a year at the Entrance Community Centre. Membership is open to all community organisations, non-government and government agencies, the business sector and local community representatives who work and support the 2261 community.

How to contact the interagency
Contact Name: Jacky Paterson
Phone: 0427 671 482
Email: jacky.paterson@benevolent.org.au

Aboriginal Employment Interagency

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How to contact the interagency
Contact Name: Chris Thew
Phone: 4312 5133
Email: Chris.Thew@barabarang.org.au

Aboriginal Interagency

The Central Coast Aboriginal Interagency Network (CCAIN) provides a forum to share information, strategies and programs that empower the Aboriginal community to fully access all available services, programs, facilities and to achieve specific service provision which is culturally appropriate.

CCAIN members comprise of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal government and non-government service providers, workers and community members committed to sharing information to improve access to services and outcomes for the Aboriginal community.

CCAIN aims to;
a) Increase awareness, understanding and accessibility in the local Aboriginal community of programs and services available to them
b) Promote cultural respect and provide information among the community, organisations and service providers to the specific needs of Aboriginal people
c) Actively lobby and advocate as a united network on relevant and important issues to the Aboriginal community
d) Act as a support network for Aboriginal services and workers, both on a formal and informal basis
e) Encourage participation from Aboriginal families, Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal workers, and community networks at interagency meetings.

Meeting frequency/location + format

Meetings are held on the last Thursday of every month.

How to contact the interagency
Contact Name: Corinne Hodson
Email: corinne.hodson@barang.org.au

Central Coast Ageing and Disability Association

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How to contact the interagency

Central Coast Young Parent Interagency

An interagency group that meets every quarter to discuss and share information about supporting young parents aged 12-25 on the Central Coast.

Time: 2pm – 4pm
Day: Wednesdays
Frequency: Quarterly
Location: Currently being held via zoom.

 

How to contact the interagency
Contact Name: Josie Smith
Phone: 4340 1585
Email: josie@ccfss.com.au

Communities for Children Advisory Group

How to contact the interagency
Contact Name: Abigail Wilson
Email: abigail.wilson@benevolent.org.au

CONNECT N.O.W

Community services, activities and organisations that are North of Wyong come together for a bi-monthly meeting to network, promote events and learn from each other.

How to contact the interagency
Contact Name: Elaine Stovin-Bradford
Phone: 4394 2500
Email: elaine.stovin-bradford@benevolent.org.au

Cooperative Legal Service Delivery Partnership

A partnership in Legal Service Delivery. The CLSD aims to improve outcomes for disadvantaged people on the NSW Central Coast by building cooperative and strategic networks of key legal services and community organisations and identifying unmet legal needs.

Meeting frequency/location + format

The meeting is held quarterly on varying Wednesdays from 11am – 1:30pm at either Central Coast Community Legal Centre or the Legal Aid offices in Gosford.

How to contact the interagency
Contact Name: Tom Hinds
Phone: 4353 0111
Email: tomh@centralcoastclc.org.au

Disability Interagency

About the Interagency

The Disability Interagency has a different theme each meeting with  the topics relating  too  services and information relative to the disability sector.

Guest speakers are encouraged and appreciated, as it is a great opportunity to get valuable information out.

There is also an opportunity for networking in the refreshment break.

An agenda is sent out prior to the meeting.

 

How to contact the interagency
Contact Name: Helga Smit
Phone: 4349 3700
Email: helga.smit@caaus.org.au

Domestic Violence Committee

The Central Coast Domestic Violence Committee aims to prevent, reduce and eliminate domestic and family violence on the Central Coast through education, awareness, advocacy and community engagement. The committee recognises that taking positive steps towards breaking the cycle of domestic and family violence is a whole of community responsibility, requiring on-going education and activities that challenge attitudes and behaviours which maintain and/or support violence within our community. The committee further recognises that primary prevention strategies are key in ending family violence and are committed to building strong community partnerships, particularly with local schools, in order to address this need. First and foremost, this committee advocates for the rights of women and children to live free from violence, shame and blame.

The Domestic Violence Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 2-4pm.

Visit ccdvc.org.au for more information about the interagency.

How to contact the interagency
Contact Name: Nicole Harvey
Email: centralcoastdvc@gmail.com

Family Interagency

The Family Interagency aims to:

  • Advocate community views on families and children and provide advice on how  best to inform community on family issues
  • Clarify and promote referral pathways
  • Provide strategic advice to the Department of Communities and Justice in reference to the Central Coast
  • Provide networking and resource sharing.

The Family Interagency guidelines can be found here.

Meetings are held quarterly on the second Wednesday of the month from 9:30am-11:30am. The inaugural meeting will be held on 13th October via Zoom.

How to contact the interagency
Contact Name: Penny Newson
Phone: 0425 277 518
Email: rdo@thecccc.org.au

Homelessness Services Interagency

The Central Coast Homelessness Interagency links and connects homeless services on the Central Coast. We want to reduce homelessness and provide a UNITED voice with and on behalf of the homeless.

Meeting frequency/location + format

The Homelessness Interagency meets bi-monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. The meeting runs from 10am – 11:30am. Meeting venues vary, however meetings are currently being held via Zoom.

How to contact the interagency
Contact Name: Jade Brown
Phone: 4325 9600
Email: jbrown@uniting.org

Managers of Volunteers

A support network for Volunteer Involving Organisations (VIOs), their staff that coordinate and support volunteers.

The network aims to provide the following:

  • Support local NFPs and community organisations to understand and implement The National Standards for Volunteer Involvement. their volunteer’s rights and responsibilities,
  • Provide best practice information on volunteer-related policies and procedures, including presentations on relevant topics
  • Provide info and support to VIOs on any legislative updates and/or law changes which require changes to or adaption in work practices

Quarterly meetings – 2nd Tuesday of every third month

Held at VCC Head Office – Unit 6, 31 Dwyer Street, Gosford. Starts at 3.30pm – 5pm. Meetings are currently being held via Zoom.

 

How to contact the interagency
Contact Name: Fiona Morrison
Email: eo@volcc.org.au

Mental Health Interagency

The primary role of the Mental Health Interagency is to support service providers, organisations and professionals from various disciplines, who work with mental illness. In addition, The Mental Health Interagency provides information to service providers about appropriate referral pathways and new services on the Central Coast.

Meeting frequency/location + format

Bi Monthly meetings – 3rd Thursday of the month

How to contact the interagency
Contact Name: Michelle Wiessner
Email: mhinteragency@ccpc.com.au

Multicultural Interagency

The Central Coast Multicultural Interagency (CCMI) reflects the growing interest and concern for the development of the supportive services to address the needs of the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) population that lives on the Central Coast.

While it is a forum that advocates for people of CALD background, it is a non political forum but it has been a catalyst for many services that we now see in our part of NSW.

Meeting frequency/location + format

The CCMI meets bi monthly on the first Thursday of the month at 2pm – 4pm. The first general meeting commences on the first Thursday in February. Meetings are currently being held via Zoom until further notice.

All services or community representatives are welcome to attend.

 

How to contact the interagency

For all enquiries regarding the CCMI please contact Northern Settlement Services Ltd Central Coast office


Contact Name: Nellie Srisurapon
Phone: 4334 3877
Email: sgpcc@nsservices.com.au

Peninsula Interagency

The role of the Peninsula Interagency is to provide a forum to share information, strategies and programs so as to empower the Peninsula community to fully access all available services, programs, facilities and support available to them.

The Peninsula Interagency aims to;

  • Increase awareness, understanding and accessibility in the local community of programs and services available to them
  • Actively lobby and advocate as a united network on relevant and important issues to the Peninsula community
  • Act as a support network for Peninsula services and workers, both on a formal and informal basis
  • Encourage participation from community groups and networks at our meeting

This is a welcoming group of Service providers and agencies covering all areas of need in our Peninsula community

Meeting frequency/location + format

The Peninsula Interagency meets from 1.30 -3.00pm on the 3rd Wednesday Bi Monthly, with the first meeting in February. The meetings are held at the Peninsula Community Centre, 93 McMasters Rd Woy Woy.  Our meetings allocate time for new services to share information about their programs and for all services present to talk about what they are currently doing in the Community.

Members represent programs for all areas of community need including health, education, mental health, crisis relief, employment. Youth and community services – we are not specific to one type of service or target group.   We also have different speakers at each meeting that represent programs, services and also Government initiatives that are available for our Peninsula Community.

 

How to contact the interagency

Community workers are encouraged to join HS Net and then request to be a member of the Peninsula Interagency group to receive all meeting information and all communications within the group.


Contact Name: Michelle Remy
Phone: 4341 9333
Email: michelle.remy@cccl.com.au

Rainbow Inclusion Network

The Rainbow Inclusion Network Central Coast aims:

1. To address gaps in the region of inclusive, accessible care and social inclusion for LGBTIQ people from across all populations, backgrounds and circumstances. This aims to support a reduction in stigma and discrimination.
2. To adopt an alliance strategy that will provide a forum for service-providers that does not usurp the role of a body properly constituted from the community (or parts thereof) to advocate and activate on its own behalf.
3. To support unifying program/activity planning and development from the various service-providers to create partnership opportunities to mutually amplify various outputs and/or outcomes. Therefore, to achieve for broader inclusive service provision and improved health outcomes for the LGBTIQ populations.
4. As a separate body representing the unified will of the contributing service-providers opportunity for advocacy, health promotion and prevention can be realised.

Meeting frequency/location + format

Meetings are held 4 times per year at varying locations on the Central Coast

How to contact the interagency
Contact Name: Jason Van Ritten from NSW Health or Kage Gold from ACON
Email: Jason.vanRitten@health.nsw.gov.au

Youth Interagency

Central Coast Youth Interagency (CCYI) is made up of youth and community services as well as education providers and other Government departments that work with and provide services to young people in the Central Coast Local Government Area NSW. The interagency is convened by Community Council Central Coast.

The purpose of this network is to;

  • Work together to improve outcomes for young people;
  • Provide opportunities to develop partnerships;
  • Encourage the improvement of service provision, networking, cooperation, coordination and integration of youth projects;
  • Identify issues for young people on the Central Coast;
  • Identify and respond to needs and issues of service providers;
  • Advocate and lobby for issues identified by the interagency;
  • Work together on specific projects that help improve the lives of young people;
  • Provide a forum for educational guest speakers;
  • Provide a forum for information sharing and distribution;
  • Support professional development through sector development and best practice.
  • Provide access to agendas and minutes, utilise the calendar and source contact details for relevant organisations.

Meeting frequency/location + format

The Central Coast Youth Interagency meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month bi monthly. All further meetings will be held via Zoom unless otherwise advised. Please email marketing@thecccc.org.au for Zoom meeting instructions.

The meeting is open to all organisations and persons with an interest in the wellbeing of young people in the Central Coast LGA. We are always looking for guest speakers to share youth related information with the group. Please contact Community Council Central Coast if you’d like to present at an upcoming meeting.

 

How to contact the interagency
Contact Name: Rebecca Smith
Phone: 0477 251 877
Email: marketing@thecccc.org.au