Aboriginal Employment Interagency

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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. Check the Central Coast Aboriginal Interagency Network HSNET group for a full list of meeting dates and locations.

How to contact the interagency
Contact Name: Bobbi Murray
Phone: 4353 4988
Email: BobbiM@centralcoastclc.org.au

Central Coast Ageing and Disability Association

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Communities for Children

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CONNECT N.O.W

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Cooperative Legal Service Directory

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: Bobbi Murray
Phone: 4353 4988
Email: BobbiM@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.

Meeting frequency/location + format

Held on the first Wednesday of every 3rd month from 9am – 12:30pm at the Central Coast Disability Network offices – 4 Karalta Lane, Erina

How to contact the interagency

To find out more, contact the CCDN offices on 4349 3700


Domestic Violence Committee

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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 9:30am – 11:30am. Meeting venues vary. See the Central Coast Homelessness Interagency HSNET group for details.

How to contact the interagency
Contact Name: Karina Kay
Phone: 4355 8900
Email: kakay@uniting.org

Managers of Volunteers

About the Interagency

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

Meeting frequency/location + format

Quarterly meetings – 2nd Tuesday of every third month

Held at VCC Head Office – Unit 6, 31 Dwyer Street, Gosford. Starts at 3.30pm – 5.30pm.

Refreshments provided.

February 12th, May 14th, August 13th, November 5th – National Volunteer Managers Day so our November meeting is the first Tuesday

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

Mens Interagency

About the Interagency

The primary role of the Men’s Interagency is to support service providers, organisations and professionals from various disciplines, who work with men and boys. In addition, The Men’s Interagency provides information to individuals about appropriate services and professionals, plus provides general community education and raises awareness of the issues affecting men and boys.

Meeting frequency/location + format

The Men’s Interagency is held 4 times a year in February, May, August and November between 1pm and 3:30pm. Locations vary throughout the year and we are always open to new host organisations. An agenda is distributed a few weeks prior to the meeting via our HSNET group and email. All services or community representatives are welcome to attend and no RSVP is required.

How to contact the interagency

For all enquiries regarding the Mens Interagency contact Community Council Central Coast

Phone: 4333 4401

Email: rdo@thecccc.org.au or marketing@thecccc.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

Held at Lifeline – Cary Street, Wyoming – Downstairs Rooms Starts at 9.30am – 11.30am.

Gold Coin donations for morning tea.

February 21st, April 18th, June 20th, August 15th, October 17th, December 19th (December could be moved to week earlier)

How to contact the interagency
Contact Name: Danielle Martin
Email: danielle@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 at Interrelate Offices at 40 Mann St, Gosford. The first general meeting commences on the first Thursday in February.

All services or community representatives are welcome to attend.

Focus for 2019 and or/events and projects

The CCMI also manages and participates in a number of events, chief among these being the annual Central Coast Multicultural Expo, held in October. Further, when required, encouraged, or identified as a need the CCMI develops and promotes a range of skills training that are synonymous with working with this sector of the community, an example of these being working with the CALD community on accessing and using interpreters.

How to contact the interagency

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


Phone: 4334 3877
Email: sgpcc@nsservices.com.au

Peninsular 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.

Focus for 2019 and/or events and projects

The Focus for 2019 is more group directed input into selection of speakers and meeting content.  We are also working together on a social inclusion event with Central Coast Council.

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 from 10am – 11:30am at the Uniting offices in Gosford

How to contact the interagency
Contact Name: Ryan Burrett
Phone: 4962 7700
Email: rburrett@acon.org.au

Sustainability Interagency

We promote the Central Coast as a community of sustainable business practices.

Organisations, big or small, work in isolation to grow and improve sustainability.

At the CCSC you can collaborate with like minded organisations to not only alleviate the isolation but also develop practical strategies to be implemented utilising the resources of the cluster and its network of associates to.

  1. Reduce waste and improve profitability. We have a Zero Food Waste Project, 70% Construction Material Reuse Project and are looking for new projects all the time.
  2. Engage and support the community.
  3. Make best use of their people, equipment and networks.
  4. Educate on what they are achieving.

We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 2:30 at various venues TBA. Membership is by invitation but all are welcome to attend for 3 meetings a year to see what we are about before applying for membership.

How to contact the interagency

Contact Bruce Cottrill at bcbibnbrace.com.au or on 0418823023 for more information or find us on Facebook

Website: http://ccsc.strikingly.com


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 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, 9.30am to 11.30am at Ourimbah RSL Club.

The meeting is open to all organisations and persons with an interest in the wellbeing of young people in the Central Coast LGA.

Focus for 2019 and/or events and projects

We will be working with the sector to provide training on assisting young people to access the NDIS.

How to contact the interagency
Contact Name: Convenor – Michelle Tilden – Youth Development Officer – Central Coast Council
Phone: 4304 7039
Email: ccyi@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au