Sussex Inlet Foundation for Community Development Inc.
* * * The Neighbourhood Centre * * *
161-163 Jacobs Drive, Sussex Inlet, NSW, 2540 Phone 02-4441 2003
|Patrons: - B. O'Connell & J. Natt
Life Members: - Alan & Enid Beasley, Kay Cunningham and Jill Simpson
- Our Aims
- The Sussex Inlet Foundation for Community Development Inc. is known as the Sussex Inlet Neighbourhood Centre. It provides a variety of services for the communities of Sussex, Swanhaven, Cudmirrah and Berrara. These services are available to anyone in the community.
- Equipment Hire Service
- We hire out wheelchairs, shower chairs and commodes. The cost is $5.00 per week with a deposit of $50.
To hire any of our items just telephone our office on 4441 2003 between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday to Friday or call at our office which is located at the first roundabout as you enter town.
- Medical Bus
The medical bus takes people for their medical, welfare, chemotherapy and radiatation appointments on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (mornings only), Thursday and Friday. On Wednesday afternoon we take people to Doctors and shopping in Sussex Inlet.
The medical bus covers any welfare services - visiting family members in hospital, banks, Centrelink, solicitors etc. We arrange transport to doctors in Wollongong and Sydney.
- Telecall Service
- We have a telecall service that rings people seven days a week, there is no criteria for this service if anyone thinks they would like to have this service just contact the centre.
- Frail Aged Evergreens Group
- Our frail aged Evergreens group meets every alternate Wednesday. They are picked up by the bus, provided with varied activities, served
a hot lunch and then driven home.
- Craft Group
- Craft meets every Wednesday morning from 9.30 a.m. - 12 noon.
- Cancer Support Group
- The cancer support group meets every second Friday of each month at 1O a.m. to discuss education and self motivation.
- Diabetic Support Group
- The diabetic support group meets every fourth Friday of each month at 9.3O a.m.
- Centrelink Access
- We are an access centre for Centrelink where people can obtain pamphlets, use the phone which is a direct line to Centrelink and fax forms to Centrelink Nowra instead of going in to Nowra.
- The neighbourhood centre is open and manned by lady volunteers from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday to Friday.
- About Our History
A link to a short history which explains how this Centre started and developed.
- Photo Gallery
- A link to several photos of our building and bus.
The centre is run entirely by volunteers.
The centre is NOT GOVERNMENT FUNDED, we receive a small subsidy to run the medical bus.
We rely on people becoming members of the Foundation and also donations from people and organisations.
The committee meets monthly.
Apart from our services there are also other organisations that use our building for their meetings.
- Home Care.
- Djembe Drumming
- Carer Drop In.
- Tax Help.
- Essential Personnell.
For further information contact the coordinators Jill Simpson or Kay Cunningham on 4441 2003.
All above information as per last advice from the Neighbourhood Centre, May 2017.