News & events

Here is where you will find all the latest BCWS news and details about coming events. We also post news and events updates on our social media accounts.

Caring for Carers Group

Caring for Carers Group

12th and 26th May 2022
9:30am – 3:00pm
2 Wyatt Avenue, Burwood
Cost: FREE
Morning Tea and a light lunch will be provided, child minding available 

Caring for Carers is a hands-on FREE therapeutic group that will engage you in fun activities with Art Therapist Patti Archis. The group is designed to bring our carers much-needed respite, help connect with other like-minded community members and support emotional and physical wellbeing. 

Inspire and create your dreams on a Vision Board with your representation of ideas for future using craft. 

Paint your own Mandala of your emotions, visions and goals in full vibrant colours. 

Then we get down and get dirty with designing your own clay dream pot to manifest goals and dreams while you sleep. 

To finish off our group, we will make a Dream Catcher for your happy dreams and protect to from nightmares.
 
If you would like to attend, please call Rhonda 0423 265 349 or email info@bcw.org.au.

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Women’s Safety and Self Defence Group

Women’s Safety and Self Defence Group

Thursday 28th April 2022
9:30am –12:00pm
2 Wyatt Avenue, Burwood
Cost: FREE
Morning tea will be provided, childcare available, COVID-safe check-in is required.

In a safe, empowering and fun environment, you will get to meet other women and learn about things like effective decision making, relationship dangers, exit strategies, body language, physical self-defence and relaxation strategies. The group will be facilitated by Chris Futcher-Coles and his wonderful team. Chris strives to create a safer community for all. Chris is a White Ribbon Ambassador, Australasian Martial Arts ‘Hall of Fame’ Lifetime Achievement inductee, and was nominated Australian of the Year 2017. To book or find out more information please contact Rhonda or Hyesun on (02) 9744 1866 or email rhonda@bcw.org.au.

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April monthly eNews

April monthly eNews

Read our newsletter full of news and events, which was sent on 8th April 2022. To subscribe, use the newsletter subscription form at the bottom of this page!

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Neighbourhood Centre limited re-opening from 26th April

Neighbourhood Centre limited re-opening from 26th April

Burwood Community Welfare Service is pleased to let you know that our Neighbourhood Centre will re-opening for limited hours from Tuesday 26 April 2022 under COVID-safe practices.

The public will be able to drop in and visit us at 2 Wyatt Avenue (entrance on Weldon Street) during the following times:

  • Tuesdays 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
  • Thursdays 9.00 am to 12.00 noon 

During these hours our staff will be available to discuss your needs and how we may be of assistance.

Mask-wearing and hand sanitising will be encouraged and social distancing will be maintained.

Please note that our preference is still for booked appointments wherever possible. To book an appointment call 9744 1866 or email info@bcw.org.au

We will be constantly reviewing our opening hours over the coming months.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Special offer – stock up with these frozen meals!

Special offer – stock up with these frozen meals!

For a limited time, these meals are available to purchase for $5.50 from our Meals on Wheels team.

  • Beef and Red Wine – 340gm
  • Beef and Broccoli – 330gm
  • Naked Burger with onion gravy – 335gm
  • Chicken Cacciatore – 340gm
  • Lamb & Vegetable
  • Savoury Mince – 320gm

All meals include carbohydrates and vegetables

These meals are MICROWAVE reheat ONLY

Only while stocks last!

CONCORD OFFICE
PH: 02 9747 1135
E: delivery@bcw.org.au

STRATHFIELD OFFICE
PH: 02 8745 0086
E: mow@bcw.org.au

Support is always available

Support is always available

The following useful links and phone numbers may be able to assist you in finding support.

For financial assistance go to https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/financial-support-individuals-and-households.

If someone is seriously injured or in need of urgent medical help, or your life or property is being threatened or you have just witnessed a serious accident or crime, call 000.

For help with mental health, go to https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/mental-health-and-suicide-prevention/mental-health-and-suicide-prevention-contacts

Other contact details:

  • Beyond Blue 1300 224 636
  • Lifeline 131 114
  • Kids Helpline 1800 551 800
  • Domestic Violence Hotline 1800 65 64 63
  • Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service 1800 938 227
  • Health Direct hotline 1800 022 222
  • GriefLine 1300 845 745
  • MensLine 1300 78 99 78
  • Links to Aboriginal Organisations and services https://www.aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au/our-agency/useful-links/
  • Open Arms for Veterans and Veterans’ families 1800 011 046
  • QLife for LGTBI community members 1800 184 527
  • My Aged Care https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/
  • Dementia Support 1800 699 799
February monthly eNews

February monthly eNews

Read our newsletter full of news and events, which was sent on 31st January 2022. To subscribe, use the newsletter subscription form at the bottom of this page!

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December monthly eNews

December monthly eNews

Read our newsletter full of news and events, which was sent on 6th December 2021. To subscribe, use the newsletter subscription form at the bottom of this page!

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Where to get a COVID Test in Burwood

Where to get a COVID Test in Burwood

There are two COVID testing sites in Burwood, both offering a 24-hour-turnaround time for results:

1. Rooftop carpark Wynne Ave: The drive-through rooftop clinic is open seven days a week from 10am to 6pm, and is accessed via Wynne Avenue entrance. Look out for the clearly marked signs as you enter.

2. Meryla Street Carpark Drive-Through and Walk-In Testing Clinic: Has been scaled up to meet larger capacity and is open daily from 8am to 4pm.

We'd love to hear from you

Please contact our team at any time:

Address: 2 Wyatt Avenue Burwood NSW 2134

Phone: (02) 9744 1866
Fax: (02) 9744 0886

Email: info@bcws.org.au

We acknowledge and pay respects to the First Nations People of Australia, the land in which we live and work. We recognise the strength, resilience and capacity of Aboriginal people and pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging. 

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Hours of operation

 

Neighbourhood Centre
Tuesdays 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Thursdays 9.00am to 12.00pm

Family Support Service
Monday - Thursday
9:00am to 1:00pm
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Meals on Wheels
Concord office
Monday - Friday
9:00am to 5:00pm

Domestic Violence Service
Monday - Friday
9:00am to 5:00pm

The services provided by BCWS are proudly funded by: