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.

BCWS eNews September 2020

BCWS eNews September 2020

Welcome to our first quarterly eNews. We look forward to sharing news and events with our wonderful community on a more regular basis. We also encourage you to keep in touch, and explore our services on our website or on social media.

Click here to read the newsletter, discover the latest news from the team at BCWS and what’s coming up on the next few months.

You can also subscribe to receive our quarterly eNews using the “subscribe” box at the bottom of the page.

Thanks to Ecstra

Thanks to Ecstra

Ecstra’s Response and Recovery grant came at the right time and has bolstered our remote capabilities so we can continue to positively impact vulnerable communities during restrictions brought on by COVID-19.

Freebies for volunteers

Freebies for volunteers

We would like to acknowledge all the wonderful work that volunteers do. Our team has prepared some simple eLearning courses which can be completed in your own time and are designed to help you improve your skills and knowledge.

There are three courses to choose from. Simply follow the link and click the “PLAY” button on the course of your choice.

Let us know how you go!

  1. A Healthy You – Understanding Self
  2. Food Safety
  3. Diversity and Culture in Healthcare
Work Opportunities for Women (WOW)

Work Opportunities for Women (WOW)

This free course will be starting in mid-October 2020 at the Neighbourhood Centre. A mini course by TAFE NSW tailored exclusively for women to help them build new skills and confidence to get back to work or start a business. To learn more, please email info@bcw.org.au or call 02 97441 866.

Get Online Week

Get Online Week

This year’s theme is ‘Now’s the time to get online and BCWS will be hosting a Morning Tea on Wednesday 21st October for anyone over 50 years old who needs help to understand how to get online. To find out more, please call 02 9744 1866 or email info@bcw.org.au. If you feel confident navigating the internet and using your device, why not show a friend or loved one how to do it too! There are several things you can do to show someone the benefits of getting online and help them to learn new skills. Click here for some tips from Good things Foundation Australia 

Tax help

Tax help

Available until the end of October on Fridays between 11:00am and 4:00pm at the Neighbourhood Centre. To book an appointment, please call 02 9744 1866 or email info@bcw.org.au

School holiday workshops by the Story Factory. 

School holiday workshops by the Story Factory. 

Over two, 2-hour workshops led by Story Factory,  students will investigate the challenges, the unexpected joys, the boredom, worries and hopes of these unusual times. “We’re Writing to Say – An Anthology of Young Voices” will be held over two consecutive Thursdays, 1st and 8th October, from 10am to 12pm at the Neighbourhood Centre. Limited places! Click here to find out more. To book your place, please call 02 9744 1866 or email cm@bcws.org.au.

Mini Garden project

Mini Garden project

Spring is here and we are starting a Mini Garden project at the Neighbourhood Centre. We are currently seeking volunteers to help bring the project to life. If you can help, please contact our team on info@bcw.org.au.  

In the meantime, enjoy this read from the Royal Botanical Gardens: Seven elements of a sensory garden 

After the Storm

After the Storm

After the Storm is a 6 week self-empowerment program for women who have left an abusive relationship. The next program commences October 2020. Please contact Cheryl on 02 9744 1866 or email cheryl@bcw.org.au

Connection in a safe and supportive environment with a group who can relate to your experience

Practical Information about the legal system, family mediation and financial support

Learning about the dynamics of abuse and strategies for self-care.

Click here to find out more.

GambleAware Week

GambleAware Week

This year, Gamble Aware Week will take place 19 – 25 October 2020.

GambleAware week is an annual initiative to increase awareness of gambling and gambling related harm in the NSW community.

It is an opportunity to increase the community’s understanding of risky gambling behaviour, encourage gamblers and their loved ones to recognise when gambling may place them at risk of harm and provide information on practical ways to keep their gambling under control.

BCWS works to raise awareness of the harm gambling can cause and will be actively promoting GambleAware Week. Stay tuned for more information from the Office of Responsible Gambling.

Free Fitness Camps

Free Fitness Camps

Free Fitness Camp! Open to all members of the public, sessions are available at 7am every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during school terms. Activities include Active Yoga and Active X Training. This activity is proudly funded by Government NSW through My Community Project.  Click here for more information and to view the timetable

We'd love to hear from you

Please contact our team at any time:

Address: 2 Wyatt Avenue Burwood NSW 2134
Postal address: PO Box 42 Enfield NSW 2136

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

Email: info@bcw.org.au

Our team acknowledges that we meet and work on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders — past, present and future.

Hours of operation

 

Neighbourhood Centre
Monday - Thursday
9:00am to 1:00pm
2:00pm to 5:00pm

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

Meals on Wheels
Monday - Friday
9:00am to 1:00pm
2:00pm to 5:00pm 

Domestic Violence Service
Monday - Friday
9:00am to 1:00pm
2:00pm to 5:00pm

The services provided by BCWS are proudly funded by: