We provide information, referrals and assistance to individuals and their families at the office section of Engadine Community Centre with the help of local volunteers and funding from Sutherland Shire Council and NSW Department of Communities & Justice (DCJ), including:
INFORMATION, ADVICE & REFERRALS FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES - Our Building Communities Coordinator works weekdays only [Mon-Thurs], but please make an appointment, if you can, to discuss complex issues. Information about Toy Library, playgroups and all other local services are available anytime the centre is open.
PHOTOCOPYING & EMAIL SERVICE - Our volunteers assist anytime with document production in colour/black & white copies, binding, laminating and email, for a small fee.
DIABETES SHARPS DISPOSAL SERVICE - ECS provides a free sharps disposal service for insulin dependent persons. Sharps include finger prickers or blood glucose lancets, syringes, pen needles and needles used to insert insulin pump tubing. Your used sharps must be disposed of in a strong puncture proof container, or a strong plastic container or bottle which has a secure lid.
JP SERVICE - Documents can be signed by a Justice of the Peace service on Thursdays [10:00am - 1:00pm] and 2nd and 4th Saturdays [10:00am - 12:00pm]. Appointments are necessary on 9520 7022 the day before.
COMPUTERS FOR SENIORS - Bring your own device for individual lessons on Monday mornings [1 hour each in 4wk blocks] for a small fee. Appointments are essential on 9520 7022.
INFORMATION ABOUT AGED CARE - Our Aged Services Coordinator works part-time, so it's best to make an appointment to discuss complex issues or ECS services. Contacts for all other local services are available anytime the centre is open, plus our centre coordinator can answer questions about your aged care options on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month [9:00am - 12:00pm].
ENQUIRIES ABOUT VOLUNTEERING AT ECS - Someone can assist at most times, but appointments may be necessary when the centre is busy. The centre is also open on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month [9:00am - 12:00pm] for those who can't visit during the week.
TAX HELP - Free service in partnership with the ATO, for eligible people who did not:
- work as a contractor, for example a contract cleaner or taxi driver
- run a business, including as a sole trader
- have partnership or trust matters
- sell shares or an investment property
- own a rental property
- have capital gains tax
- receive royalties
- receive distributions from a trust, other than a managed fund
- receive foreign income, other than a foreign pension or annuity