COVID-19 (coronavirus) community support resources

Last updated on 1 April 2020

 

This is a difficult and unprecedented time for our community and Council is particularly mindful of people who are most vulnerable and isolated. We understand the uncertainty of the time ahead and will continue to work to serve and support our community as much as we can.

Below is a list of community support resources currently available:

 

Meals on Wheels

The Crows Nest Centre will continue to provide a Meals on Wheels to North Sydney Local Government Area residents. For more information on how to access this service please contact the Crows Nest Centre on (02) 9439 5122.

 

Linen Service

The Crows Nest Centre will continue to provide a Linen Service to North Sydney and Mosman Local Government Area residents. Some changes to the way the service is delivered may be required to maintain government guidelines and recommendations. For more information on how to access this service please contact the Crows Nest Centre on (02) 9439 5122.

 

Shopping Assistance

If you have difficulty using public transport, do not drive, live alone or are physically challenged, the Crows Nest Centre can assist you with shopping. Services are offered in these ways:

  • Assisted Shopping Bus - Door to door service with the assistance of friendly, dedicated volunteers providing individualised support as required.
  • Home Delivery - Simply phone the Shopping Coordinator with your shopping list, and one of our dedicated volunteers will place your order and it will be delivered right to your door.

For more information please contact: Johanna Lawrence Transport Coordinator on (02) 9437 7503 or socialsupport@crowsnestcentre.org.au

 

Community Centres

The following centres are closed, but staff will respond by phone or email:

 

Early Childhood Health Centres

The Child and Family Health Centres/Early Childhood Health Centres run by NSW Health from Council facilities in Crows Nest and Cremorne remain open. 

 

Family Day Care Scheme

This program is continuing and is supported by Council to maintain safe work practices for themselves, their families and the children under their care. For more information on the Family Day Care Scheme please call Council on (02) 9936 8100.

 

Youth Services

Planet X Youth Centre will continue to operate from Tuesday to Friday between the hours of 12pm and 6pm and Saturday between 1pm and 5pm. Additional cleaning and sanitation of the centre is occurring daily and hand sanitiser is available to those attending. Planet X is maintaining practices around social distancing.

 

Housing and Homelessness

We will continue to support and provide housing advice and information to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. If you are worried about yourself or someone you know please contact Council on (02) 9936 8100. If you need immediate housing assistance call Link 2 Home on 1800 152 152.

 

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Posted on 1 April 2020

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