Women


The Female Condom Bundle offer is back!

The Female Condom is an internal condom about 15 centimetres long with rings at both the top and bottom.

The inner ring is enclosed and inserted inside the vagina towards the cervix (similar to inserting a tampon) and the muscular walls of the vagina hold this ring in place. The outer ring sits outside the vagina and covers the vulva which prevents the condom from being fully pushed inside the vagina.

The internal condom is latex free and made from polyurethane or nitrile. Another benefit of nitrile is that it can be used with all types of lubricants. Unlike other forms of female contraception, such as The Pill, the internal condom offers physical protection against Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) as well as unplanned pregnancies.

If you already stock male (external)condoms at your service, consider adding female (internal) Condoms to complement what you currently make available to your clients.

The Female Condom Bundle Offer for your service!

Delivery of 40 internal condoms (more available if required) along with an O-Cube which is designed to demonstrate how the internal condom is used (pictured above) & an optional ten minute “How To” on Zoom with our Health Promotion Officer Naomi Viret, during business hours Monday-Thursday.   



Women

Wanting to learn some new cooking skills, learn how to plan meals, how to budget, eat seasonally, connect with others over a delicious meal?

Come along to Cook Chill Chat facilitated by Healthy Cities Illawarra, a weekly 3 hour cooking and social group that goes for 8 sessions beginning Thursday the 20th of October, from 10:30am-1:30pm.

But make sure you get in quick–this popular group books up fast!!!


Women


Women’s Return to Work Program

Applications for the 2022 Return to Work Program are now open.

The Return to Work Program (the Program) is for women who have been unemployed for 30 days or more and intend to return to work within 6 months. 

The Program supports women through the development of a Return to Work Plan which may include the provision of funding to buy goods and services that will help reduce barriers to finding employment.

A Return to Work Coordinator will help participants develop a plan to find employment including linking them to a range of NSW Government support services. 

As part of the program, one-off grants of up to $5,000 will be made available to eligible women to purchase approved goods and services such as:

  • education and training
  • support material for courses
  • work necessities such as specialist clothing, equipment, IT
  • transportation costs
  • childcare/respite.

Funding is limited and priority will be given to eligible:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
  • women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • women living in regional, rural and remote areas (beyond Greater Sydney)
  • women living with disability
  • women who are refugees
  • women over 50 years of age
  • young women leaving out-of-home care
  • women who are carers (provide care to another person who lives with a disability, medical condition, mental illness, or is frail and aged)
  • women who are victim-survivors of domestic and family violence.

To find out more about the Program and to apply, visit: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/services/business-industries-and-employment/get-

Alternatively, call 13 77 88