S&K Interagency Alert – 18 April 2013

Free Music at Shellharbour Library

Do you love music? Well did you know that by being a member of Shellharbour City Libraries, you get FREE access to Freegal Music!

Freegal Music is the Sony Music catalogue and by being a library member you can download three tracks per week. How great is that! Best of all, it’s yours to keep forever (or until you decide to delete it)…

Below is Freegal’s latest newsletter for you check out. If you’re not a library member, don’t panic because joining is so simple. Please feel free to contact any of our branches and we’d be only to happy to sign you up!

You can access freegal from the library website at www.shellharbour.nsw.gov.au/libraries

Volunteer Grants Funding Opens

Community organisations have the opportunity to apply for funding of up to $5,000 through  The Grants can be used to buy much needed equipment or to assist volunteers with fuel costs, training courses and compulsory background checks.

Applications for Volunteer Grants 2013 are open online until April 24 5pm AEST.

TITLE: Volunteer Grants funding opens | Social Inclusion
PORTFOLIO: Prime Minister and Cabinet
URL: http://www.socialinclusion.gov.au/news/volunteer-grants-funding-opens

The Talk

We have a few places left at The Talk on Tuesday 14th May Worrigee House Nowra.

This workshop provides participants with current information on sexual health including HIV, STIs and healthy relationships.

It has been designed for people working in the voluntary, youth and community sector who deal with sexual health issues, or who have a general interest in the area.

To register please click on the link on the attached flyer. Flyer The Talk Nowra 13

Changes in opening hours of some Department of Human Services Offices in the Illawarra

The Department of Human Services is making changes to the operating hours of some service centres in order to provide more efficient and consistent service delivery for citizens across the country.

From 29 April 2013, the Department will commence aligning hours from 8.30am to 4.30pm in most service centres that do not already operate with these hours. Corrimal Centrelink Service Centre , Dapto Centrelink Service Centre and the Shellharbour Centrelink Service Centre’s opening hours will change to 8.30am – 4.30pm on 29 April 2013. These opening hours will align with Wollongong (Centrelink and Medicare) and Warrawong (Centrelink and Medicare) Service Centres which currently open between 8.30am and 4.30pm. Shellharbour Medicare Service Centre will still open between 9am and 5pm.

The Department has implemented a number of ways that people can do their Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support business without the need to attend a service centre. Many of these alternatives are available 24/7. Alternative service options include self service channels such as (mobile apps, internet and Interactive Voice Response). Customers can also call one of the Department’s Smart Centres where they can talk to a staff member for the cost of a local call. The Department has also implemented a “place in queue” call back system where you can choose to receive a return call rather than waiting on the phone.

Please contact me if you would like any further information or if you have any questions.
Gail Roland, Department of Human Services
A/g Region Manager Illawarra, Southern NSW
42514462  0403 296 840