Registrations are now open for the FIRST STEP PROGRAM BUS TOUR -14th November

BusRegistrations are now open for the for the First Sep Program Bus Tour.

First Step Program is a blood borne virus prevention service In the Illawarra and Shoalhaven area. The service provides clean injecting equipment, free condoms as well as support and referrals in all matters of health and welfare including detox and rehabilitation. It is a free and confidential service.  They also provide outreach services and education on HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis A, B and C and waste management of used syringes to individuals and groups.

The tour will be held on Tuesday 14th November departing at 10am sharp from First Step Program, Port Kembla Hospital, Fairfax Road, Warrawong and concludes with lunch at 12.45pm.


9.45am          Meeting at First Step Program, Port Kembla Hospital, Fairfax Road, Warrawong. Parking is available on Fairfax Road and Cowper Street and surrounding side streets

10.00am        Depart for Hill 60, Port Kembla

10.45am        The Wollongong Hospital Automatic Dispensing Machine

11.15am        Rawson Street Centre, Wollongong site visit

11.45am        Darcy House-Secondary outlet site visit

12.15pm        Warilla Community Health Centre

12.45pm        Return for lunch at Darcy House

Click here to register.

NDIS for Community Workers

870e699fef03b9b146adc342771f74f9This webinar discusses who qualifies for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) assistance and the type of support a person is eligible for, appeal rights and challenging decisions of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
The target audience is community workers and other service providers who have contact with people with disability.
There is assumed basic knowledge about the disability sector in NSW. Disclaimer Law Webinars are intended as a general guide to the law.
You should not rely on them as legal advice and we recommend that you talk to a lawyer about any particular situations.
The information is correct at the time of broadcasting, but it may change. If you need more legal help, contact LawAccess NSW on 1300 888 529.
The webinar is on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM, further details can be found on the registration page.


On The Couch- Performance & Image Enhancing Drug (PIED) Use

Drug & Alcohol Services have now added a NEWS & EVENTS page to our website. This will help ensure training opportunities are more easily accessible for and up-dated for you!

1.00-3.00pm on Thursday 26thth October 2017
at the Nan Tien Institute Unanderra (not the Nan Tien temple).

On the Couch aims to get up close and personal with a panel of speakers who will be hosted by facilitator Cornelia Graf from the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Drug & Alcohol unit.

Guest speakers on the panel will be:

  • Jenny Iversen from the Kirby Institute who has worked in the harm reduc-tion sector since the early 1990s.
  • Julie Page from Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District. PIED users are a growing population in the Penrith area, comprising of more than 30% of the client visits at the Needle & Syringe Program.
  • Dr Eva Jackson Clinical Director and Staff Specialist who is currently the Head of the Sexual Health Department for Nepean Hospital.

To register:

Di Woods Health Education Officer
Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD Drug And Alcohol The Orana Centre, 2 Rawson St Wollongong 2500 Tel 02 4254 2760 | Fax | Mob 0401 718 469 |