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    Posted in January, 2018 

    On 8 January 2018 the Junction Neighbourhood Centre opened our doors again after a break over the holiday season. Happy new year to our community in the Randwick, Waverley and City of Sydney local government areas. We hope you had >>>

  • The JNC's end of year message

    Posted in December, 2017 

    The Junction Neighbourhood Centre – The JNC – looks back on a very satisfying  year of strengthening community and creating connections. It has been a pleasure to connect with our community this year, and we look forward to continuing this >>>

  • End of 17 years with The JNC

    Posted in December, 2017 

    The JNC recently held a farewell event for our much loved Aged and Disability Services Manager, Megan (“Meg”) Bowyer.  Meg is making a sea change, moving to NSW’s south coast after 30 years in the community services sector. For 17 >>>

  • Changes to JUSTICE OF THE PEACE availability DECEMBER 2017

    Posted in December, 2017 

    Please note: There will be NO JP AT THE JNC on Friday 8 December 2017. We will still be offering JP services on Friday 15 December and Friday 22 December at the usual time: 10am-12pm Our address is Shop 2 >>>

  • WORK FOR THE JNC! New opportunity

    Posted in November, 2017 

    Come and work with the Junction Neighbourhood Centre. We are recruiting an Aged Services Manager for an interim position- see our Staff Vacancies page.


    Posted in November, 2017 

    Everyone was smiling on Friday 24 November 2017 at The Junction Neighbourhood Centre’s Family Fun Day. Thanks to our partners, The Benevolent Society, WEAVE, Randwick Council and participating organisations like Kingsford Legal Centre, NSW Fire Brigade and NSW Police, and >>>

  • Put Stress Less Tips into practice!

    Posted in October, 2017 

    This October is Mental Health Month. The theme is “Share the Journey”. The JNC has put together a fun calendar for the community with a focus on social connections. Meet someone new, try something new and put this month’s Stress Less Tips into practice.    >>>

  • Volunteer Voices of The JNC 1: Ann

    Posted in January, 2017 

    To celebrate the contributions of our JNC volunteers we have started a new interview series called Volunteer Voices of The JNC. Each month The JNC will interview one of our volunteers to find a little more about what motivates them to >>>

  • Happy Holidays: Closure dates & Emergency Assistance this Christmas

    Posted in December, 2016 

    The JNC team would like to wish all of our volunteers, clients, partners, staff and stakeholders a very happy holiday season and the very best for 2017. Together we have achieved many successes in 2016 and we look forward to >>>

  • Moments in Time Book Launch

    Posted in November, 2016 

    It is not long now until the Randwick Creative Writing Group share their talents with the rest of us. On Wednesday the 30th November at 12.30pm at the Margaret Martin Library in Randwick they will launch their newest book “Moments >>>

  • Employment Skills For Migrants Expo in Randwick

    Posted in November, 2016 

    There are lots of reasons to come to the annual Employment Skills For Migrants Expo in Randwick.  You can chat to professionals from corporate, social enterprise and government agencies, access  information on volunteering, education and training, how to start your own business and >>>

  • Raising Grandchildren Information Expo

    Posted in October, 2016 

    Are you a Grandparent or Carer raising your grandchildren? Do yo do this full or part time, formally or informally? Then come along to a FREE Information Expo. Local services have partnered to design an expo just for grandparents or carers raising their grandchildren. Raising grandchildren can >>>

  • Feel Good Fete

    Posted in September, 2016 

    This October is Mental Health Month. The theme is “Learn and Grow”. The JNC has teamed up with Hope Uniting Church to host the first ever Feel Good Fete during the school holidays. Families, teens, children, carers, volunteers and those who work teens and people, can >>>

  • NAIDOC Week Forum Discussion

    Posted in June, 2016 

    Welcome to a NAIDOC Week Forum Discussion! We will be screening “The Sapphires” at each of our three centres. The film tells the true and courageous story of four Aboriginal singers, from an Aboriginal mission, during the Vietnam War. Afterwards you will >>>

  • 2 hour Art Workshops in Bondi Junction

    Posted in June, 2016 

    Two x 2 hour Art Workshops Expressing oneself can be difficult to verbalise at times. Join us and explore your feelings through creativity at our friendly art workshops. We have engaged a highly experienced volunteer Art Facilitator, Teresa Castellanos, to lead the Art Workshops. >>>

  • Community Meditation Program

    Posted in June, 2016 

    Enjoy the benefits of meditation with meditation & yoga practitioner Faith Agugu. The Randwick local explains that we are told it is a good thing to care for others and put other people’s needs before our own. Though this is very honourable, Faith >>>

  • Linda Deutsch interviewed for Wentworth Courier

    Posted in May, 2016 

    On page 17. of the current issue of the Wentworth Courier you will discover an inspiring interview with JNC volunteer, Linda Deutsch. For over two years Linda has been contributing her time and skills as an English Conversation Volunteer at our >>>

  • Come Meet Your Neighbourhood

    Posted in May, 2016 

    Come meet your neighbourhood! Step out onto new paths with others of similar interests. Discover a range of activities you can participate in. Meet others. Make new friends. Find out what’s on for local people over 65 living in their homes and/or with a >>>

  • Cafe Tuesday - reconnecting Aboriginal women with support

    Posted in April, 2016 

    At times we all need support. But what do we do when we find it hard to reach out to services? For many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women this is a challenge. To support local women, to reconnect with >>>

  • Parenting Program: Bilingualism Workshop for Parents and Carers

    Posted in April, 2016 

    The South Randwick Community Hub Partnership is excited to offer parents and carers a free workshop on bilingualism. Australia is proud of its cultural diversity. Many of us speak more than one language. We would like our children to be able >>>

  • NSW Seniors Festival Expo in Maroubra

    Posted in March, 2016 

    The NSW Seniors Festival Expo in Maroubra is designed to provide you with lots of information to help you Grow Young! In keeping with this year’s theme, you will have the opportunity to learn, be inspired and be free. You will walk >>>

  • Anxiety Relief through Naam Yoga Course

    Posted in March, 2016 

    Would you like to learn quick, easy and simple techniques to help with managing anxiety? Join us for an hour of free yoga and meditation that will allow you to relax and release tension. Through this four week Naam Yoga course >>>

  • Parenting Program just for men: Men Who Father

    Posted in March, 2016 

    MEN WHO FATHER Are you a male in a caring role? Are you a dad, grandfather, friend or family member caring for a child or children? Then we have the ideal parenting program just for men. Men Who Father is >>>

  • Art Workshops for the Community

    Posted in March, 2016 

    Two x 2 hour Art Workshops Expressing oneself can be difficult to verbalise at times. Join us and explore your feelings through creativity at our friendly art workshops. We have engaged a highly experienced volunteer Art Facilitator, Teresa Castellanos, to lead the Art Workshops.  >>>

  • Remembering Grigory Gertskis

    Posted in March, 2016 

    Today we remember Grigory Gertskis who was part of the Aged and Disability Team for three and half years. Grigory was a Social Support Worker delivering services to the frail aged and people living with a disability in the Randwick >>>

  • Consumer Directed Care Workshop

    Posted in February, 2016 

    Controlling My Own Life: Making the most of Consumer Directed Care Consumer Directed Care gives individual consumers more control over the kind of assistance they receive with basic living tasks in their homes.  This workshop is designed to inform older >>>

  • Breaking Down Depression & Building Resilience Workshop

    Posted in December, 2015 

    We all experience periods when we feel low and a bit depressed. But how do we know if this is more serious or when to seek support? The JNC is offering a free one hour workshop “Breaking Down Depression and >>>

  • Happy Holidays

    Posted in December, 2015 

    We would like to wish you a festive season and Happy New Year. We trust that you will stay safe and connected over the break. It has been a wonderful year of activities, groups, outings and services. We look forward to >>>

  • International Volunteer Day - Interviews

    Posted in December, 2015 

    To celebrate International Volunteer Day, Saturday 5th December 2015, The JNC would like to acknowledge and thank all of our volunteers for their time, input and commitment. We interviewed three of our JNC volunteers to capture their unique volunteering experiences. >>>

  • Searching for Common Ground - Book Launch

    Posted in November, 2015 

    “The Art of Creative Writing” launched their poignant and moving new book ‘Searching for Common Ground’ last  Tuesday at The Hope Uniting Church. The group has worked hard with facilitator Estelle Rozinski, who is also an Adult Literacy Teacher. Every piece engages >>>

  • JNC Volunteer Wins Community Service Award

    Posted in November, 2015 

    On Thursday 19th of November the Annual Community Service Awards and the Vi Robbins Award for Volunteer of the Year award, was held at the Alf Kay Eastlakes Community Centre in Eastlakes. These awards provide an opportunity for the community to thank >>>

  • JNC AGM 2015

    Posted in November, 2015 

    The JNC AGM 2015 celebrated another year of quality service delivery and good governance as reflected in the JNC Annual Report. With great attendance from partners, local services, clients, members, management committee, staff and volunteers, many commented on the positive energy of >>>

  • Official Opening of New Bondi Junction Centre

    Posted in November, 2015 

    JNC welcomed the move to new premises located in the heart of Bondi Junction, adjacent to Clementson Park. With over 45 people braving the ominous weather, the official opening set a positive tone of the future goals of the JNC to continue >>>

  • Eastern Sydney Ageing Well Expo - Randwick

    Posted in October, 2015 

    Randwick City Council and Inner Sydney Regional Council proudly presents the Eastern Sydney Ageing Well Expo. The EXPO will showcase a variety of support services that support older people to remain living independently in their own home and connected to their local community. >>>

  • Morning Tea - Mental Health Month

    Posted in October, 2015 

    Come and join others for a delicious morning tea as part of Mental Health month. You can chat with others and discover new activities and and fun outings we offer to assist with your mental well being. We run a >>>

  • Community Kitchen: Cooking Classes for Parents & Carers

    Posted in October, 2015 

    We are excited to share our brand new Community Kitchen cooking classes. They are free to parents and carers and a great opportunity to socialise with others while learning how to cook new meals. Two facilitators will guide you through recipes that >>>

  • Holiday Fun Day

    Posted in September, 2015 

    Looking for the perfect FREE family outing this school holidays? The South Randwick Community Hub partnership is running a Holiday Fun Day on Tuesday 22nd September from 10.30am to 12.30pm. There will be: * Activities, sports and crafts for children >>>

  • VAST Training Service: New Training Calendar

    Posted in July, 2015 

    VAST Training Services have released a brand new VAST Aged Care & Disability Services Training Calendar. It is packed with workshops and training sessions to specifically meet the needs of staff, volunteers, managers and board members of Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) funded >>>

  • FREE Parenting Programs: Jul – Dec 2015

    Posted in July, 2015 

    Through the South Randwick Community Hub Partnership, JNC Family Programs is excited to offer a range of practical and useful FREE parenting programs in the local area. All parents and carers are welcome. If you’re a Dad, Grandad or in male parenting >>>

  • NAIDOC Week Events 2015

    Posted in July, 2015 

    Cities and towns across Australia are buzzing with events to celebrate NAIDOC Week in 2015. The Eastern Suburbs are no different. With so many accessible events on close to your home, we thought we would compile a list to get you >>>

  • The Father Connection

    Posted in June, 2015 

    The Father Connection is a sector forum to tackle the challenges of connecting with those in a “father” role. Times are changing as we are all aware and the term “family” has broadened. Along with this, the “father” role now encompasses a >>>

  • Ready For School - Thurs 4th June

    Posted in May, 2015 

    Are you planning to send your child to school next year? Are you sure they are ready to start “big school”? We are hosting a Ready for School information session to help you answer these exact questions. Parents and carers >>>

  • Walk Randwick Parks - Social Community Group

    Posted in May, 2015 

    There is something about a long leisurely walk, it soothes the soul and calms the mind. Just soaking up the natural surrounds of ocean or greenery and beautiful trees in park lands brings a smile to one’s face. The JNC >>>

  • Give It a Go - JNC opens it's doors...

    Posted in May, 2015 

    EXPLORE OUR SERVICES, EXPERIENCE NEW ACTIVITIES On Tuesday 12th May at 10.30 – 2pm, The JNC is opening its doors to the public for a fun day of activities, information, light refreshments and entertainment. “Give It a Go” will be held >>>

  • The JNC is on Facebook

    Posted in May, 2015 

    The JNC is excited to announce that we are now on Facebook. Please ‘like us” to stay in touch with the latest news and whats on offer for volunteers, service users, carers, families, individuals, HACC staff and the community at >>>

  • The JNC 40th Birthday celebration

    Posted in May, 2015 

    JNC recently celebrated its 40th Birthday with staff, management committee, clients, volunteers, local government officials, local members of Parliament and other special guests. Following an inspiring Welcome to Country by local Aboriginal elder, Vic Simms, speeches were made by JNC’s >>>