Working from home is the new normal during COVID-19.

‘When Coronavirus changed the way we work …my heart sank….it sank because of the realisation that I would have to share the home office space with not just my other half, but also my adult son with a disability. As I left the work office for the last time I was overheard saying, “my husband will be lucky if I …

Anzac Day 2020

Anzac Day 2020 was a different ‘kettle of fish’ for many of us this year.  The last time official Anzac Day services were not held was in 1919 due to the Spanish Flu. When the community and locals suggested that we could commemorate differently and invoke the spirit of Anzac Day with a driveway remembrance this year, in a bid …

What are you doing this weekend?

CCNB want to help you Stay Well and Stay Connected and we have the solution for you from the comfort of your own home. Have you ever thought about doing a virtual tour somewhere you have never visited, or to visit a zoo on the other side of the world or maybe you fancy visiting some famous landmarks you have …

Is it still okay for the care worker to visit me?

From the CCNB Stay Well, Stay Connected Team People with disability, older people and their carers are wanting to know if it’s still okay for a care worker to visit their home. In some instances, there is little choice so here are some things you should know.  The World Health Organisation is still learning about this disease, so changes in …

School Holiday helpful links

We have all had to adapt somehow, maybe working from home or having the kids home doing online school work….but now with the school holidays what can the kids do at home to pass the time? Take a look at these useful links, there is something there hopefully for everyone. Virtual Tours Google Earth. All sorts of incredible learning here …

Laughter is the best medicine!

Living with hoarding disorder has it’s challenges. Sometimes challenges bring loads of funny stories that people who acquire like to share. Jane (name has been changed) is a local woman who has been living with hoarding disorder for many years. Aisha, CCNB’s specialist Hoarding Advisor connected with Jane to complete a Stay Well Stay Connected Plan – aimed at supporting …

Listen, nod and don’t be afraid to smile.

CCNB provides information, advice and guidance, to people who are often at one of the most vulnerable times in their lives. Our new virtual model challenged our experienced practitioners who pre-empted that showing empathy over the telephone or through a screen is just not the same. Maybe so, but when I was speaking to Laura last week, it reminded me …

Who will you stay home for?

With everything going on with Coronavirus, it’s a lot to take in. Many of us may feel confused, anxious or scared…and in isolation, some of us don’t know what to do with ourselves without our normal routines. It’s perfectly normal to be feeling any of these things. I know…I too have just finished 14 days quarantine in my own home, …

CCNB Essential Home Pack Delivery

Stay Well, Stay Connected is CCNB’s local response to the global pandemic. Mobilising the community to provide care to people who need it first has been our focus. We partnered with the Rydges Parramatta, got advice from a dietician and purchased items for a CCNB Essential Home Pack. Our volunteers were ready to go and we delivered our first Essential …

CCNB Update from our CEO

At this uncertain time, CCNB is determined to support you. We will always lead with kindness, compassion and our focus will be to deliver practical support, at the right time. CCNB has not closed its doors. In fact, we have ramped up our service delivery. Over the next few week your CCNB Care Coordinator will contact you to ensure your services …

COVID-19 (corona virus) scams

CCNB are aware that with the current situation scammers are taking advantage of the spread of coronavirus to exploit and play on the fears of consumers across Australia. Please be aware that scammers are doing things such as falsely selling coronavirus-related products online, and using fake emails or text messages to try and obtain personal data. Other scams include phishing …

International Women’s Day

CCNB staff had morning tea to celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March) which is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Supporting Communities Affected by the Bushfires

The CCNB community is standing in solidarity with communities impacted by the fires. Many of our customers, staff, volunteers are already involved in the efforts to support communities at this point in time. Many people want to help but are unsure how to do that. Below are a list of ways you can help at this point in time. From …

CCNB Annual General Meeting – Celebrating 25 Years of Community

On Monday 25th November we held our 2019 Annual General Meeting at Long Reef Golf Club, as part of the event we celebrated 25 years of service to our community. Thank you to the 80+ people who attended on the day and shared in the celebration. Peter Kenyon’s exceptionally relevant presentation on community development was well received as was his …

Peter Kenyon – Asset Based Community Development Workshop 2019

Thank you to all that attended Peter Kenyon’s Workshop in November 2019. We received positive feedback about the session and requests to share information from the workshop. Bringing Community Assets to Life – CCNB’s Approach to Community Building CCNB believes that the answer to any challenge lies with community. If we all just care enough, know how to connect and …

Precious Breath Festival Saturday 2nd November 2019

We were thrilled with the success of The Precious Breath Festival on Saturday 2nd November at Avalon Bowlo. ​ The day was an outdoor celebration of life, a collaboration with great conversations for the Northern Beaches community to support positive mental health. A big thank you to the bands that played on the day –  Amish Tech Support, The Ginger …

Legacy Art Project

Legacy Art Project brings people, their memories and future together. CCNB led a Project using Art as a connector. This is what happened……  Dear Juliane and Cate, I think the residents at RSL Lifecare who were involved in the Legacy Art Project may remember our presence in the space provided for art activities for a short while, but the degree …

CCNB Graduate Program

Established in 1994, CCNB is known and respected as the Northern Sydney region’s largest, non-denominational, community led and operated organisation. We know that strong and healthy communities support people to get the most out of life. That’s why we invest in our communities and lead initiatives that grow and develop our community connections. CCNB launched a Graduate Program earlier in …