SydWest Multicultural Services

SydWest Multicultural Services provides and connects people from all cultures to services that meet individual, family and social needs to achieve the ultimate goal of creating self-sufficient, capable and valuable members of Australian society. We focus specifically on people most in need such as humanitarian entrants, refugees, people with disabilities, seniors, youth and children, during initial periods of settlement as well as in other critical times.

Linking People with Jobs

warehouse training with Richard Olorenshaw

SydWest has recently teamed up with Marist Youth Care to provide practical warehouse training to migrants and new arrivals. The program gives students a Statement of Attainment as a pathway to further training and also links them with potential employers including IKEA.

Tailored Support for Men 

The Settlement & Beyond division of SydWest offers ongoing and one-off support sessions and activities for refugee, humanitarian entrant and migrant men in Sydney’s greater west. Please click here for details about upcoming events. For news on the division’s tailored support for women please click here.

Supporting healthy living 

diabetes awareness program

Western Sydney residents attend a Diabetes Awareness session in Mt Druitt for Diabetes Awareness Week. Hosted by SydWest, in partnership with WestWest, this session forms part of our ongoing health program designed to assist new migrants to access existing preventative health initiatives.

CALD Early Intervention Family Support Services: Families NSW

 

Participants in the Blacktown Multicultural Playgroup - one of our many women’s support groups and playgroups for families. SydWest’s CALD Early Intervention Family Support Services assists parents expecting a baby, and families with children up to eight years of age.  Please click here to view new images for our supported playgroups.

Aged Care’s HAAC Team & Meals On Wheels: Joint Success

Last year’s Meals on Wheels Day was a huge success, attracting members from the Spanish, Indian Glenwood, Coptic (Egyptian), Chinese Seniors and the Chinese Women’s Groups. Held at the Blacktown Senior Citizens Centre, the event is a joint initiative of SydWest and Blacktown Meals on Wheels. Please click here for more details.

Community Services Expo
15 October 2014

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Thank you to all the visitors, exhibitors, partners, supporters and entertainers who took part in the 2014 Community Services Expo, held in Blacktown on Wednesday 15 October.  Featuring 80 exhibitors under the one roof, people were able to discover, share and connect in with their community service providers and community groups.

Blacktown Fire Awareness Day

Students from Blacktown’s Mitchell High School were among 500 people who attended the Blacktown Fire Awareness Day, organised by Fire and Rescue NSW, SydWest and Macquarie Community College.

Grass Roots World Music Festival

Entertainers from around the world rocked the Blacktown Arts Centre for the Grass Roots World Music Festival on Saturday 21 June. The annual event is a joint partnership involving the Blacktown Arts Centre and Cultural Arts Collective.

Restoring Hope

The Blacktown community was treated to an afternoon of Refugee Week activities on Thursday 19 June. Performers from the Philippines, Rwanda and South America entertained crowds while guest speaker, Dr Rebecca Eckert from the University of NSW’s Centre for Refugee Research, shared inspirational stories of refugee women.

Harmony Day

Seniors Week 2014

Once again, Seniors Week took place with a celebration of cultures and tips on how to live a happy and healthy life amongst 250 Aged Care clients, at Bowman’s Hall in Blacktown. The seniors took ownership of their event, prepared and produced a show that left everyone with a smile.

Supporting the elderly

Meet  Stanislaw Kaczor, born in Poland in 1918. Stanislaw is now a Rooty Hill resident of 30 years, assisted by our bilingual Aged Care team of skilled workers. Please click here to read more about the services offered to our elderly, frail and disabled clients.

Celebration of African Australians

SydWest’s own Abulla Agwa recognised at the Celebration of African Australians, held at Parliament House in Canberra.

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