The Community Hub is a space to connect with information and referral agencies, to hear about local events and to develop ideas about how to better serve the Lithgow Community, through Volunteering or Community Development.
LINC offers many services to the local community including FREE
- Second Bite – Food Rescue – Monday / Wednesday / Friday - 12:30pm
- Legal Support on Tuesdays fortnightly - please call LINC for available dates (02) 6352 2077
- Gambling and family support of gamblers or those with addictive behaviours support every second Wednesday, to arrange an appointment please call Lifeline Central West 1300 798 258
- Credit and Debt Helpline – 1800 007 007 (online support)
- Alcoholics Anonymous meet every Thursday evening from 7.30-9pm. Just drop in!
As a community hub we are always seeking volunteers to support our range of programs – for current vacancies please feel free to call Leanne on (02) 6354 5910 for more information or to be connected to an appropriate service in Lithgow to suit your needs
The Community Hub is interested in what is important to the people living in the Lithgow LGA. The Hub regularly attends events on the street to ASK people about their hopes and aspirations for the community and runs in depth Community Conversations to find out what is important to the people who live here.
This information is used to create public knowledge about how the community feels and informs our programs and practice.
For more information call Leanne on (02) 6354 5910.
If you would like to be part of a Community Conversation which would be a chance to tell us what's important in your community and to contribute to programs and services in the area, call Leanne on (02) 6354 5910.
Lithgow Community Interagency Dates
The Lithgow Community Interagency is a network of local organisations and services that meet bi-monthly at LINC to share information network and develop partnerships;
Meetings are from 12noon to 2pm and the dates for 2021 are as follows:
Wednesday 10th February, 2021
Wednesday 14th April, 2021
Wednesday 9th June, 2021
Wednesday 11th August, 2021
Wednesday 13th October, 2021
Wednesday 8th December, 2021
Suicide Awareness “Let’s Talk Lithgow”
This group is run by the community for the community.
Our suicide prevention group meets bi-monthly following the Lithgow Community Interagency. We are working to increase the mental health literacy in our community with a focus on mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
Meetings are 2pm to 3pm - @ LINC (please refer to the above dates for the Lithgow Community Interagency)
Multicultural Support Fostering Integration Program
Inclusiveness within a small community is important. Therefore, with the help of Celebrating Diversity Grant Program from Multicultural NSW, Lithgow Information and Neighbourhood Centre works to break the walls of social isolation, negotiating positive diversity and common life.
In order to foster integration, Lithgow Information and Neighbourhood Centre has an exclusive Multicultural worker, to support all the ventures our Lithgow Multicultural and Linguistically Diverse Community wants to implement, as well as support solutions to difficulties in a way that helps community shape and exercise control over their physical, social, economic and cultural environment. The service includes, assistance with Australian Citizenship applications, Drivers Licence applications, Resume writing, Job seeking and application letters and promoting community participation.
Another project that is offered at LINC is ‘Multicultural Fun Day Monday’, which take place once a month at LINC (1 Padley Street, Lithgow) and it includes a different range of social integration activities designed to increase community connection and practicing conversational English.
MULTICULTURAL WORKER: MONDAY 9am - 3pm
FUN DAY MONDAY GATHERINGS: 1pm-3pm, dates for 2021 are -
Monday 1st February
Monday 1st March
Monday 12th April
Monday 3rd May
Monday 7th June
Children, friends and families are most welcome to attend!