May 2016

2016 Banyule Citizen of the Year - Jim Pasinis, 2016 Banyule Volunteer of the Year - Wendy Ogden

Last night, Jim Pasinis was awarded the Banyule Citizen of the Year.  This is great recognition to Jim who has been a strong and unwavering voice for social justice issues in the local community for the past 26 years.  In his acceptance, Jim acknowledged the many volunteers and staff who have worked at Banyule Community Health over his 26 year journey as Chief Executive Officer who make the service a great one and the community stronger as a result.  Jim also acknowledged the incredible efforts of the other award recipients and the passion in which they bring to th

NDIA to contact people with disability in North East Melbourne Area (NEMA)

The NDIS National Access Team has begun contacting people living in the North East Melbourne Area (NEMA) to gauge their eligibility to become NDIS participants. Telephone calls are being made directly to people with disability and their families. This follows a letter that was sent to prospective participants by the Department of Health and Human Services earlier this year, and is a key activity for the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to assist people to transition into the scheme.

Law Week Event: Tuesday 17 May 2016 – 9:30 am to 11:30 am, BCH West Heidelberg

Why should I care about my legal health?

Come and see the team from West Heidelberg Community Legal Service and get a free legal health check at our pop–up stall. There will be an opportunity to speak with a lawyer and get help to access the right services for you.

A legal health check is a conversation starter to help people identify their legal problems and get help.