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These services are within a few kilometers of Greenwich.

LNS Community Connect Transport

Phone: 02 9490 9500

Fax: 02 9490 9599

Location: Level 3, Crows Nest Centre, 2 Ernest Pl, Crows Nest NSW 2065

Mail: PO Box 846, Crows Nest NSW 2065

Email:

Web: www.communityconnect.org.au

Description: Transport services for people with disabilities, frail older people and their carers, and people who are transport disadvantaged. Services include assisted shopping trips, social outings and transport to appointments. LNS Community Transport organises the Easy Rider Bus Service and Flexi Cab Service for North Sydney residents. See separate entry or call for details.

Hours: Office hours 8am-4pm, Mon-Fri

Eligibility: Frail aged & people with disabilities, and people who are transport disadvantaged. Each service has different eligibility criteria. Call for details.

Fees: Call for details.

Contact: Mal Young, Group Transport Manager Mob: 0419 469 291

Referral: Please call to discuss service eligibility.

Disability Access: Yes (Call to discuss access requirements. Some buses have access aids.)

Area Served: Mosman, North Sydney, Willoughby, Lane Cove

Keywords: People with a Disability; Older People; Community Transport; Public Transport

Alternative Names: Lower North Shore Community Transport

© North Sydney Council [13837] Last Full Review: 27Jun17

Easy Rider Bus Service

Operates from various locations in region

Phone: 02 9490 9553

Fax: 02 9490 9599

Mail: PO Box 846, Crows Nest NSW 2065

Email:

Web: www.communityconnect.org.au

Description: A community bus service that helps residents of North Sydney Council area have access to shopping and other facilities. Passengers are picked up from their homes. The Wednesday Easy Rider service goes to Woolworths Neutral Bay and Bridgepoint Mosman. Friday services go to Woolworths Neutral Bay and North Sydney Olympic Pool. Telephone for bookings or further enquiries.

Hours: Monday to Friday 8.00am and 4.00pm (latest return pick up is 3.30pm)

Eligibility: Call for details

Fees: Contact for details

Contact: between 8am and 4pm Monday - Friday

Disability Access: Yes (Handrails, driver assistance on and off bus. Call to discuss further access arrangements.)

Area Served: North Sydney

Keywords: Carers; Older People; People with a Disability; Public Transport; Community Transport; Special Needs Transport

Alternative Names: Lower North Shore Community Transport

Parent Organisation: North Sydney Council/Community Connect Transport

© North Sydney Council [36792] Last Full Review: 27Jun17

Crows Nest Centre Assisted Shopping Services

Phone: 02 9439 5122

Fax: 02 9439 8608

Location: Level 2, 2 Ernest Pl, Crows Nest NSW 2065

Email:

Web: www.crowsnestcentre.org.au

Description: Online and assisted shopping services are available to frail older people, people with a disability and their carers, include door-to-door independent shopping bus trips, to enable people to remain living independently at home.

Hours: 8am-4.30pm, Mon-Fri

Eligibility: Frail older people, people with a disability and their carers.

Fees: Online shopping is paid to the supermarket on delivery. $12 return for assisted shopping in the local area.

Disability Access: Yes ((Assisted shopping is a door-to-door service to client’s own home).)

Area Served: North Sydney

Volunteering Note: Volunteers are always welcome for assisted shopping. Volunteer training and support is provided. Please phone the Centre’s Volunteer Coordinator on 02 9439 5122 for further details.

Keywords: Carers; Older People; People with a Disability; Community Transport; Shopping Assistance; Delivered Meals; Shopping Assistance Volunteers; Aged Care Volunteers

Parent Organisation: Crows Nest Centre

© North Sydney Council [54300] Last Full Review: 8May17

North Sydney Council Flexi Ride Cab Service

Operates from various locations in region

Phone: 02 9490 9590

Fax: 02 9490 9599

Mail: PO Box 846, Crows Nest NSW 2065

Email:

Web: www.communityconnect.org.au

Description: The Flexi-ride Cab Service is community transport service to help residents that have difficulties using normal transport services get around the North Sydney Local Government Area (LGA). The service can be used by residents for shopping, social appointments, meetings, medical and hospital appointments or any other purpose. Passengers are picked up from their home and can go anywhere in the North Sydney LGA, as well as Royal North Shore and Greenwich Private Hospitals. North Sydney Council is providing the service in partnership with Community Transport Lower North Shore. Advance bookings for the flexi cab are essential and can be made up to seven days ahead. Also see Easy Rider Bus Service.

Hours: Thursday from 8.30am - 3.30pm (except public holidays)

Eligibility: Call for details

Fees: $2.50 per trip

Disability Access: Yes (Handrails, driver assistance on and off bus. Call to discuss further access arrangements.)

Area Served: North Sydney

Keywords: Carers; Older People; People with a Disability; Public Transport; Community Transport; Special Needs Transport

Parent Organisation: North Sydney Council/Community Community Transport

© North Sydney Council [69771] Last Full Review: 27Jun17

These services are between about 2 to 5km from Greenwich.

Lane Cove Community Transport

Phone: 02 9427 1841

Fax: 02 9418 8321

Location: 23A Stokes St, Lane Cove NSW 2066

Email:

Web: www.meetinghouse.org.au

Description: Community transport groups of people and their carers who find it difficult using mainstream transport due to age, frailty and disability. Also people who are transport disadvantaged. Social outings to places of interest, clubs, shows etc. Shopping trips are also arranged.

Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am-3pm

Contact: Jane Venn

Disability Access: Yes (Wheelchair hoist)

Area Served: Lane Cove

Facilities Note: Meeting room

Keywords: Older People; People with a Disability; Carers; Community Transport; Shopping Assistance; Events; Social Clubs and Groups

Alternative Names: Meeting House Inc.

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Uniting Healthy Living for Seniors North Sydney

Service comes to your home

Phone: 1800 486 484

Fax: 02 8836 6444

Mail: 2 Chapman Avenue, Chatswood NSW 2067

Email:

Web: www.uniting.org

Description: Make friends and be part of a community. We offer: The chance to get out and about on enjoyable outings and day trips; Friendly phone calls and home visits for a chat; Help with cooking; Transport to appointments and social activities; Help with writing letters; Support to get involved with social groups, activities and hobbies that are enjoyable and great for your body and mind; A helping hand to connect carers to other support services.

Hours: 9am - 6pm Mon-Fri

Fees: Call for details

Referral: Can be self-referred or by GP's, Friends, Family, Social workers etc.

Area Served: Northern Sydney

Languages (other than English): Chinese, Indonesian, Korean, Spanish, French, Italian and English. Health Care Interpreter Service also available on (02) 9840 3456

Volunteering Note: Volunteer opportunities sometimes available

Keywords: Older People; People with a Disability; Community Visiting; Social Clubs and Groups; Social Support Services; Respite Care Services; Carers; Community Transport

Parent Organisation: Uniting

© North Sydney Council [68377] Last Full Review: 9Mar16

EcoTransit Sydney

Phone/email based service

Phone: 0417 674 080

Mail: PO Box 630, Milsons Point NSW 1565

Email:

Web: www.ecotransit.org.au

Description: Public transport advocacy group made up of volunteers dedicated to the promotion of EcoTransit development. EcoTransit is transport that supports a sustainable economy and environment. The less resources used by the transport sector, the more efficient our economy is and the less damage is done to the environment.

Area Served: Sydney Metro

Keywords: Broad Community; Community Transport; Public Transport

© Data Diction Pty Ltd [8137] Last Full Review: 2May17

Meeting House Inc.

Phone: 02 9427 1841; 02 9008 5549

Fax: 02 9418 8321

Location: 23A Stokes St, Lane Cove North NSW 2066

Email:

Web: www.meetinghouse.org.au

Description: Provides activities for senior citizens (community bus service, social bus outings, shopping service, morning teas and special interest groups), Preschool for 3 - 5 year olds (at 47 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove opp. Coles); Children's playgroups (all children's services run by qualified and experienced Early Childhood educators), inclusive playgroups including support and information for families with additional needs (supported by Early Ed North Sydney –early intervention service and run by qualified and experienced staff), school holiday programs, community activities (Cove Club, Toastmasters), special interest groups (crochet, yoga, meditation), community café, community garden and counselling.

Hours: Monday to Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm Preschool 8:30am - 3:30pm

Transport: Seniors Community Bus

Area Served: Lane Cove; North Sydney; Willoughby

Volunteering Note: Availability for volunteers for children's services, home visiting, special interest groups.

Keywords: Broad Community; Children and Families; Vacation Care; Social Clubs and Groups; Playgroups; Community Transport; Preschools; Older People

© Lane Cove Council [13659] Last Full Review: 7Sep17

Disabled Alternative Road Travel Service (DARTS)

Caution. We have been unable to verify this information for over two years.

Phone: 02 8405 4444

Fax: 02 8405 4455

Location: 101/10 Help St, Chatswood NSW 2067

Email:

Web: www.nsforum.org.au

Description: Social and recreational bus trips in buses modified to take wheelchairs. A door-to-door service for adults with physical disabilities. Support given by volunteer helpers and companions. New clients welcome. Volunteers needed.

Hours: Office: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Trips: Any day including weekends

Eligibility: From 18 years. Persons living in their own homes who have a physical disability that requires a wheelchair.

Fees: $12

Contact: Coordinator, Activities Co-ordinator

Disability Access: Yes (Buses are wheelchair accessible)

Area Served: Northern Sydney

Volunteering Note: Volunteers are as companion/helpers on day trips for adults who use wheelchairs. Responsibilities include pushing wheelchairs, assisting with shopping, and providing social support. Training provided. Usually 6 or 7 hours per day, can be any day and can be once a month up to twice a week.

Keywords: Community Transport; Physical Disability; Social Clubs and Groups; Registered Charity; Volunteer Drivers; Disability Support Volunteers; Older People; People with a Disability

Alternative Names: DARTS

Parent Organisation: Northside Community Forum Inc.

© Willoughby City Library Services [23005] Last Full Review: 7Aug15

Community Aid Service Willoughby

Phone: 02 9777 7824

Location: Dougherty Centre, 7 Victor St, Chatswood NSW 2067

Mail: PO Box 57, Chatswood NSW 2057

Email:

Web: www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au

Description: Shopping Services: Shopping Bus; operates 1st and 3rd Fridays each month. Clients transported to and from Spring St Chatswood near entrance to Westfield. Volunteers assist clients with taking shopping into house. Home Delivery Service; clients provide shopping list to staff who order from supermarket via the internet. Payment made to supermarket on delivery. Companion Shopping; clients accompanied on their shopping trips. Please contact Community Aid office for details. Condtions apply. Fees applicable for some services.

Hours: Mon - Fri 9am-5pm

Eligibility: Residents of Willoughby; Seniors; Frail aged; people with disabilities and their carers

Fees: Various - Please contact office for details.

Disability Access: Yes (Disabled toilet)

Area Served: Willoughby

Volunteering Note: Volunteers interested in working with Willoughby Community Aid please contact office ph: 9777 7824

Keywords: People with a Disability; Older People; Community Aid; Community Information Services; Shopping Assistance; Community Visiting; Office Work Volunteers; Linen Services; Community Service Groups; Broad Community; Community Transport; Council Aged and Disability Services

Alternative Names: Willoughby Community Aid Service

Parent Organisation: Willoughby City Council

© Willoughby City Library Services [23213] Last Full Review: 8Dec16

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