Tips to keep safe this Christmas

Happy Holidays! Be sure to keep safe this season!

Some tips if you are traveling this holiday season
1. Keep all doors and windows locked! 🏡
2. Have a family member or friend attend to your house to keep your home looking occupied and collect mail. 📬
3. Turn off your main water supply. Leaks happen. 🚿
4. Unplug all electronics. Yep, even if they’re not on, your electronics are energy vampires. 💡
5. Don’t leave a hide-a-key.🔑
6. If you are gone for a while, have someone mow the lawn/shovel the driveway
7. Don’t leave spare keys out (This counts for car keys)
8. Keep your social media limited to your “holiday posts”, burglars are now using social media to identify those who are on holiday and target them. (Your geotagging at home snaps will enable them to locate you at your residence)

We hope you stay safe and have a lot of laughter and love this holiday season!


Fun Fact Friday: Refugees? Migrants? Asylum Seekers?

Confused between the terms, refugees, migrants, asylum seekers?

The difference between a refugee and a migrant is choice.

Refugees are forced to leave their home country due to warfare, human rights and safety, not economic advantage.

Migrants choose to leave their home country to another country (of their choosing).

The distinct difference is choice.


Welcoming 2019

As we celebrate the new year of 2019, we reflect back on the achievements of the last 40 years of CORE Community Services.

What started as a centre to help migrants and refugees learn English, culminated into a number of service offerings and now stands as CORE Community Services. An organisation that delivers services within 5 key areas, Aged and Disability, Children Services, Community Engagement, Multicultural Communities and  Youth Services

Each service delivers a number of programs, events and services to better our communities of South West Sydney.

We hope this year, to achieve better and greater things, we have a multitude of new programs and projects we are working with and cannot wait to share this with you.


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Refugee Week #WithRefugees

Refugee Week commences from 17th June 2018 – 23rd June 2018.

This year, the Refugee Week theme is #WithRefugees. This is significant to us as an organisation as, we are a grassroots organisation. Our history has been based on assisting our local area of Fairfield. In 1978, Ulla Bartels, a volunteer with the Fairfield Neighbourhood Centre, started running English classes for refugees from Indo-China. Soon the needs of the community surpassed her capacity and assistance was received from the Carramar Activity Group. Later, a group of volunteers formed a management committee and developed a constitution so they could apply for government funds. The group called itself the South-East Asian Community Assistance Centre (SEACA). Read more on Our History 


Cyberbullying – How to deal?

These days on social media and just being present ‘online’ – there are many types of unwanted behaviours that are evident. A big concern for young people and teens is Cyberbullying. While this term has been around for quite some time, it has become more prevalent and the consequences upon victims and their families are unjust.

E-Safety Commissioner has enlisted a few strategies and skills to help anyone facing cyber abuse. If you feel you need more support, please contact Youth Services for additional support.