Keeping Well During a Pandemic

Since the start of isolation, our team has been working with a number of local communities to provide access to information over these uncertain times.

Keeping Well During a Pandemic
is a series we have worked with Transcultural Mental Health to produce videos for the communities we serve during COVID-19. Below are the following links to materials you may find useful.





Big thank you to our presenters, Hanh, Ramy and


Breathless Web Series – #NoMoreButts

Breathless Web Series

A stylised web series based on common themes explored through community consultations

Jamal is worried about his younger brother Adel. Adel is a smoker who ignores Jamal’s efforts to get him to attend social support group sessions to quit smoking. Finally, Jamal hands Adel a pamphlet that explains in Arabic the impact of smoking and how to get help to kick the habit.

Kenny’s grandmother has lung cancer, but she has never smoked. Kenny learns that passive smoking by breathing in second-hand smoke from smokers can seriously affect family members or those nearby. He takes steps to quit smoking.

Tam says she is not really a smoker because she only smokes when she is stressed out or nervous. A counsellor tells Tam there is no such thing as ‘safe smoking’ and that smoking during pregnancy can affect the health of a baby. Tam explores her options for quitting.

Breathless Web Series

A stylised web series based on common themes explored through community consultations

No More Butts

Click here to find out more abou the No More Butts Campaign

Early Learners Resource Pack

As news develops around COVID-19, we are still open! However in preparation for families who are concerned we have you sorted!

Our team have created a CORE Community Services Preschool families with a resource pack.

We have included a number of items to encourage problem solving and parent participation. Our team will also be there to assist and support you, do not hesitate to contact us or pop by, we are still open!

To download please click here

Useful Resources:


Committed to Service Delivery

Date: 24th March 2020

At CORE Community Services, we are leaning on our core values: Care, Opportunity, Respect and Empowerment. These values have guided us since our founding in 1979, and we test all our actions against them, because they will continue to be our core values for years to come.

Our organisation exists to protect the communities we serve and help them manage through the most complex of challenges. Management and staff at CORE Community Services are committed to maintaining critical services for all our clients across all our services during this time of unprecedented uncertainty caused by Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We recognise the urgent need to meet Government-directed measures to limit the spread and impact of the virus, but our priority remains to serve our communities, by delivering critical services while ensuring the safety and well-being of our clients, our staff and the wider community.

At this point of time, we are still providing services across our organisation. We’re also actively looking into alternative measures and ways to reduce the risk in all that we do but also provide our essential services. We are developing strategies to allow us to continue to deliver services to our community and to stay connected, despite physical distancing requirements, limitations on gatherings and events and the increasing dependence on modern technology is not easily available to everyone we serve.


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!


Honouring and celebrating, a place for all.

CORE Community Services has celebrated their 40 years of serving the communities of South West Sydney with an unforgettable evening on 1st November 2019.

The evening’s theme “A place for all” showcased client stories and performances along with art works from the various groups run by CORE. Benjamin Law was a fabulous Master of Ceremonies and keynote speaker, Professor Kevin Dunn spoke with great passion on multiculturalism, immigration and settlement and the issues facing new entrants to Australian society.

home care package - sam and youngAged & Disability

What is a home care package?

A home care package is a coordinated package of care and services to help you to live independently in your own home for as long as you can. Some people receive services through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and are then assessed for a home care package. Others will start with a home care package.

home care package - sam and young
home care package Mr. Young & Sam
Multicultural Communities

Spreading Diversity from Fairfield to Blue Mountains

On Sunday 31st March, CORE Community Services in collaboration with Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) partnered with 8Things local restaurant shared Assyrian culture through foods as part of celebrating the Assyrian new year which reflect CORE’s broader initiative to link newly arrived Refugee and Migrant communities with established local communities.

After conversations about cultures, food and people stories with the restaurant owner. 3 recently arrived Assyrian sisters from Syria prepared and served Assyrian traditional foods/cuisine to the restaurant’s patrons who are also local resident of Katoomba/Blue Mountains region. The night featured a brief history of the Assyrian people, culture, dance, food and fabulous traditional dress and other costume. The feedback provided were very positive and we are looking forward to future similar event elsewhere beyond Fairfield.
#spreaddiversity #storysharing #cultured



Events in Christchurch

18th March 2019
Events in Christchurch

As the world continues to process the horror of the violence that claimed so many innocent lives in Christchurch. We express our sympathy and support to the victims and families of the shootings at the Al Noor Mosque in central Christchurch and the Linwood mosque nearby. Our thoughts and prayers are with victims and families who are deeply affected by this event.

“In Fairfield City, a home to refugees and migration over many generations, a place whose heart beats to a rhythm of opportunity-seeking that knows no boundaries of land of origin, language, race, ethnicity, a gathering of peaceful peoples pursuing different faiths and common desires, we value our communities that we serve and represent.”

“We stand in solidarity with the communities of New Zealand. On behalf of the communities we serve and represent, we stand strong against discrimination and injustices for which there is no place in today’s society. Our prayers and thoughts are with you New Zealand” stated Juana Reinoso, CEO, CORE Community Services.

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