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The Day Club is held once per week at the Harbord Diggers Club. Members should contact the organiser Anne Trimble on ???????? to arrange for a place and to discuss pickup and return requirements. The transport bus is courtesy of the Harbord Diggers Club (a member of the Mounties Group).
The program starts at 10am and includes morning tea, entertainment and lunch. Return home is at 2PM
Veterans Centre Sydney Northern Beaches
The VCSND is located at:
Level 4, Dee Why RSL Club
932 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099
Contact number: 9454 4015
As part of its ongoing Community Support Program, Dee Why RSL Club partners with the Veterans Centre - Sydney Northern Beaches, a support service assisting current and former ADF members and their families. The Centre is an independent holistic service designed to co-ordinate the transition of veterans into civilian life by:
* referring treatment for rehabilitation
* assisting with compensation and welfare claims
* assisting with access to peer support groups and social networking
* addressing issues around future employment
The Veterans Centre - Sydney Northern Beaches has an open door policy and invites all veterans and their families to be part of the VCSNB community.
Please contact the Centre Manager, Benjamin Webb
Should you know of someone in hospital, let us know and we will pay them a visit ~ if you don't tell us, we may not know!
Home visits: Phone to arrange a home visit and we will call on you at a convenient time.
VETERANS CENTRE SYDNEY NORTHERN BEACHES
In an initiative sponsored by the Department of Veteran Affairs and the local RSL District Council and supported by Legacy and other ex-service organisations, an independent Veterans Support Centre has been established on the Northern Beaches to improve the delivery of Pension & Welfare services to all past and current serving (including dependents of) Veterans.
Commodore Graham Sloper (Rtd) Chairman of the management committee in announcing the commencement of operations stated that the VCSNB would look after the needs of all Veterans regardless of whether they were members of ex-service organisations or not: "Unfortunately many Veterans and their dependents have not received advice and hence their proper entitlements. This initiative is designed to rectify this. The Centre has access to a number of Pension and Welfare Officers that are prepared to submit Claims and provide advice. These Officers are trained and are prepared to visit Claimants if required".
In support of the VCSNB, funding was provided by Department of Veteran Affairs to improve the access to qualified advice by
* Allocation of cases to the most appropriate Pension & Welfare Officers.
* Conduct regular Forums for Pension & Welfare Officers on a District Basis.
* Embrace new technology from DVA to speed up the submission of Claims.
* Actively recruit new Pension and Welfare Officers to service those involved in current conflicts.