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A Word from Sally

Hello everyone, We have been very fortunate to have been successful in an application for a volunteer grant from the Department of Social Services earlier this year, so we have been busy purchasing items for our volunteers. We will be purchasing some new chairs and a video camera, along with some more garden tools.

Nancy the Stroke group coordinator and another one of our hardworking volunteer’s, has been running the group for 30 years this year. Unbeknownst to Nancy we entered her in the Stroke awards and I am pleased to announce that she is one of the finalist for “Improving Life After Stroke” category for this year – this is well deserved as she is a very popular lady and I can say with confidence that everyone at the centre looks forward to Thursday mornings and Stroke Group (not to mention the yummy morning teas)

September is going to be a busy month on Thursday the 8th of September we are hosting a morning tea to raise awareness for Stroke Week. The day will run from 10 am until 12 pm and involve a guest speaker and of course a fabulous morning tea. Also the following week we are celebrating Adult Education Week with an open Day at the centre on Thursday the 15th . There will be guest speakers as well our usual delicious morning tea and raffles to win so put these events in your calendar and we will look forward to seeing you there.

The TaxHelp program is running until the end of October. This program offers a free service where you can get your tax done at the centre. Conditions do apply to eligibility and you will need a MyGov account, we can help you set this up as well contact the centre for more information.

We are trialling a new playgroup at the centre, there are quite a few Spanish people in Toowoomba and they have got together to form a group for mothers that meet every Thursday morning from 9.30 until 11.30 am. We may expand this group in the future if you are interested please contact the centre for more information.

In the next few months we will be asking everyone what they think of the centre, what ways we could improve, and what programs they would like to see here to ensure that we are delivering the best service possible to everyone that uses the centre. New reporting guidelines have been implemented so that we can understand who uses the centre, what their needs are, and how to implement programs that are needed in the community. This will ensure that Queensland State Government funding is utilised effectively, and essential services are delivered to the community. If you have some ideas, or feedback please contact the centre and tell us about them.

Sally

Special Message concerning Tax Help 2016

Please be advised that for the year 2016, all participants attending Tax Help appointments MUST have the following where applicable;

  • MyGov Account (with ATO Linked), with known username and password. This applies to all participants. Please go to this link if you need to create a MyGov account. Please note that each individual must have their own MyGov Account (and indirectly, their own email address).
  • Your Tax File Number (TFN)
  • Any applicable tax documentation, including but not limited to; Notice of Assessment (within the last 5 years), PAYG Summaries (Group certificates) for applicable forms of income (Employment and / or Employment Termination Summaries, Superfunds, Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Centrelink etc.)
  • Any applicable financial documentation, including but not limited to; BSB and Bank Account details, divided / super / managed fund statements, foreign income details and pension statements or details of amounts you received, details of any losses on investments in shares and rental properties (net investment losses) etc.
  • Any applicable medical documentation, including but not limited to; Medicare card / number, private health insurance statement showing your fund details etc.
  • Any other applicable documentation, such as details of any child support payments made or receipts for gifts, donations or work related expenses etc.
  • If you had a spouse - married or de-facto - at any time during the financial year, you also need to bring details of their taxable income, including any of their documents, to your appointment. If you cannot find out your spouse's exact taxable income, you will have to make a reasonable estimate of the amounts received by your spouse.

Failure to bring any of the above that applies to you may result in Tax Help volunteers being unable to resolve your queries.

East Creek Groups Survey

If you happen to attend any of the following groups at East Creek, we would be very grateful if you would fill out a survey on how your experience has been for the last three month (April to July 2016).

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