Senior Services

Big Yellow Umbrella's (BYU) Community Wellbeing programs provides a wide range of senior services to residents living in the Macarthur Local Government Area (LGA) and surrounds.
BYU works in partnership with a number of Macarthur based organisations and Big Yellow Umbrella delivers quality programs and activities for all members of the community.

MONDAY'S

  • Every week on a Monday, we run a FREE food relief program from our Yellow Hampers collection point in the Narellan Library forecourt.  Everyone, of any age and of any situation can attend. Call 0475 582 995 to register for your Hamper OR email rob.mcdonagh@yellowumbrella.org.au

    When:  Collection available from 1:00pm until 3:00pm
    Where:  Unit 1, Corner Elyard & Queen Streets
       Narellan Library Forecourt
    Parking:  Please park in the Library car park and follow the signs to the Yellow Hampers collection point
     Contact:

    Call 0475 582 995 to register for your Hamper OR email rob.mcdonagh@yellowumbrella.org.au

  • DUE TO THE CURRENT LOCKDOWN OUR TAI CHI PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUSPENDED.  CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE  LATEST UPDATES.

    Tai Chi is a meditative, low impact form of exercise that involves slow and controlled movements.  It has many health benefits including improved balance and coordination, strengthens bone density, relieves the effects of stress, helps with arthritis pain, plus much more.

    When:  Monday's 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
    Where:  Community Hall, Narellan Child, Family and Community Centre
      16-24 Queen Street, Narellan
    Cost:  $10 per session
     

TUESDAY'S

WEDNESDAY'S

THURSDAY'S

  • DUE TO THE CURRENT LOCKDOWN OUR YOGA PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUSPENDED.  CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE  LATEST UPDATES.

    By the time Thursday comes around you may be feeling a little stressed or tired so why not take some time for yourself and learn some new stretches and Yoga poses and join us for a relaxing self care break.

    Bookings are essential so register soon.  

    When:  Thursday's From 12pm-1pm
    Where:  Narellan Child, Family & Community Centre
       16-24 Queen Street, Narellan
    Cost:  $10 per session
     
  • DUE TO THE CURRENT LOCKDOWN THE KNIT FOR A CAUSE PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUSPENDED. CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE LATEST UPDATES.

    One of the best parts of knitting is giving.  If you would like to join the Click Clack & Yak group who provide knitted items to Big Yellow Umbrella throughout the year then please join them upstairs at the Narellan Library, Elyard Street (venue subject to change) on Thursday's at 10am for a chat and a cuppa.  New Knitters Welcome! Registration Essential

    To meet COVID-19 guidelines
    A ticket must be booked for every person attending;
    You must provide your details, for contact tracing purposes, upon entry;
    You must maintain a 1.5-metre distance from people that do not live in your household; and
    If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend.
     
    Please notify library to cancel tickets if you cannot attend

    Online bookings are essential. Each week, online bookings will open at 9.30am the day before. 

    CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE

    When:  Thursday's 10am - 12pm
    Where:  Upstairs at Narellan Library
       Elyard Street, Narellan
    Cost:  FREE
    Contact:  Please register your place

FRIDAY'S

  • Every week on a Friday, we run a FREE food relief program from our Yellow Hampers collection point in the Narellan Library forecourt.  Everyone, of any age and of any situation can attend. Call 0475 582 995 to register for your Hamper OR email rob.mcdonagh@yellowumbrella.org.au

    When: Collection available from 12:30pm until 2:00pm
    Where: Unit 1, Corner Elyard & Queen Streets
      Narellan Library Forecourt
    Parking: Please park in the Library car park and follow the signs to the Yellow Hampers collection point
    Cost:

    FREE

  • DUE TO THE CURRENT LOCKDOWN OUR COMMUNITY ARTS PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUSPENDED. CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE LATEST UPDATES.

    A place for people to meet other who share a common interest in arts & craft.

    When: Friday's 9:30 am - 12:00 pm (during school terms only)
    Where: Narellan Child, Family and Community Centre Courtyard
      16-24 Queen Street, Narellan
    Cost: FREE* Please bring your own art materials
      Open to all ages

OTHER SERVICES

  • By Appointment

    The Energy Accounts Payment Assistance (EAPA) Scheme is funded by the NSW Government and administered by the Division of Energy, Water and Portfolio Strategy. The purpose of the EAPA Scheme is to help customers who are experiencing a financial crisis or emergency and need help to pay their home electricity and/or natural gas (energy) bills to avoid disconnection. The Scheme is designed to help these customers stay connected to essential energy services. It is a crisis scheme and not intended to offer ongoing income support.

  • By Appointment

    The Sydney Water Payment Assistance Scheme (PAS) helps Sydney Water customers pay their water bill when they’re in financial crisis. Sydney Water customers experiencing financial difficulties who own and occupy their property and private tenants are eligible for PAS (social housing tenants are not eligible). PAS credit is not available for customers who own more than one property, but we have other support available. Social housing tenants should contact their housing provider.

  • Referrals for this service are available by appointment only.

    Macarthur Legal Centre’s solicitors can give you free and confidential advice about various legal issues, including:

    • Family law
    • Child support
      Care and protection
    • Minor traffic matters
    • Neighbourhood disputes
    • Wills, power of attorney and guardianship
    • Employment
    • Debts and fines
    • Victim support
    • Centrelink issues
    • Consumer complaints

    Macarthur Legal Centre’s solicitors can provide advice on most legal issues. If they are unable to offer advice on your matter we can refer you to someone who can.

     

  • Referrals for this service are available by appointment only.

    Ongoing therapeutic interventions and coordination of clinical services for those with severe and persistent mental illness that significantly impacts social, personal and work life. A Credentialed Mental Health Nurse will provide regular reviews, medication monitoring, physical healthcare information and liaison with carers and relevant mental health support services for free as required. A GP mental health treatment plan must be developed within one month of commencing the service.