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Free support services and events

Free support services and events

Each year, we provide a list of free services and events that may be of help to our residents during the Christmas period. We invite you to read this year’s list and we recommend that you contact the organiser to confirm their COVID-19 requirements (if any) and that their event is still going ahead.

Free support services

If you are a Link Wentworth client in need, we can also refer you to other local organisations who offer food services. Please speak to your Tenancy Manager.

Hawkesbury’s Helping Hands

Open for hamper service on Wednesday 23 December from 12:00 – 3:00 pm.

Phone: (02) 4577 7077

The Living Room

Christmas lunch and hamper service on the 16 December. They will then close until the 20 January 2022.

Phone: 0408 482 515

Ryde & Hornsby Salvos

Ryde residents who need Christmas food hampers or toys can email [email protected] or phone 0426 390 114 (SMS or leave a voicemail). Hornsby residents can phone (02) 9477 1133. Please note you will need to complete an online assessment form.

We urge you to contact your local Salvos to see what services they are offering.

Street mission Dee Why and Balgowlah cafes

Street mission’s cafes will be open through Christmas and New Year for free takeaway meals. They are also planning to give out hampers the week before Christmas at both cafes.

Dee Why Cafe – St Johns Anglican Church

Oaks Ave, Dee Why NSW 2099

Wednesday 7:00 pm

Balgowlah – Pioneer Clubhouse

Lot 2 Quirk Rd, Balgowlah NSW 2093

Saturday 6:30 pm


If you are having difficulty paying your rent and bills, please also let your Tenancy Manager know. If you, or someone you know, needs support, here are some useful numbers.

• Financial counselling helpline – 1800 007 007 (9:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday)

• Lifeline – 13 11 14

• Domestic Violence Line – 1800 65 64 63

• Kids Helpline (5 – 25yo) – 1800 551 800

• Mental Health Line – 1800 011 511

Beyond Blue1300 22 4636

Community events

Thornleigh Community Christmas Carols

Includes night markets, with local crafts and food stalls.

Date: Sunday 19 December 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Location: Headen Park, 6 Sinclair Ave, Thornleigh

Phone: 0401 990 007

Need transport?

We continue to partner with Stryder Community Transport to offer our Chatswood Hub residents door-to-door transport, NDIS transport and social day trips.

Phone: 9816 5000

E-mail: [email protected]

This article originally appeared in the December edition of the Link Wentworth newsletter

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