Welcome to East Creek Community Centre

East Creek Community Centre is a catalyst for community development.
Our dedicated paid staff and volunteers have provided services, support, advice, advocacy and professional development for over 30 years.
We work with community groups and individuals throughout Toowoomba.
East Creek’s programs are for everyone – children, adolescents, young adults, seniors, people with disabilities, multicultural groups and those who are socially isolated.
We encourage all members of the community to participate.

Please refer back to this page regularly for any major updates / public service announcements. You will find any such announcements directly under this heading.

——— Updates / Public Service Announcements ———

Compulsory ‘Check-in-QLD’ App on Entry (Early July 2021)
Please be advised that, in line with QLD Government regulations (specific details available at the following link – https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/check-in-qld), East Creek will be enforcing the manfatory use of the ‘Check in QLD’ App for all individuals that present on East Creek grounds for any purpose from 1am 9th July 2021. For those individuals who do not possess or do not have a smartphone on their person with the App installed, the Centre can check-in attendees digitally using the Centre Mobile, and will have receptionists available to assist this. In the interim, we are encouraging everybody to sign in using the ‘Check in QLD’ App ahead of time when they attend so they can make the transition smooth and as easy as possible. Failure to sign in will result in any attendees being asked to leave the premises. Should you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with us and we will do our best to assist you/ Our apologies for any inconveniences caused, and we thank you for playing your role in being COVIDSafe. 

East Creek Playgroup Recommencement (Late June 2021)

Please be advised that East Creek is recommencing its Community Playgroup after a long hiatus. This is a small social group for young children to play and engage with the world around them under supervision. Parents are encouraged to come along and support their child’s learning and to socialise with other parents to share tips, tricks and develop lasting friendships. Please take a look at the particulars below, and we look forward to seeing mums and bubs in attendance.

Time
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 11:30 am fortnightly (unless otherwise specified)

Dates
July 14th 
July 28th
August 11th
August 25th
September 8th
September 22nd
October 6th
October 20th
November 3rd
November 17th
November 24th
December 8th

Location
East Creek Communtiy Centre
43 Kitchener St, East Toowoomba
QLD 4350

Contact
Sally Fischer
(07) 4639 2755
manager@eastcreek.com.au

NILS Loans (Early June 2021)

Please be advised that for enquiries pertaining to the No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS), East Creek is unable to commence or process any applications, as we have not been responsible for provision of NILS Loans since the conclusion of the Energy Savvy Program in December 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes. We can, however, assist with form filling and Justice of the Peace services as part of the process once the application has been commenced at a current NILS provider, like the St Vincent de Paul Society. Please contact them on 1800 846 643 for should you wish to commence a NILS Loan request.  

East Creek has Returned! (Early January 2021)

Quick public announcement to let everyone know that East Creek has reopened as of 18th January 2021. Activities will regularly recommence in the next few weeks at varying times, so please take a look at the first page of the OPAP Newsletter (under the OPAP Services heading across the top of this page) to see when the group you are interested is set to return. Please get in touch with us if you believe something is unclear, and we will get back to you shortly. And finally, a warm welcome back to all. Here’s hoping to a bright and positive 2021 🙂

Recommencement of Programs at East Creek – October 2020 onwards

As at this stage, all activities have recommenced and are functioning as normal, with the exception of the OPAP Activity, Morning Tea at the Movies. 
Keep your eyes on this page for more information as it develops.

A word from Sally…

See what our Centre Co-Ordinator has to say about the latest that’s been happening at East Creek, and take a look at our Quarterly Centre Newsletter (currently monthly due to COVID), and see what’s available. Come in and be a part of our many activities, learn more about the Centre, or just join us for a cuppa, it’s all possible at East Creek.

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Message from Bea…

Stay up to date with developments from our Older Person’s Action Program (OPAP) Co-Ordinator Bea. From social groups to outings with friends, there’s sure to be something on offer to appease all eligible individuals.

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Tales from the IT Corner

That stubborn computer / phone / tablet / technical thingamajig not behaving the way you want it to? Drop by the IT Corner, and have one of our skilled, friendly and patient volunteers take a look, fix, and / or teach you the in’s and out’s, no matter the issue. We run our affordable ($3.00 – $5.00 per session negotiable) one-on-one sessions that go at your own pace to make sure you’re never left behind, so give it a try.

Learn the Basics

For those just starting on their Computers / Smartphones / Tablets, we’ll go through all the basics like getting familiar with your device, using the Internet and Email, transferring Photos, using Skype etc. It can be a scary step, with the right support, commitment and dedictation, you can learn what you want quickly and easily. 

Security and Staying Safe Online

The more we become part of the online world, the more important it is to spot the dangers when on the Internet. Having appropriate Internet Security, knowing how spot scams / viruses, and taking adequate precautions when shopping and banking online can keep you safe from fraudsters looking to steal your information / credit card details / identity, so don’t leave it till it’s too late.

Microsoft Office

Learn how to make documents, spreadsheets and powerpoints to nail that presentation, resume / cover letter submission. Great for those looking to upskill themselves, tackle a new job, or just looking to write letters to friends and family.

Whatever else you have trouble with…

Our volunteers are open to the issues they tackle, regardless of how obscure. If at first they don’t succeed, they’ll return to their tech labs and figure it out by the next time you drop by. What’s more, they’re happy to go through it as many times as you need till you’ve finally achieved mastery. We’ve got volunteers available every day of the week at the moment, so give us a call to arrange a time today.

Spelling it out with the Community Literacy Program

Primarily aimed at adults and those of a non-English speaking background (but open to anyone with some English understanding), the Community Literacy Program (CLP) supports those who struggle with certain elements of English literacy and numeracy. These tailored sessions include one-on-one 1hr / week contact time with an experienced tutor that focuses on your area of need. Call the Centre to arrange a time without CLP Co-Ordinator to get started.

Reading
Writing

Speaking

Listening

Social Groups Galore

What better way to be part of the community than to join an activity with people from the community. We’ve got a number of different activities, from activities with meaningful outcomes that help those down on their luck (ie, Blankets for the Homeless group), to more adventurous and creative activities. See what’s on offer, and we hope to see you there.

Blankets for the Homeless Group

“I thoroughly enjoy my time at the Blanket Group. It motivates me to do work where I see the fruits of my labour first hand.” – Dianna

Cuppa and Cards Group

“I love the social interaction when I play cards every Tuesday. It is a lot of fun and I’ve made some really good friends.” – Lyndell

Disability Art (Artability) Group

“I enjoy colouring!” – Mike

Crochet Group

“Big and engaged group with a lot of different individual crochet projects going on. We learn from and support each other as we make bigger and better things.” – Lorraine

Stroke Support Group

“Everybody loves our morning teas!” – Nate

Craft Group

“A safe place to meet friends, chat and do all kinds of craftwork.” – Janet

Contact us / Feedback

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