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, and .
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.

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New Website Launched! East Creek has a new website! Yay! Please let us know if this new website layout is helpful is modern enough to fit in with the websites of today. Use our fancy new contact form at the bottom of this page (or in the menu across the top) to let us know if it’s easier / quicker / more efficient to find what you’re looking for, as well as anything that you find is not so good. We’ll endeavour to get onto it ASAP. Please excuse any parts that say ‘Coming Soon’, we’re still working on those, but hopefully that won’t take too much longer. Once we’ve had a bit of a trial and we get the new website to a state where everyone is satsified and the bugs are ironed out, we’ll be retiring our old website to the archives. In the meanitme, you may still access our old website until further notice at the following web address…

www.eastcreek.com.au/index.html

PS: While all care has been taken to not include individuals in any digital media (photos / videos etc.) who have not given permission / authority to have their image used at one stage throughout their interactions with East Creek, it is possible that we may have missed somebody in the background who is not immediately visible. Please get in touch with us and we will remove it ASAP should you find this to be the case. Any instances of such outcomes occurring are purely unintentional, and will be treated with the utmost urgency. Furthermore, should you wish to revoke your permission for your image to be present on any of our digital media (Facebook, our website etc.), please contact us, and we will remove it. 

Centre Renovation and Relocation 2018

We are moving back! We anticipate returning to the Kitchener Street premises from Wednesday 21st November. To allow for the move the center will be closed from Friday the 16th November through until Tuesday 20th November (inclusive) to allow us to pack, move and unpack. Services will be impacted during these weeks, our apologies for any inconvenience caused. Please keep an eye on this section for further updates as they develop.

East Creek Phone Disruptions
As a result of the move, we cannot be contacted by phone temporarily. We anticipate that our phone numbers will be reinstated by the end of the week endings 23rd November 2018 at this stage. Until then, please use alternative means to contact us avilable at the bottom of this page, or by clicking on the ‘Contact Us’ options in the menu across the top of this page. 

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, 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 like our Dungeons and Dragons group. 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

Harmony Playgroup

“A happy, friendly environment to have a chat and meet other mums. Also a great chance for kids to develop their social skills!”  – Mikaela

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

Please fill in the form below if you would like to get in touch with us, or email / call us at the methods made available below. If using the form below, please ensure you that your contact information is correct, or we will not be able to get back to you.