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Welcome to NRSDC's fortnightly newsletter. The newsletter is being renovated and our look will change over the coming months. In the meantime, we hope you find this interim newsletter easy to read and simple to use.

     NRSDC e-News July 2015

Northern Rivers Housing Conference – Thursday 6 August 2015, Lennox Head - NSW

The conference theme is housing supply and asks the question "how can we work together to  increase the opportunities for every member of our community to have a home"   Read more...


Dream Believe Achieve: Young NAIDOC’s positive image for Aboriginal Youth

This year’s Young NAIDOC Celebrations, presented by the Northern Rivers Social Development Council (NRSDC), will help young Aboriginal people in our region to identify and to build upon their strengths and abilities.  Read more...
 

Connecting the Tweed Shire

Residents of the Tweed Shire know a lot more about their transport options following a very successful transport information day held recently at Tweed City.   Read more...

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Going Well Mobile Apps

Going Well Mobile Apps help Teenagers and Parents live full and meaningful lives by delivering ‘just in time’ always available proven advice through the privacy of their personal device. Read more...


Free Hospitality Training for Young People

YWCA is offering FREE training in Hospitality for young people aged 17-24, with a 15-week course staring on August 6. Read more...


Youth Scholarships Available

The NSW Government is offering $1500 Scholarships to young people doing Year 11 or 12 in 2016 and who are in social housing. Applications close 31 July 2015.
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Women Exploring Anger

A course for Women Exploring Anger will be run in Lismore starting 17th July 2015 at the Men and Family Centre.  Read more...
 

Family Support Network Term 3 Calendar

Tweed's Family Support Network has released its Term 3 Calendar of parenting, family and child programs. Read more...
 

Creative Women’s Circle

Commonwealth Respite Carers and Carelink and RealArtWorks. Inc have 10 places for women carers registered with Commonwealth Respite and Carelink to do a fabulous 5-week course in Lismore for FREE! It starts July 27 in Magellan St, Lismore.  Read more...

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Sustainable Housing for Life Design Competition Now Open

The 2015 Sustainable Housing for Life Design Competition is now open to residents, architects, designers and young people in the Northern Rivers.

Lismore City Council and its partner organisations are celebrating Sustainable House Day 2015 with a competition to find the most desirable and sustainable modular home that is adaptable for people at different stages of life.  Read more...

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Bursaries Available for NSW Sustainable Social Enterprises

Do you want to grow or develop your social enterprise or socially innovative venture? Reach new heights with SSE Australia.

The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) Australia and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) have partnered to offer 5 bursaries for SSE's upcoming 4-month Accelerator Program commencing July 20 in Sydney.  Read more...

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NCOSS: NSW Budget Overlooks Those in Need

Social housing boost welcome but people with disability, families escaping DV overlooked:  This year’s NSW Budget takes great strides towards tackling some of the key issues affecting people experiencing disadvantage and poverty, but leaves some of those most in need of support behind according to the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS). Read more...
 

NSW Budget: Northern Rivers Allocations

The 2015-16 NSW State Budget was released Tuesday 23 June 2015 by the Treasurer The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian. In the Northern Rivers direct funding will boost health services with funds also allocated to a new correctional facility in Grafton and planning for a new Ballina High School.
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National Disability Advocacy Framework Review

The Federal Government has announced they will undertake a review of the National Disability Advocacy Framework. The Federal Government is asking for people’s views about how the Framework should operate in the future. People have until 24 July to make a submission. To help with this, the Federal Government has released a discussion paper (see the link below). Read more...

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Training Alert: Reflective Practice Supervision Skills for Managers

This workshop is designed for managers or supervisors working in the Human Services sector who are supervising teams. It’s on Tuesday 28 July in Goonellabah, 9.30am – 4.00pm.
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Aged Care Training

ACS Learning Centre has been offered an extension for Aged Care Workforce Vocational Education and Training (ACWVET) funding. They will be offering the following funded courses: Certificate IV in Aged Care and Certificate IV in Frontline Management.  Read more...

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Northern Rivers Housing Conference – Thursday 6 August 2015, Lennox Head - NSW

The conference theme is housing supply and asks the question "how can we work together to  increase the opportunities for every member of our community to have a home"  Read more...
 

Arakwal NAIDOC Film Screening

As part of the annual Northern Rivers NAIDOC Week celebrations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture the 8th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Screening will be held on Tuesday 7 July 2015 at the Byron Theatre (Byron Community Centre).  Read more...
 

Disability Services Ball

The RED Ravens, in conjunction with RED Inc., are hosting a Disability Sector Ball, Friday 17 July, 7pm at the Lismore Workers Club.  Read more...
 

Being Home 2025 Conference

Community Options Australia’s Being Home 2025 Conference will be held on 14th & 15th September 2015 in Sydney.

The event is focused on how you and your community can succeed to help people be and stay at home.
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Tweed Heads NAIDOC Week Celebrations

Tweed Heads NAIDOC Week Celebrations will run from 5th July to 10th July 2015, with events being held around the region.  Read more...
 

NAIDOC Week in Casino and Coraki

NAIDOC Week events are happening in Coraki and Casino during July… check out the program and get involved!   Read more...

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Vacancy: Property Surveyor

North Coast Community Housing Company (NCCH) are looking for an experienced Property Surveyor to join its small, dedicated Property and Development team. The role is responsible for preparing scopes of work at occupied and vacant properties for the completion of maintenance work, inviting tenders, appointing contractors and inspecting work being undertaken.
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Vacancy: Aboriginal Health Worker

Northern NSW Local Health District has a vacancy for an Aboriginal Health Worker Graduate or Non Graduate in Lismore.  Read more...
 

Vacancies at YWCA Lismore

There are two vacancies for YOUTH related employment at YWCA in Lismore: a Kick Start Coordinator and Youth Programs Coordinator.  Read more...
 

Other Employment Vacancies

Jobs in the social and community services sector are also advertised on the following websites:

         

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