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StandBy Response Service

The StandBy Response Service is a community-based postvention program delivered by Northern Rivers Social Development Council providing 24-hour response to friends, families, associates and communities bereaved by suicide. Suicide is a time of immense crisis and the tragedy of suicide loss can create trauma, deeply affecting individuals, families and entire communities. In many cases those bereaved do not know where to turn for help or how to find supports that may already exist. The Standby Response Service provides a reliable single point of service coordination and contact, offering respect, understanding and support for the health and well being of people bereaved by suicide, Call 0417 119298 - 24 hours 7 days per week

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Welcome to the website of the Northern Rivers Social Development Council (NRSDC), a community-based not-for-profit organisation that promotes fairness and social inclusion in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. Our vision, simply put is ...together in a fair community. NRSDC supports the most vulnerable people in our community and strengthens communities by providing opportunities and services to alleviate disadvantage, engaging in advocacy and promotion, informing and educating people, organisations and government as well as encouraging partnerships, research and planning for future needs.


Latest News

Ageing and Disability Digest Aug 2014

The August 2014 Ageing and Disability Digest is now ready to download!

August Ageing and Disability Digest 2014

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Call Out for Sponsors for the Community Sector Awards

We are still looking for sponsors for this year’s Community Sector Awards event to be held on Saturday 22nd November at the Lismore City Hall.

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Vacancy: Marketing and Communications Officer

NRSDC has a vacancy for a Marketing and Communications Officer. The Marketing and Communications Officer is responsible for the implementation of key marketing and communication initiatives for the organisation. It also plays an important role in distributing information across the human services sector in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. Applications close COB August 28.

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Dementia Care Courses

The DementiaCare resource and training network runs fully facilitated dementia eLearning programs fully funded by NSW Health. There are currently three courses available.

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NSW Carers Strategy Launched

Minister for Ageing and Disability Services, the Hon. John  Ajaka MLC, released the NSW Carers Strategy at NSW Parliament House on 7 August 2014.

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Aboriginal Disability Network Conference

There’s a conference in Newcastle on 1st and 2nd October, for Aboriginal people with disability. The conference will explore how they can prepare for the changes to the disability service system.

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Allsorts Ages 12-24 Event

There’s a social event for young people on 19 September, 7-10pm at Kyogle Memorial Hall.

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Cross Cultural Awareness Workshop

A Cross Cultural Awareness Workshop facilitated by Roy Gordon and Liz Lewis will be held in Coffee Camp Hall on Tuesday, September 9. 10% of funds goes to support the Bundjalung Elders Council.

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Affordable Property For Rent in Ballina

Perfect for couples, small families and working people, this property is ready to rent now between $180-$190 per week.

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Secondary Dwelling Info Pack

Lismore City Council has now prepared a secondary dwelling information pack. The aim is to encourage more residents to build secondary dwellings (granny flats) in urban areas.

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2014 Anti-Poverty Awards - Nominations Open

Applications are now open for the 2014 Anti-Poverty Awards. These unique awards aim to recognise and highlight the hard work and dedication of individuals and schools across Australia who demonstrate a deep understanding of those in need. Applications close: 31 August.

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New Disability Inclusion Act: NCOSS Viewpoint

Last week the NSW Parliament passed the Disability Inclusion Act 2014. The new legislation replaces the Disability Services Act 1993, and updates NSW legislation to fit with contemporary approaches to disability.

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