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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

October Ageing and Disability Digest

The latest Ageing and Disability Digest is now ready to download. Ageing and Disability Digest October2014

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Family Outreach Worker

NRSDC is looking for a person who is passionate about providing services to keep children safe and strengthen families

 

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Get Ready To Have A Ball!

2014NRCS ROARING

The Community Sector Ball 2014 is fast approaching and we are looking forward to seeing you there on the 22nd November at the newly renovated Lismore City Hall.

 

The theme of the evening is Roaring 20s - come and join us for a night of cabaret performers and celebrate our Regional Sector Award nominees and winners.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW. Be quick as tickets are limited! Tickets available online at https://2014northernriverscommunitysectorball.eventbrite.com.au

 

Our MC for the evening is our region’s world famous poet David Hallett, who is also the organiser of the spectacular Blue Moon Cabaret. Confirmed headline band is 11-piece swing band the Well Swung Daddies! We are also excited to announce the highly experienced Nick Penn, from the Brisbane’s Sit Down Comedy club, as our comedian in 2014.

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Case Manager- Accommodation Support and Complex Needs

Would you like to work as part of a dynamic team providing services to vulnerable members of our community?

 

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Animal Welfare Law Forum

The Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre's Animal Law & Education Project, in partnership with the Animal Defenders Office are holding a community forum to discuss the effectiveness of our current reporting system for animal welfare complaints and enforcement of our existing animal welfare laws. It’s on Sunday, November 30.

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Lismore’s Reclaim the Night

Join Women, Children and their Supporters and dance through the streets, SAY NO to Violence Against Women in Our Community and all over the World! It’s on from 6pm, Friday October 31, in Spinks Park, Lismore.

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Supports for Social Housing Tenants

Place and Estate Management in Programs and Service Design are currently implementing and evaluating three demonstration projects to support social housing tenants into education and employment.

One of these projects, Tools for Success is a one-year demonstration project to encourage women living in social housing to move into non-traditional trades.

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Music Marathon

The Northern Rivers Conservatorium is holding a Music Marathon on Saturday 1 Nov 10:00-4:00. witness 12 hours of non-stop music as Conservatorium Students raise funds for new equipment. 10:00-4:00 may only be 6 hours, but two stages running simultaneously gives twelve hours of performing!

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NCOSS 2015 Election Platform

On 22 October, NCOSS will launch its 2015 election Platform and begin the work of putting this plan on all candidates’ agenda ahead of the March election.

They want to rally the community sector to write to MPs, ministers indicating support for the platform.

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Your Input Needed: Communicating With People From CALD Backgrounds

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) new People, Culture and Communication Project will assist disability services to better communicate with and support people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. This may include existing and potential participants emerging as the sector transitions to the NDIS.

Now feedback is needed via two specially developed surveys.

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Charity Funding Not Working: Pro Bono News

In the latest edition of Pro Bono News, a majority of Not for Profit Chief Executives anticipate an increase in demand for their services over the next 12 months, yet are unsure of their ability to meet the demand despite growth in funding, a new national survey has revealed.

The landmark Not for Profit GoodStart initiative to run more than 600 child care centres around Australia has been recognised in the top ten of a new global philanthropy list.

And hot on the heels of the Google Not for Profit Technology Challenge, the global search engine is offering free access to its suite of enterprise level apps to Australian Not for Profits.

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DV Line Resources

The DV Line is promoting its services to SHS providers to provide an understanding of the role of the DV Line and how they will work with them.

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