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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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Suicide Call Back service: 1300 659 467


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The Australian Service Excellence Standards are quality standards for Community Services developed for the sector by the sector.   

The Australian Service Excellence Standards (ASES) star is a nationally recognised accreditation symbol that marks NRSDC’s achievement in

quality improvement in service outcomes and demonstrates our pride in service quality to our clients and staff.


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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.

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The Northern Rivers Social Development Council (NRSDC) is a community-based not-for-profit organisation that promotes fairness and social inclusion in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. 

 Would you like to join a diverse and collaborative team in a key regional organisation working to advance community wellbeing in the Northern Rivers?  

Lismore Transport Expo 2015

Come along to the Lismore Transport Expo 2015 for everything you need to know about getting around in Lismore and beyond!


Find out about the new regional transport info line, bus timetables, fare concessions, community transport, car pooling and more.

Chat with transport providers and check out the entries in the primary schools art competition on the theme ‘How would you get to school if you didn’t have a car?’

The Expo is on Thursday 10th September at Lismore Shopping Square from 9am to 4pm.

Vacancy: Family Intake Officer (Intake Team), Family Referral Service (Lismore)

The Far North Coast Family Referral Service (FNCFRS) is a joint project of Interrelate and the Northern Rivers Social Development Council. The project will provide a service access point consisting of a telephone hotline, face to face referral and outreach services to connect families in need with appropriate local services. The service will directly assist families in need and the services that support them. The FNCFRS has been established to support the safety and wellbeing of children and young people as part of the NSW Government’s Keep Them Safe initiative.   Closing date for applications: COB (5pm) Monday 14th September 2015.  

TAFE DV Skills Development Strategy Survey

The Skills Development Strategy (SDS) is funded by FACS and administered by Women NSW (now with NSW Health) in partnership with TAFE South Western Sydney Institute.  The strategy is part of the NSW It Stops Here Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) reforms.

TAFE will be conducting training under the strategy in 16 sites across the State commencing in September 2015 and running through to March 2016 and has requested urgent distribution of the invitation to relevant DFV networks  - DVLC administrators and DV-funded services.

Child Protection Week Event in Ballina

There’ll be an event in Fawcett Park, Ballina on Monday 7th Sept 10am – 12.30pm, with Children’s Activity Time, Colouring, Painting, Threading, Play-dough, Balloons, Badges, Pictures and Stories!

Information Session: Federal Budget Impact on Retirees

Are you confused about changes and the impacts of the Federal Budget? Byron Shire Council, in collaboration with Mark O’Dwyer from Centrelink, will be holding an information session on the impact of the Federal Budget on retirees: it's on at the Ocean Shores Country Club in Orana Road, Ocean Shores, on Wednesday 23 September 9.30 to 11.45am. 

Free Professional Development Opportunity For Community Sector and Health Sector Workers

Lifeline is running a free accredited course in Domestic Violence Response Training (DV-alert) for health, allied health and community frontline workers who come in contact with people experiencing or at risk of domestic violence as part of their work. A two-day face-to-face DV-alert workshop for Community Sector Workers will be held at the Byron Community Centre, 69 Jonson St, Byron Bay, November 25th and 26th 2015.

Anti-Discrimination Board Memorandum of Understanding with NSW Fair Trading

An Aboriginal woman phones a real estate agent, who says that there are properties available in her price range. When she goes to the office in person, she is told that there is nothing available. Her Caucasian friend goes to the office the same day and is offered several properties. 

Having heard many such cases, the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW has signed a memorandum of understanding with the NSW Office of Fair Trading which will enable the two bodies to more actively address discrimination against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the real estate industry.

Vacancy: Early Years Project Coordinator

The Family Centre has an opportunity for a suitably qualified Early Years Project Coordinator to join its team based in Murwillumbah. Applications close 4.30pm Monday September 21, 2015.

Leading for Purpose Research Revealed

The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) at the University of Western Australia Business School has recently published the results of an applied research program Learning for Purpose. How does the NFP sector convert it’s “social acumen” in a manner that will support its vision to have a social impact?

Upcoming Event: Impact Investment Summit

Join international impact investment experts for a Summit not to be missed in Sydney this October! Leading investment advisors will descend upon Doltone House in Sydney, 19-21 October for the Impact Investment Summit - Asia Pacific.  The leading lineup will feature Beau Sneil from Unitus Impact, an impact investment fund backed by Bill Gates, and Andrew Kuper from Leapfrog Investments.

Record $100,000 in Local Grant Funding Available!

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Recipients of the NRCF’s 2014 Grants Round celebrate.

2015 will see the Northern Rivers Community Foundation (“the NRCF”) distribute a record $100,000 in funding to local charities and not-for-profit organisations with its latest grants round. The Grant Applications will open on Monday, 7th September 2015 and close on Tuesday, 6th October 2015.

In recognition and celebration of 2015 being the NRCF’s 11th anniversary of local giving, eligible organisations can apply for a special $30,000 grant, in addition to the usual grant-giving amounts.

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