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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

Young Songwriters Finalists - Live Performances!

The region’s top young songwriters will front up to a panel of judges and a live audience on Thursday, April 16, as they unveil their talents in the final showdown of the Young Songwriters competition 2015 at Lismore City Bowling Club.

The free public event is open to all ages and will feature live performances of the best local young composers selected as finalists in each music category: Pop, Folk, Urban/Electronic, Punk/Metal and Rock/Indie.

Winners will be announced on the night, with the judges awarding a best male and a best female Songwriter of the Year, as well as the winners and runners up for each category.

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Expression of Interest: Lismore Communities for Children

YWCA NSW is calling for Expressions of Interest from suitable non-government organisations to deliver the Lismore Communities for Children ‘In School Support’ Program.

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Songkran Day - Thai New Year Celebration

Northern Rivers Thai Community will be celebrating the Thai New Year on Sunday 5th April with a free special event at Southern Cross University: 10AM to 3PM. All welcome!

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Family Centre Term 2 Course Calendar

The Family Centre has released its Term 2 Course Calendar, with a range of courses in parenting, relationships and communication.

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Interrelate Launches Crowdfunding Appeal to Eradicate Bullying

Interrelate has launched a crowdfunding appeal to expand delivery of its bullying awareness program in primary schools to an additional 10,000 students.

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Indigenous Traineeships

NovaSkill is offering Indigenous traineeships in Byron.

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Study on the Innovation Capability of Australian Not-For-Profits

Commissioned by GiveEasy and Australia Post, this exclusive report reveals the current innovation performance of Not-For-Profits in Australia and the opportunities and barriers the face to drive innovation further in the sector.

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EOIs for RDA

Expressions Of Interest are being sought for Deputy Chair and Committee positions with Regional Development Australia (RDA) Northern Rivers. Expressions of interest close on Tuesday 7 April 2015.

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Integrated Holiday Dance School

Alstonville’s Little Dragons – a dance and creative arts group for people with and without disabilities – are holding a 3-day holiday school: Integrated  Easter dance and creative arts School on 15, 16 and 17 April from 9am to 5pm.

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Writing Winning Funding Proposals

NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) is running a workshop in Lismore exploring From Grant Funding to Procurement Process in the new funding environment: Wednesday, 24 June 2015 from 9:15AM to 3:30PM.

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NDS Housing Recommendations

National Disability Services (NDS) has released a paper, Changing the System, which is their response to the Social Housing in NSW discussion paper.

It recommends that the NSW Government establish a state-wide affordable housing levy to secure the revenue that is desperately required to create new stock.

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Carers NSW 2015 Biennial Conference

The Carers NSW 2015 Biennial Conference will take place on 21-22 May 2015 at Novotel Sydney Olympic Park. It is a must-do event for professionals, disability and other service providers, government representatives and employers working with carers to share strategies, research and innovative approaches in carer support.

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