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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.


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Election Forums Kick Off in Tweed Next Monday!

The first of NRSDC's regional State Election Candidate's Forums will be held in Tweed Heads next Monday, March 9.

Voters are invited to attend the first of the series of 'Meet the Candidates' Pre-Election Forums to voice their concerns and hear what their local candidates view as priorities for their community. The Tweed forum is on 6-8pm at South Tweed Bowls Club, Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads.

With the NSW State Election only weeks away NRSDC will be holding the Candidate’s Forums focussing on community issues in the four state electorates in the region. 

The forums are an important opportunity for people who are seeking election to let us all know what their vision for our community is; how they will deal with key issues such as homelessness; how to make transport more available in our region, and how they will build child and family wellbeing. 

It is important to show our elected representatives that the community cares about social issues, so please let people know about the forums and come prepared with questions. 

People can also submit questions for candidates by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Details for the events are:

Tweed – Monday 9 March, South Tweed Bowls Club – 6-8pm

Ballina – Wednesday 11 March, Ballina Surf Club 6-8pm

Clarence – Tuesday 17 March, South Grafton Ex Services Club, 6-8pm

Lismore – Wednesday 18 March, Lismore Workers Club, 6-8pm

 
Meet the Candidates Forum - 2015 Election

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Far North Coast Ability Linker

Would you like to be part of a team to reshape and improve the way people with disability, their families and carers are supported by placing them at the centre of decision making?

 

 

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Have Your Say - Homelessness Sector Survey

The Industry Partnership, made up of the three homelessness peaks, has been developing a three-year Homelessness Sector Industry Strategy, which includes a Workforce Plan. They want feedback from anyone working in the homelessness sector.

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2015 NRMA Insurance Community Grants

Applications opened 1 March. Grants of up to $5,000 are available for initiatives aimed at making local communities safer, stronger and more confident.

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Vacancy: Chief Executive Officer - Casino

This high-level leadership role demands a CEO who can drive continuous improvement and innovation through vital service provision while ensuring that the organisation effectively manages and develops its people, finances, assets, risks and resources.

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NFP Scholarships Available

A range of scholarships are available for NFP organisations to help with education, training and mentoring programs that will improve their ability to lead and manage their organisation.

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Employment Rights - Online Workshop

This community workers' webinar will give you the knowledge you need to help your clients to get a better deal at work. Employment rights: Legal Solutions to Common Problems at Work is on 10.00am - 11.00am, Thursday 12 March.

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HSNet Launch and Roadshow

The new HSNet (Human Services Network) will be launched in April 2015 and the HSNet team are in the final stages of preparations including a statewide roadshow. HSNet staff will be travelling across NSW providing a system demonstration and answering any questions you may have from 10 March to 20 March 2015. There is a session in Lismore on 17th March.

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Children and Bilingualism Seminar

A free event in Lismore aims to help family and educators to raise children speaking more than one language. Dr Christine Jones Díaz will visit Lismore on March 14 to demonstrate the benefits of bi/multilingualism in childhood in a keynote address on “Children and Bilingualism” at the Lismore Workers Club from 6-8pm.

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'McClure Report' Recognises Key Role of Co-Ops and Mutuals

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals has described the launch by Social Services Minister Scott Morrison of the Federal Government's inquiry into welfare reform, the McClure Report, as a game-changer for our sector.

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InRhythm Young People’s Support Group

Northern Kids Care will be running an 8-week group for 12-17 yr olds - for young people who have a parent experiencing a mental health problem. Starting Thursday 12 March to 14 May (8 weeks excluding school holidays).

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