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Clarence community members are invited to a community forum to give their ideas about what our region should be like in the future. The forum will be held at Grafton Community Centre on Wednesday, May 1 at 4pm and the ideas generated will be used by Northern Rivers Social Development Council (NRSDC) and Regional Development Australia (RDA) – Northern Rivers to develop a social plan for our region.
On any given night in Australia, 26,000 young people are homeless. Over 5000 of those will be sleeping rough while over 20,000 will be making do as best the can between on the couches or floors of other people’s houses.
Youth Homelessness Matters Day on Wednesday, April 10, is a national campaign that aims to raise public awareness about youth homelessness. This year the aim of the campaign is to get 26,000 people to pledge to give up their bed own bed for the night. Youth Connections North Coast and Northern Rivers Social Development Council have taken up that challenge and have invited community representatives and workers to take the pledge and give up their beds for the night, instead camping out on the floor of a Church hall.
Northern Rivers Social Development Council (NRSDC) and Regional Development Australia (RDA) – Northern Rivers are working together to develop a social plan for our region, and are inviting the public to have a say through a number of community forums.
Leaders in the Northern Rivers region are invited to attend a Leaders' Breakfast with Cheryl Kernot - former Australian Democrats leader and current Director of Social Business at the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) at the University of NSW. The Leaders' Breakfast will be hosted in Lismore on Friday, May 3 by Northern Rivers Social Development Council (NRSDC) and will give local community service leaders an opportunity to explore new ways to expand partnerships and conduct business in a sector that is undergoing many changes. If you wish to attend the Breakfast, phone Tracey Schofield on 66 201800. The cost is $35 per person and registrations close on April 22.