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A group of Northern Rivers’ Community Services students, all of whom have a Lived Experience with mental health issues, are launching the 'Ulysses' project, an exciting new online resource for people affected by mental illness, either directly or indirectly, including family, friends, carers and community service providers.
Northern Rivers Social Development Council has joined calls to ensure that funding for social housing is not cut as part of any wind back of stimulus funding. Stimulus funding for social housing has already been cut once and key community groups, including the Australian Council for Social Service, National Shelter and the ACTU, are concerned that further cuts to funding for social housing may be made in response to improving economic conditions.
Northern Rivers Social Development Council has expressed disappointment at the failure of the government to invest in much needed services in today’s NSW Budget. According to NRSDC President, Marg Barnes, the State government has missed the opportunity to invest in programs that strengthen communities across the Northern Rivers ...
Northern Rivers Social Development Council has welcomed today’s NSW Budget announcements on new funding for neighbourhood centres, disability services, housing and youth training initiatives but expressed disappointment at the lack of spending on key priorities for the region.
Social innovation vital for enabling sustainable local and regional development. Northern Rivers Social Enterprise Symposium shows the way
Northern Rivers businesses and local councils need to catch on to the global movement of social responsibility in order to survive in our region, according to Social Business Development Manager at Northern Rivers Social Development Council (NRSDC), Sasha Graham.
“Business people, non-profits, NGOs and councils in the Northern Rivers region can create positive social change and economic diversity by re-thinking the way they operate,” Ms Graham said. “By embracing the concept of social enterprise and sustainable development, they can benefit themselves and their communities”
On November 22, NRSDC will hold the first Northern Rivers Social Enterprise Symposium to promote social innovation and highlight ways of diversifying the local economy and Ms Graham believes the Northern Rivers area is ripe for embracing these ideas.