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Programs to Strengthen Communities
Home and Community Care (HACC) Services provide direct and benevolent relief including domestic assistance, meals and personal care to support older Australians, younger people with a disability and their carers to be more independent at home and in the community. The HACC Development project enables people who are frail aged, have a disability and their carers to live as independently as possible in their own community through the provision of training, support, information and resources to HACC and related services.
This project provides direct support to carers of people living with dementia through the provision of education and information. The project provides small group education to the carers of people living with dementia. These carers are unpaid relatives or friends. More often than not they are the aged spouses living in rural and remote areas without formal support mechanisms and without public transport to get to services. The groups provide the carers with information about services, counselling, strategies to support them in their caring role and also referral to services that suit their needs.
Lived Experience Project
The Lived Experience Project supports transition of people with chronic mental illness into permanent employment as peer support workers in the Mental Health Sector.
Tenancy Support Project
The Tenancy Support Project provides emergency financial assistance across the Northern Rivers Region to families with children in rental accommodation who are at risk of homelessness.
The Regional Community Services Development (RCSD) Project works to build and sustain the capacity of the not for profit social and community services sector through provision of advice and information, staff development, advocacy and policy development.
Northern Rivers Social Development Council (NRSDC) and Regional Development Australia (RDA) – Northern Rivers and are working together to develop a social plan for our region and are seeking community input about what mater to them. Although each local council has its own social plan, until now there has been no avenue for thinking regionally and inviting people in our region to come together and identify our regional priorities. The regional social plan will be used for social services planning and to advocate for our region’s priorities to government.
Accessibility Information Project
The Accessibility Information Project aims to reduce transport disadvantage for people with disability in the region. The project is developing information about transport services and options in range of formats that are accessible to people with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities.
Aboriginal Employment Strategy
This project assists unemployed Aboriginal people to gain employment as trainees within community services agencies in the Northern Rivers.
Northern Rivers Youth Council
This project aims to build the self-esteem and capacity of young people by developing a representative council for young people in the region.
Youth Sector Development
The NRSDC Youth Sector Development Project aims to build capacity of youth services across the Northern Rivers to work more effectively with vulnerable and at risk young people.
Northern Rivers Homelessness Research Project