Social Futures Dirty Laundry Day Project LogoThe Dirty Laundry Day Project fast facts:

  • Up to 80% of women who experience intimate partner violence or sexual assault do not report to the police.
  • White Ribbon Day, Australia’s campaign to prevent men’s violence against women, is held on 25th November.
  • Dirty Laundry Tee shirts created by women who have experienced domestic violence and advocates will be displayed in Norther Rivers shop windows to raise awareness.

Social Futures has created a Dirty Laundry Day Information Kit to make it super easy for businesses and community groups to get involved and run their own Dirty Laundry Day workshops. Find out more about the Dirty Laundry Day Project here

Social Futures is a National Disability Insurance Scheme Partner delivering NDIS Local Area Coordination services in regional New South Wales during the transition period January 2017-June 2018.

We will support people with disability and their families to plan for the NDIS in advance of the roll out, which starts in many parts of regional NSW in July 2017.

To contact your nearest NDIS Local Area Coordinator call 1800 522 679 (1800 LAC NSW)

A resounding YES!! & Love is love 💙❤️💚💜💛

Photo of a Rainbow flagSocial Futures Welcomes ‘Yes’ Result And Calls On Australian Government To Legislate For Same-Sex Marriage. It has been a time of anxiety for many, but Australians can be proud of our inclusive communities which have finally spoken out for marriage equality.

ACON – NSW’s leading LGBTI health organisation – has launched the Stronger Together resource to assist members of the LGBTI community to stay strong, and remind them that support and care is available.

ACON will have additional counselling staff in the lead up to and the days following the announcement of the postal survey results to assist community members needing support. Contact ACON on (02) 9206 2000 or visit for more information about our support services.

Support is also available from mental health organisations such as QLife (, Beyond Blue, SANE Australia, Twenty10, headspace, Relationships Australia, Lifeline and the Blackdog Institute.

Saying Yes for Lisa and Siggy

Lisa Cook has been in a long term relationship with her partner Siggy for twenty six years. They have six acres of paradise on the Northern Rivers hinterland which they are regenerating with native trees and are planning to build their new home, with studio space for Siggy to devote to her painting practice.

Lisa began work at Social Futures Strategy and Engagement team at the beginning of 2015 as Project Officer for Ageing and Disability. The issue of marriage equality directly affects Lisa and Siggy and they were gracious enough to make time to explain why. Click HERE for their story.


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FACS Rent Choice Consultations

FACS is undertaking development of a new Rent Choice product to assist adults with low incomes, who have been private renters over the long term but have suffered a single destabilising event, such as retrenchment or serious but finite illness, that has reduced their income and/or increased expenses. FACS has engaged Catherine Stuart from Lee Road Consulting to conduct consultations with local practitioners, to inform and develop the policy framework for the new Rent Choice product.

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Working Together to Connect School Services

Are you working in public schools in the Lismore and Richmond Valley region? Would you like to connect with the School Services team? A ‘meet and greet’ session will be held on Monday 27 November 10am-11.30am at the Education Office, 610 Ballina Rd, Goonellabah.

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Join this free video conference at the University Centre for Rural Health. The NSW Youth Health Forum "Family breakup: Supporting young people through separation and conflict" is being video streamed live across NSW from The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

To join the free conference on 29 November 2017 RSVP
before the 20th November 2017 (or when capacity is reached)

Phone Summa Hicks, headspace Lismore, Community Engagement Coordinator on 02 6625 0200 or email
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