Northern Rivers Housing Forum
We are working towards a Northern Rivers Region where people have access to appropriate and affordable housing.
The steering group for the Northern Rivers Housing Forum meets every two months and members include community housing providers, homelessness services, local governments, NSW Government agencies, community and academic representatives, other relevant services and representatives from local housing and homelessness networks in Tweed, Richmond and Clarence.
This regional forum facilitates ongoing discussion and dissemination of relevant information among stakeholders, provides opportunity for collaboration and responding to challenges in our housing and homelessness service systems, research and policy development.
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Regional communities in NSW are doing it tougher than their city dwelling counterparts. That’s the message from new research mapping social and economic disadvantage across the state released by the New South Wales Council of Social Services (NCOSS) today, echoing...read more
The world is making much more sense to Catherine Ryan since she was accepted onto the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The 33 year old lives in Orange and has experienced schizophrenia for as long as she can remember, disrupting her education and...read more
Nicole was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in December 2009. She tells her story in her own words: I went to the doctor because I had three cold fingers and that's when I got the diagnosis. It was devastating. I was a full-time working mother and it seemed like...read more
Joseph's birthday in November last year was a double celebration - turning 40, and spending his first year as a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participant. He marked the occasion with a concert in front of 80 invited guests, singing covers of his...read more
Social Futures is offering a new program called Opportunity Pathways for Rent Choice recipients and social housing clients to help them access education, training and work in the Northern Rivers region. The program offers flexible, personalised support to people who...read more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6oelxtWYyQ&t=31s This year the Deaf Community will have more access to the Byron Writers Festival, beginning with an Auslan-signed promotional video developed in collaboration with Social Futures’ Far North Coast (FNC) Ability Links....read more
Fight Like A Girl self-defence has come back to B-Space in Ballina for a six-week course starting 23 May 2019. This is a girls’ only class that builds confidence and empowers participants with useful skills in a safe and fun environment. The course is being taught by...read more
... and the impact of the Stolen Generations on all Aboriginal people in Australia. Our thoughts are with our staff, our participants, our wider communities and their loved ones. We remember and honour Elders past, present and those who are yet to come. Sorry Day has...read more
The circus in Patricia's head started when she was a small child growing up in Sydney. “Even before I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder I always knew something was wrong,” she says. “When I was very young I used to take days off school because I felt unwell, and...read more
The Right Support. Right Time. 2019 Better Chances Regional Forum held on 13 June 2019 at Lennox Head Cultural and Community Centre focused on and explored the question, can children, young people and families we work with get the right support at the...read more