(02) 6620 1800 [email protected]
Tweed Shire Housing and Homelessness – Covid response brochure

Tweed Shire Housing and Homelessness – Covid response brochure

Please see below link to the Tweed Shire Housing and Homelessness Network Support Services and Food Distribution Services brochure in response to Covid-19.

Tweed Shire Housing and Homelessness Network- Service information

For more information please contact :

Sylvia Roylance, Community Development Officer – Families and Youth, Tweed Shire Council

Phone: 02 6670 2736

Email: [email protected]

Launch of the Quality Vision for Aged Care

Launch of the Quality Vision for Aged Care

The Aged Care Sector Committee (ACSC) has recently released its Quality Vision for Aged Care to support the aged care sector in delivering consumer centred care and enhance the quality of life and quality of care for senior Australians.

The goal of the Quality Vision is for all Australian Government-subsidised aged care services to demonstrate high quality, consumer centred services that are safe, effective, inclusive, caring, transparent, accessible, responsive, and well-led. The principle of continuous improvement supports these characteristics at both a service and sector level.

The vision was prepared by the Quality Sub-group, formed by the ACSC, to:

  • develop a strategic vision for quality in aged care
  • investigate and prioritise the components of a strategic vision for quality in aged care in the 2020s.

One page posters providing visual representations of the Quality Vision have been developed.

The Quality Vision and supporting resources can be found on the Australian Government Department of Health website

Lismore Library reopening their buildings Wednesday, 1 July

Lismore Library reopening their buildings Wednesday, 1 July

Staff are excited to welcome you back to the library!
There are some special conditions affecting the reopening…

eg: Social distancing and sanitised hands.
EFTPOS payments
Stay at home if you are not well.
Reduced hours, seating and staff.  More info at http://www.rtrl.nsw.gov.au 

Returned items will be in quarantine for 72hours before being loaned out again.
Reserve items online. More info at http://www.rtrl.nsw.gov.au 
Some technology available.

The libraries and associated network will still be available on line 24/7f or ebooks and emagazines etc
Storytime will still be accessible on Facebook.

See full information here: https://mailchi.mp/59e3061455f1/news-free-workshops-for-local-businesses-352372?e=67184ed62d

Post-COVID Courageous Conversations Campaign- It Takes a Town

Post-COVID Courageous Conversations Campaign- It Takes a Town

Do you feel that now is the time to bring the community together to make changes? 

Want to help share and hear stories that help us to find a way forward?

If so, let’s work together to activate community resilience!


Over the past year, much of Australia has experienced back to back challenges, the most recent being Coronavirus. Each challenge has followed the previous one so quickly that it has not given us much time to reflect and respond as a community. 

Now that the restrictions are easing, the Courageous Conversations Campaign is about taking the opportunity to come together, reflect, share stories of struggle and resilience and find a way we can recover and move forward as a more resilient community. Through our training events, we will share our stories with one another and offer our conversations framework as a tool for community members to have transformative conversations. The campaign will create a shared understanding of what needs to change and build a strong community network in the lead up to the It Takes a Town Reset 2484 workshop later this year. The Reset 2484 Workshop will be an opportunity for the community to imagine and create the changes needed to respond to the changes in the world around us. The Courageous Conversations Campaign will make sure the discussion that takes place responds to the needs faced in the community. 

It Takes a Town: Courageous Conversations Online Info Session

Wednesday the 1st of July 7pm-7.45

Community members are welcome to join an online 30-minute information session to find out more about the Courageous Conversations campaign and learn about how to become involved.

Event registration link to be used in FB registration link


It Takes a Town: Courageous Conversations Morning Tea

Knox Park, Murwillumbah

Saturday the 11th of July at 10am to 12noon

From 10am-12noon on Saturday the 11th of July we will be holding a morning tea at Knox Park. At this session we will introduce you to the Courageous Conversations framework, a set of tools to help us listen and enquire more deeply. You can register for this event here.

It Takes a Town: Courageous Conversations Online Training
Tuesday 14 July- 7pm-8:30pm

For more information contact [email protected] or phone 0490 510 812

Buttery Outreach Programs

Buttery Outreach Programs

The Buttery CCCRPAS Outreach Program provides support for individuals who have recently engaged with drug and alcohol treatment services that are wanting to continue on their wellness journey and get support addressing their unmet psycho-social needs.

This can be support in gaining suitable and safe housing, support to access training to improve employment opportunities, assistance to navigate family court matters – simply put it is a program developed to support individuals to meet the needs that they see are important to them.

Support Facilitators will work with individuals to identify and develop goals that are personalised and right for them. Once these goals have been developed the support facilitators will then create an action plan and walk alongside whilst they are achieved.

Throughout this process the support facilitator works closely with services and the participant providing coordination of care.

The Buttery Aftercare Program provides support from Tweed Heads to Port Macquarie.

Participants need to be 18 years of age to engage in the program.

Please call our centralised intake line on 02 6687 1111 or contact our intake team on [email protected]


Tweed Shire Housing and Homelessness – Covid response brochure

Fred’s Place altered opening hours

As a result of COVID Fred’s Place opening hours will be temporarily changed. From next week (19-06-2020) Fred’s Place will be closed on Friday until the end of September.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we will be open as per usual.

Kind regards,

Femke Romeijn | Assistant Team Leader (Work days are Thursday, Friday)

Fred’s Place | St Vincent de Paul Society  |  Lismore Diocesan Central Council

P  07 5536 1906  |  M  0439 607 649  |  E  [email protected]

Fax 07 5536 7543 |  www.vinnies.org.au


International Dementia Conference

International Dementia Conference

Hear from and connect with renowned speakers from across the globe and Australia, as they share insights, latest research and thought provoking content that will challenge and inform your practice.

Your unique online pass will give you exclusive access to all keynote speakers and panel sessions, with interactive Q&A sessions and the opportunity to participate in post-session chat forums.

You can experience the Conference from any device, anywhere in the world

For more information or to register click here