Click the links below to view the latest rental vacancy lists for the Northern Rivers region, including Tweed Heads, Lismore, Ballina, Grafton and Casino.
If you or somebody you know is homeless, or is at risk of homelessness, contact Link2Home 1800 152 152 for 24 hour emergency support.
If you are living from Tweed Heads to Grafton, you can contact Connecting Home on 1800 048 310 between 9am – 4:30pm
Monday – Friday or email [email protected]
- Tweed Heads
Grafton Greater Region Rental Properties
Ballina Greater Region Rental Properties
Lismore Greater Region Rental Properties
Tweed Shire Rental Properties
Casino North Casino Rental Properties
Are you an aspiring storyteller with disability?
For International Day of People with Disability, the ABC is looking to commission a series of factual stories to be published and broadcast across ABC platforms.
Who: To be eligible, you must live in Australia, be over 18, have a disability and be available to work on your content between September and November 2021.
What: We want you to pitch a non-fiction, original story idea. It could be your lived experience, an issue you see affecting your community, a stereotype you want to dispel or a celebration of life as a person with disability.
You will be paid for your work.
How: Fill in the form below by midnight Monday, August 9, telling us about your idea, how you will produce it and your previous content-making experience.
What are we looking for? When you pitch your story idea, you will need to select a format that best suits what you want to do. The ABC is looking for story ideas that fit the following formats:
Video: 2 – 3 minute short-form video.
Audio: 2 – 3 minute package.
Written article: an 800-word feature article.
Social Media: Instagram or Facebook stories, or a photo essay, for example.
If you’re successful, you will work with an ABC producer between September and November 2021 to produce the story.
If you are unable to fill out the form for any reason, please email [email protected] with your idea.
Find out how you can get involved this year on the IDPwD website.
Principal Solicitor – location Lismore
The Principal Solicitor is responsible for the operation of the Centre’s legal practice, supervises the Centre’s legal work and works closely with the Centre Manager, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Centre. NRCLC is looking for an experienced solicitor with demonstrated skills in legal practice, demonstrated capacity to work within a community development framework and experience working with communities that experience barriers to accessing justice.
Applications close 9am, Thursday 19 August 2021.
Please visit the website for further information and to apply:
The Centre for Aboriginal Health in NSW Health is hosting a Q&A session: Yarn Up about COVID-19 for Aboriginal communities this Thursday 29 July at 3pm via Facebook:
It’s an opportunity for anyone who has a question or concern about vaccinations or the vaccination process and what you need to do to Keep Our Mob Safe.
Further information below – please feel free to share with your families and friends, and encourage people to ask questions or concerns.
Facebook Q&A session for Aboriginal communities
The Centre for Aboriginal Health is hosting a Yarn Up video event about COVID-19 vaccination which will be featured on the NSW Health Facebook page on Thursday 29 July 2021 at 3pm (similar to the Ask Dr Jan videos).
Homelessness Australia is raising awareness of this major issue for many people living in Australia. Please register for the online launch of “Everybody Needs a Home”, Monday 2 August 2021 from 11am – 12:15pm.
Launched by Minister Sukkar, Minister for Housing and Homelessness and hosted by the ABC’s Patricia Karvelas, Dr Angela Jackson, Lead Economist, Equity Economics will talk about her report commissioned by the Everybody’s Home campaign: Nowhere to go.
This will be followed by a panel discussion including including Jason Clare, Shadow Housing and Homelessness Minister, Senator Mehreen Faruqi, Greens spokesperson on housing and homelessness and Angela Jackson.
Registration via the link below:
Every Australian deserves a place to call home. You can add your voice to the Everybody’s Home campaign here: http://everybodyshome.com.au/
Recommendations of other supports to offer to your staff, clients or family and friends that may need someone to talk to or online resources as a result of changing life circumstances. See list below.
Beyond Blue (looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak)
1300 224 636
Beyond Blue (online forum discussion about coping)
Black Dog Institute (COVID-19 resources for anxiety, stress & wellbeing)
Butterfly Foundation (tips and advice for people with an eating disorder)
1800 334 673
email: [email protected]
Emerging Minds (talking to children about natural disasters, traumatic events or worries about the future)
08 8367 0888
Email: [email protected]
Headspace (support for young people)
1800 650 890
Lifeline (mental health wellbeing)
13 11 14
Mindspot (staying mentally & physically well)
1800 614 434
Roses in the Ocean (mental health tips for working from home)
Phoenix Australia (tips for self-care and families)
03 9035 5599
Suicide Call Back Service
1300 659 467
NSW Mental Health Line
1800 011 511
Kids Helpline (contact anytime for any reason)
1800 551 800
1800 Respect (NSW) Sexual Assault, Domestic family violence counselling service
1800 737 732
1300 789 978
https://mensline.org.au/ offering telephone and online counselling service
Women’s Line (QLD) 24/7 contact for domestic, family or sexual violence
1800 811 811
Brother to Brother (Australia’s First 24 Hour hotline assisting Aboriginal Men)
1800 435 799
to assist Aboriginal Men struggling with relationships, family violence, drug and Alcohol issues or COVID-19 induced stress.
A range of English and translated resources from various NSW Government departments have been produced, that may be of use in your communities. There is information about:
- Stay at home orders
- COVID safe behaviours
- Vaccine experiences
- The importance of getting a COVID test
LANGUAGE COMMUNITY MEMBER VIDEO LINKS
Arabic – Bashar Hanna, Australian Mesopotamian Cultural Association
Arabic – Dr Mustafa Al-Qyasi, ED, Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital
Arabic – Robyn El-Khair, Community Participation Manager Fairfield Hospital
Arabic – Swava Njaim, Registered Nurse, Emergency Department, Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital
Assyrian – Carmen Lazar, Assyrian Resource Centre
Assyrian – Dr Daniel Sada, GP, Greenway Medical Hub
Assyrian – Dr Paul Azzi, Respiratory Advanced Trainee, Campbelltown Hospital
Assyrian – Paul Gorgees, Multicultural Health Officer, Multicultural Health Service
Bangla – Dr Sabrin Farooqui, Cultural Diversity Network
Cantonese – Prof Danforn Lim, President of the Chinese Medicine Council of NSW
English – Dr Mustafa Al-Qyasi, ED, Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital
English – Robyn El-Khair, Community Participation Manager, Fairfield Hospital
English – Swava Njaim, Registered Nurse, Emergency Department, Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital
Greek – Father George Liangas, Burwood Greek Orthodox Church
Hindi – Dr Ankur Srivastava, Cumberland and Westmead Hospitals
Hindi – Maansi Arora, Medical Registrar – Sutherland Hospital
Mandarin – Dr Alvina Ng, Emergency Department, Auburn Hospital
Mandarin – Prof Danforn Lim, President of the Chinese Medicine Council of NSW
Punjabi – Pritpal Tiwana, Australian Sikh Association
Tamil – Dr S Thava Seelan OAM, Bridgeview Medical Practice
Vietnamese – Dr Harry Doan, Director, Medical Services, Fairfield Hospital
Social Media Tiles to support the above messages, translated in language to download and use as required:
– English, Gujarati, Samoan and Somali:
– Dinka, Rohingya and Serbian:
– Additional 51 languages:
Below are YouTube links to the latest campaign videos in multiple languages:
– Vaccine safety and where residential Aged Care workers can get a vaccine
– GP videos
– Aged Care residents on COVID-19 vaccine experience
– Resources on continuing COVID safe behaviours
If you have any questions please contact:
Renee Kastanias | Communications Manager, NSW Ageing and Disability Commission
T 02 8753 9196 M 0438 489 245
E [email protected]
About Agent C: Three workshops will be delivered online in August for young people aged 14-21 examining the rise of racist/hateful fake news, conspiracy theories and how that intersects with things like power and privilege.
This new project is led by All Together Now in partnership with headspace Camperdown and Bondi Junction. However workshops are open to young people throughout all of NSW.
See link to the flyer below with more information about the program and how to register.
Agent C Flyer
Dementia Essentials Free Online training. This nationally-accredited training course explores strategies to assist with good communication, planning, developing appropriate activities and understanding changed behaviour in people living with dementia.
See link for full details, including course dates and registration: https://dta.com.au/dementia-essentials/
One of our Grafton colleagues has just completed the free online training and recommends this to any of you that would like to update your learning in Dementia Essentials. She has many years working in the community sector and she would encourage any of you to consider this.
Kerry shared, “I just finished the Dementia Essentials free online training which was a really good refresher and I also learnt some new perspectives. It’s worth recommending to others who have a few hours per week for 6 weeks. 2 hours Zoom session weekly and a little homework.”
Social futures and Clarence Valley Libraries are hosting a free workshop for Carers of People living with Dementia at the Grafton Library Wednesday 11 August at 10am – 12pm.
The workshop will focus on “Building Resilience and Mindfulness for Carers”.
Why should Carers Come?
- Learn new strategies to care for themselves
- Meet other Carers
- Take a few hours for themselves
- Share morning tea
If you need some support using technology, the library staff can offer assistance.
Register by phone through the Grafton Library: (02) 6641 0100.
Or contact Heather Tannock for any inquiries about the session: [email protected] / 0408 132 838.