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Escaping Violence Payment

Escaping Violence Payment

The new Escaping Violence Payment (EVP) trial as announced in the 2021-22 Federal Budget has commenced. The service provider delivering this trial, UnitingCare Network, commenced operations on the EVP on Tuesday, October 19. Financial insecurity is a key barrier to...

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Trial for Escaping Violence Payment begins

Trial for Escaping Violence Payment begins

The new Escaping Violence Payment (EVP) trial as announced in the 2021-22 Federal Budget has commenced. The service provider delivering this trial, UnitingCare Network, commenced operations on the EVP on Tuesday October 19 . Financial insecurity is a key barrier to...

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What is Carer Gateway?

What is Carer Gateway?

What is Carer Gateway? Carer Gateway provides in-person, phone  and online services and support to Australia’s  2.65 million unpaid carers. By calling 1800 422 737 Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm, you can talk to a Carer Gateway service provider who will help you...

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Grafton Interagency Speed Networking – Family Separation

Grafton Interagency Speed Networking – Family Separation

There is a free Grafton Interagency Speed Networking Event. Connecting professionals in the broader family law system aims to achieve the best outcomes for separating families and to improve coordination between organisations operating within the family law system. It...

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Family and Carer October Calendar

Family and Carer October Calendar

The Family and Carer Mental Health training calendar is out now.  We offer an opportunity to family and supporters of those with mental health issues to get together, check in, learn something new and look after themselves. We're not currently running face-to-face...

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Access and Inclusion Community Survey from Byron Shire

Access and Inclusion Community Survey from Byron Shire

Byron Shire Council invites you to complete the All Welcome – Access and Inclusion Community Survey to inform the next Disability Inclusion Action Plan. Please take a few minutes to tell us how you feel about access and inclusion in the Byron Shire and what we can do...

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Community Sector News

Community Sector News

This week is Community Sector Climate Change Advocacy Week (4-8 October)! Climate change is increasing extreme weather events that threaten our environment, as well as people’s homes, livelihoods, health, quality of life, employment and increases risks and burdens for...

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Social Sector Support Fund – closes Friday, October 8

Social Sector Support Fund – closes Friday, October 8

The $50 million Social Sector Support Fund was announced by the NSW Government in August 2021. It is part of the $200 million support package for not-for profitsopens in new window. The SSSF is for eligible charities and Not-For-Profits (NFPs) in the social, health,...

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New artwork installed in Lismore Laneways Precinct

New artwork installed in Lismore Laneways Precinct

Lismore’s Laneways Precinct is coming to life - a new piece of artwork has been installed in Eggins Lane. The Antechinus Family by 2021 Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk winner and installation artist, Andrew Cullen, features a series of cheeky wire sculptures of this...

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Elder financial abuse – know the signs

Elder financial abuse – know the signs

What exactly is elder abuse? Elder abuse can be defined as a single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action, such as in circumstances of neglect, which causes harm or distress to an older person. This may occur in any relationship where there is an expectation...

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Mental Health Month Wellbeing Day in Lismore

Mental Health Month Wellbeing Day in Lismore

A Mental Health Month Wellbeing Day is planned to be held in the Lismore Quad, at the art gallery, on Thursday, October 14 from 11am to 3pm. There will be stalls, fun activities, music, dance and food. Jingi Walla!  Please join us to celebrate and tune in each other!

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GSAC pool to close for essential maintenance

GSAC pool to close for essential maintenance

The Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre (GSAC) pool will be closed from Monday, 27 September to undergo essential maintenance works and is expected to re-open on Saturday, 2 October. Lismore City Council’s Manager of Liveable and Active Communities Tony Duffy said...

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