News & Stories

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1 August 2019 Community access provides confidence and career goals for Matthew and Jack

Having both been supported by Challenge Disability Services in Muswellbrook for a number of years, Matthew Richards and Jack Nebauer are well on their way to living more independent lives. We sat down...

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1 August 2019 5 key benefits of Supported Independent Living (SIL)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is designed to allow more choice and control in the lives of people living with a permanent and significant disability. If one of your NDIS goals is to ...

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15 July 2019 Tamworth Changing Places: Push for facility in Tamworth

A project that would give some dignity back to the disabled and their carers needs your vote. Local community groups and advocates have been working towards a Changing Places facility in Tamworth...

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1 July 2019 Challenge team at Trangie proud to help design jerseys

It was a big day down at Alan Burns Oval on July 15 as the Trangie Magpies hosted their Indigenous round, old boys, ladies and sponsors day. The jerseys worn during the match as the Magpies took on ...

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18 June 2019 What NDIS funding for Supported Independent Living means for you

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides eligible Australians aged under 65, who have a permanent and significant disability with funding for supports and services. For many people, th...

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6 June 2019 Supported Independent Living: How Jamie gained his independence

Cooking a yummy butter chicken and having a chat with his support worker after work is all in a day’s routine for 19-year-old Jamie. On the autism spectrum, Jamie lives in Challenge Disability Servi...

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31 May 2019 Sensory rooms are changing the landscape for people with disability

A place of quiet, comfort and unique sensory experiences has been created at the Challenge Disability Services Site on Greg Norman Drive in Tamworth, NSW.Warwick Bennet, a former mayor of Tamworth him...

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14 May 2019 Start Up: Paving the path to self-employment

Start Up works with young adults living with an intellectual disability as they explore the possibility of self-employment through developing their own microbusiness.Beth Innes, Grants Coordinator at ...

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16 April 2019 Young people living with a disability empowered through Challenge programs

Becoming independent is an important step for every young person. The Challenge Community Services ‘Connexions’ program helps young people with disabilities between the ages of 18 and 35 learn imp...

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12 April 2019 Understanding Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

If you are looking for accommodation assistance, there are a number of different housing solutions and supports available to consider for your unique situation. Supported Independent Living and Specia...

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About Challenge Community Services

Over 60 years ago we were a small band of parents and friends seeking support services for our children with disabilities. Today, Challenge has grown to be one of the largest community support services in New South Wales. We provide support to over 2500 people from Albury to Lismore, Sydney, Dubbo, Tamworth and beyond. With over 800 staff, 85 of which have a disability, we strive to comply with and exceed all standards required under State and Federal Acts.
In the spirit of Reconciliation, Challenge Community Services acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this country, and their connection to land, water and community. We pay our respect to them, their cultures and customs, and to Elders both past and present.
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