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Tonya’s path to a career solution
14 August 2018 Tonya’s path to a career solution

Tonya Lewis has some handy advice for school leavers: find work experience and gain computer skills.Her advice is the result of her experience securing employment with Challenge Community Services Sec...

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Connexions Cafe: Tamworth cafe run by exceptional people with disabilities
6 August 2018 Connexions Cafe: Tamworth cafe run by exceptional people with disabilities

“Well what do you like best about working at the cafe?” “I don’t know.” This was going to be harder than I thought. Nestled between two unremarkable homes on Johnston Street is Connexion...

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Eliza's on track to achieve her goals
24 July 2018 Eliza's on track to achieve her goals

If you know the industries you would like to work in, it can be easier to gather skills while exploring your career options.Connexions client Eliza has spent her time since school adding job skills an...

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Five fun ways to plan life after school
11 July 2018 Five fun ways to plan life after school

When you are finishing high school, everyone tells you to decide what you want to do with your life but they rarely tell you how you are supposed to do it.Sure, the end of school is a great time to st...

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Time flies when you love your job
22 June 2018 Time flies when you love your job

Every day at work is a joy for Annette Fittler. So much so that it is hard for her to believe she’s now spent 20 years on the job as a disability support worker in Muswellbrook.The beginning of a lo...

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Challenge's Backtrack program rests on Tamworth council meeting
22 June 2018 Challenge's Backtrack program rests on Tamworth council meeting

Challenge Community Services is on target to throw $1 million annually towards an innovative troubled youth program based on Armidale’s highly successful Backtrack model. Challenge has already ...

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Planning to enjoy life
6 June 2018 Planning to enjoy life

A little planning and support can go a long way, especially if you have behaviours that keep you from achieving your goals.Challenge’s Therapeutic Services team help people living with a disability ...

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Liam's forging his own path
17 May 2018 Liam's forging his own path

Since finishing high school last year, Liam has made good use of his time.Work experience, TAFE, and Challenge Disability Services Connexions program, means Liam has lots of opportunities to find out ...

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Never say never to Rheanne
10 May 2018 Never say never to Rheanne

Rheanne is the type of person that if you tell her what she can’t do, she’ll go to any lengths to prove you wrong. ‘Determined’ is an understatement when talking about this tenacious young wom...

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Challenge's Backtrack program gets green light from Council
1 May 2018 Challenge's Backtrack program gets green light from Council

Challenge Community Services were last week awarded the tender for the Tamworth Buyback Centre, but it is what they are planning on doing with it that stands to make a real difference to the local co...

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About Challenge Community Services

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 600 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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