News & Stories

Hard work and dedication: all in a day’s work for Garth
10 April 2018 Hard work and dedication: all in a day’s work for Garth

Some people are lucky enough to love their job.They turn up every day, without fail, and enthusiastically undertake any task required from them. They are loyal and dedicated to their workplace, and th...

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Lachlan saddles up for life after school
16 March 2018 Lachlan saddles up for life after school

Lachlan McMahon is a keen horse rider and campdraft enthusiast.Like many of his peers at Quirindi High School, Lachlan can’t wait to finish school. While he isn’t sure what to do at the end of the...

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Great online resources for school leavers
6 March 2018 Great online resources for school leavers

There’s a lot to decide when you are about to finish high school. Regardless of your exam results, you’ll need to start making plans for the future. The more information you have, the more in cont...

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Challenge Community Services hosts annual swimming carnival
1 March 2018 Challenge Community Services hosts annual swimming carnival

Members of Challenge Community Services gathered at the Gunnedah heated pool for the organisation’s 15th annual swimming carnival. Along with participants from local disability organisations suc...

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Hardware shop gets on board with practical help for daily living
27 February 2018 Hardware shop gets on board with practical help for daily living

Clients of Challenge Community Services might be able to help when you can’t start your lawn mower, thanks to a focus on everyday living tasks like maintaining the house and garden. The disabiliti...

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It takes a village to raise a child
19 February 2018 It takes a village to raise a child

No one plans to have a child with special needs, nor can you predict where the parenting journey will take you. This is certainly the case for Bev, the mother of Clare whose story we shared earlier th...

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Anticipation builds ahead of Challenge Swimming Carnival
19 February 2018 Anticipation builds ahead of Challenge Swimming Carnival

Preparations for the annual Challenge Swimming Carnival on March 1 are well under way.Members of Challenge along with family and friends, will take to the Gunnedah heated pool for a full day of compet...

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Practical preparation for life after school
5 February 2018 Practical preparation for life after school

Not everyone is suited to the academic pressure of high school and tertiary education. But just like their peers, those who prefer a more practical environment still need to plan for an independent li...

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Parry Logistics chipping in for BackTrack youth program
29 January 2018 Parry Logistics chipping in for BackTrack youth program

Parry Logistics have thrown their support behind Challenge Community Services upcoming BackTrack youth program. The program, based off the highly successful Armidale model, will launch in the ne...

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Clare’s story: finding her way to independence
16 January 2018 Clare’s story: finding her way to independence

Clare’s sparkle could light up any room.A strong-willed 19-year-old, Clare believes she has the world at her fingertips and the achievements she has made over the past two years are testament to tha...

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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 2 500 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.

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