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Image of 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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23 April 2018 Young people connect with peers

WHEN Sharon Kachel heads to Canada next month the business aspect will also be a personal pleasure.The disability services supervisor with Challenge Community Connexions will travel to help a young cl...

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Image of 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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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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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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Image of 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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Image of 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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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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Image of 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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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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About Challenge Community Services

Over 60 years ago we were a small band of parents and friends seeking support services for our children with disability. 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 880 staff, 95 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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