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17 December 2019 ‘Under the Sea’ Challenge Community Services Art Competition Winners Announced

On Tuesday 17 December Tamworth artist, Michelle Hungerford joined Challenge Community Services CEO Barry Murphy at Ray Walsh House to announce the winners of our 12th Annual Challenge Community Servi...

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2 December 2019 Art competition showcasing talents of people with disability and children in foster care

Voting is set to open for the 11th Annual Challenge Community Services Art Competition, with members of the community encouraged to visit the Ray Walsh House in Tamworth or the Challenge Facebook page...

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15 November 2019 Waste No More: transforming junk into treasure

We’ve all heard the old saying, ‘One man’s junk is another man’s treasure’. Tamworth residents will soon be able to play a vital role in reducing our region's waste, as a new program that tu...

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28 October 2019 Challenge Muswellbrook helping Matt and Jack to secure career paths

Two Denman men have overcome difficulties to gain both social and trade skills, which will help them lead largely independent lives. Matthew Richards and Jack Nebauer are working with Challenge Comm...

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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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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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3 April 2019 Kenny finds his focus through art

A connection to country and deep love of Australian wildlife are recurring themes in Kenny Thurbon’s paintings. From Trangie in north-west NSW, Kenny works at his paintings for many hours each week ...

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27 February 2019 Changing lives for the better

Working at Challenge Recycling, Narrabri has been a positively life-changing experience for Marie Hatch.The expression ‘life-changing’ is often overused but Ms Hatch’s job really has changed her...

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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 900 staff, more than 90 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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