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17 October 2017 Creating community connections

After four years in Tamworth, our popular Disability Services Connexions program opened its doors in Newcastle on May 24. The launch was a great success with 55 people enjoying a day of fun and activ...

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16 October 2017 Building skills to be proud of

Sebastian is now one of the senior members of Koora Industries, having joined our Business Services team in 2008. As a Timber Assistant, Sebastian participates in many tasks within the workshop such a...

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16 October 2017 History of hard work

Greg started as a supported employee with Challenge Community Services in 1984, 33 years ago.  At that time he worked in the sheltered workshop called Sheltam, where he would roll string for the abat...

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13 October 2017 We’re going to need a bigger gallery

Organisers may need a larger venue for the next Challenge Community Service art exhibition if the turnout to Tuesday’s wine-and-cheese night is anything to go by.Art-lovers and supporters rubbed sh...

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13 October 2017 Wonderland inspired art competition

The Challenge Community Services Art Competition is on again and entries are now open. This is the tenth year that the competition has been held and this year is the first time that it has been open t...

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14 August 2017 Challenge to help everyone feel included

We all have dreams - whether it’s to land a good job, live independently or be part of a secure, loving family, we all want to belong and Challenge Community Services can help.Challenge provides a r...

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17 July 2017 Fete to fund Disneyland trip for Challenge Foster Care children

A MINI fete will be held in Tamworth this week in a bid to give local foster children the chance to live their Disney dream.Connexions, an arm of Challenge Community Services, will host a mini fete on...

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14 July 2017 Services anticipate long-term change following NDIS launch

Disability services providers in Orange are getting used to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which was rolled out on July 1.Among the changes is an anticipation that more workers will ...

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22 June 2017 NDIS planning for success

Having goals and problems to solve is an essential part of life. We all seek to challenge ourselves and broaden our horizons: this is no different for people living with a disability.Personal goals ca...

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16 June 2017 Paving the way to independence

The end of high school can be a nerve-wracking time for parents, and this feeling is compounded when your child has a disability.The new National Disability Insurance Scheme has introduced changes to ...

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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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