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

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... Read more

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

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 ... Read more

Challenge welcomes NDIS boost
7 July 2017 - Disability Services

Challenge welcomes NDIS boost

After four years of pilot studies, trials, and the roll out process, the much-anticipated National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has finally been rolled out in Western NSW.As of July 1 the NDIS i... Read more

Finding independence with the NDIS
18 May 2017 - Disability Services

Finding independence with the NDIS

A scheme that will guarantee all Australians with a permanent disability individually-tailored care and support, regardless of where they live or how they acquired their disability. Read more

Emma and Nathan share foster caring experience
17 May 2017 - Foster Care

Emma and Nathan share foster caring experience

Just a year into being a foster carer, Emma, who lives on a farm near Narromine, said she couldn’t imagine her life any different. Western NSW needs ...  Read more

New service provides connections for disabled
11 May 2017 - Disability Services

New service provides connections for disabled

A new NDIS-inspired service is launching in Newcastle this month, which will allow young people living with disability to connect with each other and gain valuable skills.  Meet Matt. He is just li... Read more

Swing to bring joy to Dubbo
27 April 2017 - Disability Services

Swing to bring joy to Dubbo

Tracy Hanna is no stranger to ensuring people living with a disability are not left out and her push to secure a liberty swing for Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden is no different.Ms Hanna is embarking o... Read more

Hard work leads to new job for Nicole
19 April 2017 - Disability Services

Hard work leads to new job for Nicole

Nicole’s hard work has landed her a new role at HealthShare Linen Services at Tamworth Hospital laundry.Nicole, who has ADHD, has been with Challenge Disability Services Connexions program for eight... Read more

Woolworths Tamworth supports Challenge foster children
8 April 2017 - Foster Care

Woolworths Tamworth supports Challenge foster children

A Tamworth business has given some of the city’s most vulnerable children a little hope this Easter season.Staff from Woolworths at Tamworth Shoppingworld presented staff from Challenge Foster Care ... Read more

Annual game ensures fun times for all
5 April 2017 - Disability Services

Annual game ensures fun times for all

Fun was the name of a special game at Gipps St Fields on Sunday.The venue hosted the third annual Soccer Cup Challenge, a clash played between Tamworth FC and a select side from Challenge Community Se... Read more

Achieve your goals with Challenge
31 March 2017 - Disability Services

Achieve your goals with Challenge

CHALLENGE COMMUNITY SERVICES are dedicated to helping people with a disability achieve their dreams and goals in everyday life settings. Challenge’s Disability Services programs are focused on outco... Read more

Adoption laws 'good for region'
30 March 2017 - Foster Care

Adoption laws 'good for region'

Changes to the NSW adoption system have been applauded by a Tamworth foster care provider, who says more incentives will be provided to ensure children live in happy homes.On Thursday, the state gover... Read more

Sewing support for kids in need
30 March 2017 - Foster Care

Sewing support for kids in need

Foster children who stay with John and Verity Wolfenden not only a receive a safe place to live: they also learn a new skill.For over three years, John and Verity have welcomed foster children into th... Read more

A new world of choice under NDIS
28 March 2017 - Disability Services

A new world of choice under NDIS

People living with disabilities in Dubbo will soon be in control of their own funding and empowered to achieve their life's goals, when the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) launches in the ... Read more

Challenge: Providing local expertise on the NDIS
15 January 2017 - Therapeutic Services

Challenge: Providing local expertise on the NDIS

With almost 60 years of history, Challenge Community Services has extensive experience tailoring support packages to allow children and adults with disabilities to flourish, extending both their forma... Read more

Fostering brings bundle of joy
12 January 2017 - Foster Care

Fostering brings bundle of joy

Of all the benefits fostering provides children and their foster families, Challenge Community Services’ foster carer Cindy says it is the joy a child brings to her whole family that matters the mos... Read more

Independent living no challenge for Harley
11 January 2017 - Disability Services

Independent living no challenge for Harley

Parents hope their children will grow into happy and independent individuals. With Challenge Community Services, even those who are growing up with a disability can gain skills they need for their ind... Read more

Challenge Community Services hosts art competition in Tamworth
21 November 2016 - Disability Services

Challenge Community Services hosts art competition in Tamworth

AN EXHIBITION will be held in Tamworth this month to promote diversity and inspiration.The artworks of people with a disability from across the state will be displayed at Tamworth’s Ray Walsh House... Read more

9D mobile cinema coming to Tamworth to raise funds for Challenge
4 August 2016 - Disability Services

9D mobile cinema coming to Tamworth to raise funds for Challenge

Grab some popcorn and hold tight, because there’s a film experience with a difference coming to town.You might have worn those funny glasses and seen a 3D film, but Challenge Community Services is i... Read more

Dry times for farm families
7 April 2016 - Therapeutic Services

Dry times for farm families

Dry weather is cracking more than just the soil in rural areas, and a drought community forum in Gunnedah on Wednesday aimed at bringing deeper issues to light.Challenge Community Services is hosting... Read more

Weathering the drought
14 March 2016 - Therapeutic Services

Weathering the drought

Challenge Community Services will support one of the nation’s leading social workers on a tour of the region next month as he speaks about the importance of seeking help and support during the droug... Read more