Challenge Community Services

Challenge Community Services provides disability, foster care, and therapeutic services throughout New South Wales. The audience for their community services blog is people with disabilities, their carers and parents, foster carers and interested members of the local community.

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Disability Services

Lachlan saddles up for life after school

Lachlan McMahon is a keen horse rider and campdraft enthusiast. While he isn’t sure what to do when Year 12 is over, he’d prefer to work with horses.

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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.

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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.

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Practical preparation for life after school

Not everyone is suited to the academic pressure of high school and tertiary education but they still need to plan for a life outside of school.

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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.

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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 is no different.

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Support to transition from school to adult life

Since she left high school, Nicola has dreamed of getting a job and requires a little extra support to build her skills.

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Support to achieve your goals after school

For some school leavers, deciding life goals is easy; it’s finding appropriate supports that can be hard.

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Budgets fund support to face life’s changes

Even when you have decided what to do with your life, situations can change in an instant.

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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.

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Challenge welcomes NDIS boost

After four years of pilot studies, trials, and the launch process, the much-anticipated NDIS has finally been rolled out in Western NSW.

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Disability no barrier for Wendy’s equestrian pursuits

We all know that feeling when we meet someone who shares our passions. The excited anticipation of a kindred spirit.

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Creating community connections

After four years in Tamworth, our popular Disability Services Connexions program opened its doors in Newcastle on May 24.

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New service provides connections

A new NDIS-inspired service will allow young people living with disability to connect with each other and gain valuable skills.

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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.

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Independent living no challenge for Harley

Parents hope their children will grow into happy and independent individuals and Challenge Community Services can assist.

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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.

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Connexion's support drives learners

Taking part in community activities is more than just learning new skills. It also helps build confidence and independence.

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Foster Care

Foster children visit happiest place on earth

At the beginning of November, seven foster care children will be heading overseas to experience the magic of Disneyland.

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Opening homes, and hearts, to kids in need

Adoption reforms that were brought into effect in NSW in 2016 have seen a surge in open adoptions and a dramatic reduction in approval times.

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Adoption laws 'good for region'

Changes to the NSW adoption system have been applauded by a Tamworth foster care provider.

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Fostering brings bundle of joy

Of all the benefits fostering provides children and their foster families, Cindy says it is the joy a child brings that matters most.

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Sharing the 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.

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Sewing support for kids in need

Foster children who stay with John and Verity not only a receive a safe place to live: they also learn a new skill.

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Caring fosters Christmas cheer

Six months ago Kriss and Donna’s life was turned upside down when they became foster carers for a baby girl.

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Family shares flame for fostering

As a nurse and manager in a sleep disorder clinic and a single parent of three, Kate knows about juggling responsibilities.

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A smoother path to adoption

When Sue and Neil first adopted a foster child 20 years ago, the process was long and excruciating.

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Providing stability for children

While the goal of foster care is usually to return the child to their birth parents or family, sometimes this is not possible.

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Providing care for teenagers

For over three years, John and Verity have welcomed foster children into their home for respite, emergency, and short-term stays.

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Do you have what it takes to care for children in need?

I have always thought about becoming a foster carer.

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An ordinary life for foster kids

Have you ever considered fostering a child, but then thought the job was too hard for an ordinary parent?

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Finding freedom on the farm

Nathan and Emma have provided short term, respite and long term placement for more than ten children on their farm.

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Getting started as a foster carer

Opening your home to foster children and welcoming them into your family is a big commitment, and not a decision you should make alone.

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