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Free supported playgroup – 2022 term 4

Free supported playgroups every week during NSW school term 4. Our weekly supported playgroups offer a supportive...

New service supports older, isolated women

Our New Generations project enables intergenerational skills sharing. Due to pandemic lockdowns in recent years, we...

Rainbow Region Kids Spring 2022 Vacation Club

Spring into the school break with Vacation Club. Rainbow Region Kids is now taking bookings for Spring Vacation Club,...

Workshops to help locals out of the poverty trap

New workshops for financially disadvantaged people in Northern NSW will help people out of financial crisis. You may...

Building resilience that matters

Laurie reflects on five years of work with Community Gateway. Laurie works in our community hub, providing direct...

Gateway CEO joins state panel discussion

Our CEO recently joined a state-wide panel discussion hosted by NCOSS. Thank you to Joanna Quilty and NSW Council of...

Sarah and Bob’s story

Why grass-roots community support is so important right now. Sarah and Bob had been visiting Northern NSW from their...

Want more company in your life?

The Community Visitors Scheme improves quality of life for older people by growing social connections, and we deliver...

Free volunteer management training

Online training sessions from The Centre for Volunteering To support organisations and groups that want to work with...

Helping people during flood recovery

Practical supports for people experiencing crisis. Emergency relief Our First Step emergency relief can support you in...

Support flood recovery in Northern NSW

Help us to help those in need. After repeated, devastating floods over the last month, there are now thousands of...

Emergency relief delivered to you

We're taking emergency relief to flood-affected people throughout Northern NSW Over the past week, our team have been...

We have temporarily relocated

We continue to deliver support services. Due to the unprecedented flooding across Lismore, our head office and...

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Free supported playgroup – 2022 term 4

Free supported playgroup – 2022 term 4

Free supported playgroups every week during NSW school term 4. Our weekly supported playgroups offer a supportive learning and play space for children who may not have access to similar play or learning opportunities. We welcome children aged 0-5 years old, their...

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New service supports older, isolated women

New service supports older, isolated women

Our New Generations project enables intergenerational skills sharing. Due to pandemic lockdowns in recent years, we have all experienced heightened social isolation lately. It's safe to say that loneliness is a growing concern for many communities, particularly where...

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Rainbow Region Kids Spring 2022 Vacation Club

Rainbow Region Kids Spring 2022 Vacation Club

Spring into the school break with Vacation Club. Rainbow Region Kids is now taking bookings for Spring Vacation Club, running over the September/October 2022 NSW school holidays. Vacation Club provides fun, safe and educational school break activities in Alstonville,...

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Workshops to help locals out of the poverty trap

Workshops to help locals out of the poverty trap

New workshops for financially disadvantaged people in Northern NSW will help people out of financial crisis. You may be aware that we provide a suite of wrap-around support services for disadvantaged people, tailored to each person's individual circumstances. Many of...

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Building resilience that matters

Building resilience that matters

Laurie reflects on five years of work with Community Gateway. Laurie works in our community hub, providing direct support and crisis relief to vulnerable people. Prior to the floods, Laurie was busy enough. But since February, requests for our support have increased...

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Gateway CEO joins state panel discussion

Gateway CEO joins state panel discussion

Our CEO recently joined a state-wide panel discussion hosted by NCOSS. Thank you to Joanna Quilty and NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) for inviting our CEO, Jenni Beetson-Mortimer to participate as a panelist last week in the NCOSS post-budget panel discussion at...

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Community Visitors Scheme morning and afternoon tea

Community Visitors Scheme morning and afternoon tea

You’re invited to attend a free morning or afternoon tea and information session on either 28 June or 5 July 2022. Join us for a cuppa and something to eat, meet our friendly team and discover how Community Gateway delivers the Community Visitors Scheme, which helps...

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Sarah and Bob’s story

Sarah and Bob’s story

Why grass-roots community support is so important right now. Sarah and Bob had been visiting Northern NSW from their home in Queensland when pandemic lockdowns closed the state border and they became stranded in our region. With no other options, they were forced to...

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Rainbow Region Kids Winter 2022 Vacation Club

Rainbow Region Kids Winter 2022 Vacation Club

Keep your kids active and warm through the winter school break at Vacation Club. Rainbow Region Kids is now taking bookings for Vacation Club, running over the July 2022 NSW school holidays. Vacation Club provides fun, safe and educational school break activities in...

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Want more company in your life?

Want more company in your life?

The Community Visitors Scheme improves quality of life for older people by growing social connections, and we deliver the scheme throughout Northern NSW. But how does it work? We interview, match, orientate and approve, friendly volunteer visitors to older people in...

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Free, fresh fruit and veg boxes

Free, fresh fruit and veg boxes

Food deliveries are coming this week When the floods inundated Lismore, all the town's CBD shops and stores were shut down. Many businesses in smaller towns and villages in the region were also affected. Since then, it's been difficult to obtain essential supplies and...

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Free volunteer management training

Free volunteer management training

Online training sessions from The Centre for Volunteering To support organisations and groups that want to work with volunteers better, The Centre for Volunteering is delivering five free hour-long online training sessions over the next five months. 28 April 12:30pm...

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Helping people during flood recovery

Helping people during flood recovery

Practical supports for people experiencing crisis. Emergency relief Our First Step emergency relief can support you in times of crisis. We provide clean clothes, shoes, blankets, bedding, toiletries, tents, crockery, cutlery, baby supplies, kids’ toys, non-perishable...

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Support flood recovery in Northern NSW

Support flood recovery in Northern NSW

Help us to help those in need. After repeated, devastating floods over the last month, there are now thousands of households in Lismore and Northern NSW who have lost their homes, property, and possessions. Many have lost their jobs and thousands are homeless. Our...

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Rainbow Region Kids Autumn 2022 Vacation Club

Rainbow Region Kids Autumn 2022 Vacation Club

Keep your kids busy through the autumn school break at Vacation Club. Rainbow Region Kids is now taking bookings for Vacation Club, running over the April 2022 NSW school holidays. Vacation Club provides fun, safe and educational school break activities in...

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Brighten someone’s day without leaving your home

Brighten someone’s day without leaving your home

Easily improve quality of life for an older person Can you spare 1 hour a fortnight to talk on the phone? It’s pretty easy and can make someone’e day. Particularly when that someone is an older person living at home alone or in residential aged care. Social isolation...

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Emergency relief delivered to you

Emergency relief delivered to you

We're taking emergency relief to flood-affected people throughout Northern NSW Over the past week, our team have been driving all over Lismore and the Northern Rivers, taking emergency relief and supplies to flood-affected people. Our First Step emergency relief...

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Damage to our head office and community hub

Damage to our head office and community hub

Flood inundation has ruined our home Along with so many other businesses and homes, our head office and community hub in Lismore was inundated by recent flooding. Damage to our downstairs level was extensive, even though we had a disaster management plan in place and...

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New caravan allows counselling services to continue

New caravan allows counselling services to continue

Mental health support rolls into Goonellabah Like many homes and businesses in Lismore, our head office and community hub were completely inundated by flood waters and we were forced to relocate to temporary premises in Goonellabah. Throughout this difficulty, we...

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Support Lismore’s flood recovery

Support Lismore’s flood recovery

You can support Lismore people in crisis. Right now, there are unprecedented numbers of people in the Lismore region who have lost their homes, or are without power or food. Our organisation has lived in Lismore for nearly 50 years, and our purpose is to support...

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We have temporarily relocated

We have temporarily relocated

We continue to deliver support services. Due to the unprecedented flooding across Lismore, our head office and community hub at 76 Carrington Street has become flood damaged. Until we are able to refurbish and move back in, we have relocated up the hill to...

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2021 season’s greetings

2021 season’s greetings

Season's greetings from Community Gateway As we come to the end of 2021 and move with some trepidation back to our workplaces, I reflect on the past year. When COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic in early 2020, many thought our life would change for a little...

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Rainbow Region Kids Summer 2021-22 Vacation Club

Rainbow Region Kids Summer 2021-22 Vacation Club

Keep smiling through the summer school break at Vacation Club. Rainbow Region Kids is now taking bookings for Vacation Club, running over the summer 2021-22 school holidays. Vacation Club provides fun, safe and educational school break activities in Alstonville,...

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Free Tax Help for 2021

Free Tax Help for 2021

Need help with your tax return? Tax Help is a free service from the Australian Tax Office. It is provided by registered, trained volunteers and is available to people who have earned $60,000 or less in the last year. Unfortunately, Tax Help is not available if you:...

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Books & Butterflies supported playgroup – 2021 term 4

Books & Butterflies supported playgroup – 2021 term 4

Free supported playgroups every week during NSW school term 4. Books & Butterflies offers a supportive learning and play space for children who may not have access to similar play or learning opportunities. We welcome children aged 2-5 years old, their parents and...

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We are a child safe organisation

We are a child safe organisation

Our charter of commitment to child safety Community Gateway is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people, as represented by the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations. Our commitment to child safety is based on the following...

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Rainbow Region Kids Spring 2021 Vacation Club

Rainbow Region Kids Spring 2021 Vacation Club

Spring into the September school break at Vacation Club. Rainbow Region Kids is now taking bookings for Vacation Club, running over the September 2021 school holidays. Vacation Club provides fun, safe and educational school break activities in Alstonville, Casino,...

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Changing conditions for Rainbow Region Kids

Changing conditions for Rainbow Region Kids

New restrictions for our outside school hours childcare services. During these most recent lockdowns in NSW, our Rainbow Region Kids services will continue to deliver before school care, after school care and vacation care throughout Alstonville, Casino, Kyogle,...

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Australian Homelessness Week – Sarah’s story

Australian Homelessness Week – Sarah’s story

Australian Homelessness Week is running from 1 – 7 August. To illustrate some of the issues faced by many people experiencing homelessness, here is a story from one of our clients. Much gratitude to Sarah for sharing her story with us. Hi I'm Sarah. I'm a 72 year old...

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Community Gateway is a registered charity and QIP accredited, assessed against the Quality Improvement Council Health and Community Services 7th Edition Standards.

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