In February 2015 a group was formed to support implementation of The Northern Rivers Regional Social Plan- to bring community and government organisations together to work collectively to improve community wellbeing and attract and facilitate investment for positive social impact in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. The group is now known as the Northern Rivers Social Change Collaboration.
The Collaboration is using a snowball method to identify and include additional organisations with interest and capacity to participate and contribute. Any organisation can nominate to join the Northern Rivers Social Change Collaboration. It currently has 24 community and government organisations in its membership.
Opportunities for working collectively
The Northern Rivers Regional Social Plan incorporates 13 desired future outcomes along with potential measures, partners and strategies. The Collaboration considered the plan, along with information about changes and issues in the service delivery, funding and policy context in the region, to identify three key action areas as opportunities to focus its current work.
- improving outcomes for children and young people
- a collective approach to domestic and family violence, including prevention
- affordable housing investment and supply
Click here to see the Northern Rivers Social Change Collaboration Terms of Reference.
For further information about the project, or to nominate to join the Northern Rivers Social Change Collaboration