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Nicolas Harrison

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It was with a great deal of trepidation that I accepted the challenge/request/direction from our CEO Naarah to write the first blog for the CASPA website. My immediate reaction was...
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Meet and hear from our local NSW election candidates as they discuss the issue of raising the age of criminal responsibility and other topics central to the rights and obligations of young people. This event will be moderated by David Heilpern, Dean of Law, Southern Cross University.

Grab... a meal and a seat and join us:
Wednesday 22 February from 6:30pm at @thesherwoodhotel Lismore.
Register your attendance by following this link

CASPA continues to reflect on the contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make to our great nation.

We recognise today is not a day of celebration for all Australians, and we acknowledge the pain, suffering and emotional trauma of many first nations people that ...began on this day 234 years ago and, for many, still continues today.

We respect the views of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who consider 26 January as a day of mourning, or a day to mark the survival of their ongoing history, traditions and culture.

CASPA acknowledge and respect First Nations people’s as the traditional custodians of this land. We also acknowledge and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders values, strength, resilience and the fundamental role that the world’s longest surviving culture holds in our nations identity.

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and young people? Register for our Shared Lives Training starting February 15th and start your Carer journey today.
Link to register ...

On behalf of the Board and staff here at CASPA, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and the very best in the New Year.

Christmas is a week away and you can help brighten Christmas for the children in care and the families we support.

In the spirit of gift giving, your generous donation of $20 means a family we support can buy some treats for the children - a donation of $50 would ensure the children in get their Christmas wish fulfilled.

Help ensure all disadvantaged children have a wonderful Christmas despite the challenging year they have had to endure. Click on the link to learn more:

Today CASPA received a wonderful and generous donation from the Rotary Club of Lismore Networking of twelve suitcases filled with goodies (toys/clothes/books/arts and crafts and so much more) for all the children in care.

Thank you Rotary Club of Lismore Networking, for your efforts in ...helping CASPA brighten Christmas for the children in care and the families we support.

𝑯𝒆𝒍𝒑 𝑪𝑨𝑺𝑷𝑨 𝒃𝒓𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒆𝒏 𝑪𝒉𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒎𝒂𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒔𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒘𝒆 𝒔𝒖𝒑𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕.

The season of giving is ...upon us and CASPA Services have launched their Christmas Appeal asking you to help put a smile on the face of a child or young person in care. Christmas can be a difficult time of the year for children in care, and the Appeal helps put an extra present under their tree. Giving to CASPA’s appeal is a small thing to do that can make a big difference to a child or young person in care. I can assure you it goes such a long way.

Please give today to CASPA’s Christmas Appeal by donating here:

Come celebrate this Christmas with Northern Rivers Community Healing Hub, the Koori Mail and CASPA, this Friday. There's lots of activities planned for all ages.

Can't wait to see you there✨❤️

Our NDIS team has recently connected with a remote community in the NT - about 5 hours drive from the nearest city - and provided information on the scheme and CASPA Support Coordination services.

Community member Tessa* moved to CASPA for her Support Coordination, and since then all of ...her NDIS supports have increased resulting in her quality of life improving tremendously.

She is now able to access medical appointments, hydrotherapy, shopping, hair appointments, outings and through this her physical and mental wellbeing has improved significantly.

We are so proud of Tessa* and her achievements and look forward to seeing her thrive.