Community Sector

Can the people problems be fixed by estate redevelopment?
Community Sector / Health / Winter 2016 / Winter 2017

Can the people problems be fixed by estate redevelopment?

Estate renewal and housing mix is portrayed by government as a fix-all for public housing estates. Geoff Turnbull asks can new buildings alone really address the problems created when government place people with higher and higher needs into public housing without the wrap around human services necessary for them to keep their tenancies and address their issues.

So, you want to employ a consultant.
Community Sector / Summer 2016-17

So, you want to employ a consultant.

It is common for organisations to require the services of an external consultant for specialist services. Shane Rendalls provides a guide to getting what you want from your consultants.

Community Development / Community Sector / Summer 2016-17

Surry Hills Northcott Community Shed

It is hoped the Community Shed will be up and running by September 2017. In the meantime, SHNCS is looking for interested members and volunteers. Committee Meetings are held monthly, at 3pm on the last Friday of each month at the Northcott Community Centre, next to Ward Park. Any interested people are welcome to join.

Celebrating 40 years of Information and Resources
Celebrating 40 years / Community Sector / Inner Sydney Voice (ISRCSD) / Spring 2016

Celebrating 40 years of Information and Resources

The Information and Resource Centre and Inner Voice were central to Regional Council’s activities. Martine Brieger, came for work experience, came back as Inner Voice editor and finished up as a board member.

Celebrating 40 years of Committee Members and Volunteers
Celebrating 40 years / Community Sector / Inner Sydney Voice (ISRCSD) / Spring 2016

Celebrating 40 years of Committee Members and Volunteers

Regional Council has always relied on volunteer committee members to represent the membership and to guide the organisation. Neil Stuart reflected on his involvement in Regional Council while Co-ordinator at South Sydney Community Aid.

Celebrating 40 years –  The Regional Council as a social movement
Celebrating 40 years / Community Sector / Inner Sydney Voice (ISRCSD) / Spring 2016

Celebrating 40 years – The Regional Council as a social movement

As Chairperson of the Surry Hills Resident Action Group Andrew Jakubowicz convened a meeting in 1974 that formed Inner Sydney Regional Council. Now a Sociology professor at University of Technology Sydney (UTS) he looks back on the time that gave rise to this and many other organisations.

Celebrating 40 years – Public participation – past present and future
Celebrating 40 years / Community Engagement / Community Sector / Inner Sydney Voice (ISRCSD) / Spring 2016

Celebrating 40 years – Public participation – past present and future

The world has changed a lot in the last 40 years but the challenge of people having a say in what happens in their communities remains. Charmaine Jones reflects on the community empowerment experiment of the Australian Assistance Program and what we can learn to face the community building challenges for the future.

Celebrating 40 years – A Brief History of the Inner Sydney Regional Council
Celebrating 40 years / Community Sector / Inner Sydney Voice (ISRCSD) / Spring 2016

Celebrating 40 years – A Brief History of the Inner Sydney Regional Council

In late January 1974, Andrew Jakubowicz, University of NSW sociology academic and Chairperson of the Surry Hills Resident Action Group, brought together 40 people to discuss the establishment of a regional council for social development under the Whitlam Government’s Australian Assistance Plan. Invitees covered the Inner Sydney region – at that stage consisting of Sydney, South Sydney and Leichhardt Local Government Areas (LGAs).

Inner Sydney Voice – Support for Aged and Disability Services
Ageing / Celebrating 40 years / Community Sector / Disability Services / HACC / Spring 2016

Inner Sydney Voice – Support for Aged and Disability Services

Inner Sydney Voice continues to play a role with the Aged and Disability sectors through the Sector Support & Development Project in Eastern Sydney which supports the Commonwealth Home Support Programme and the Community Care Supports Program.

Books for Better Mental Health
Autumn 2016 / Community Sector / Mental Health

Books for Better Mental Health

Stories have the power to change lives. Christopher Smith experienced Shared Reading in the United Kingdom, trained as a facilitator and is now training mental health workers in Inner West Sydney to explore the healing potential of great literature.