Communities

Community Philosophy

LiveBetter is passionate about Regional Australia. Like the communities we work with, we are proud to call regional NSW home. From our small beginning over 30 years ago, we have worked hard to continue to provide valuable assistance to every community and service provider we work with.

Our proudest achievement is our ability to retain the importance of “local” in all of our communities as we grow. Supporting local businesses and community services across out footprint is the highest of LiveBetter’s priorities to help regional and remote communities thrive in their own unique ways.

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As a homegrown, experienced, regional Not for Profit, LiveBetter has the connections, passion and obligation to support local communities to remain viable for future generations. Through our community engagement process we empower local organisations, families and individuals to develop local strengths, increase funding opportunities, support local providers, as well as investing in local jobs, products and services. In recent times, we have seen an avalanche of metropolitan based, for profit companies entering our local communities to deliver community services remotely. It is more important now than ever before to bolster our rural, regional and remote communities to remain local and in control of how their services are delivered.

Empowering local communities, building on their unique strengths and walking beside them is fundamental to LiveBetter’s philosophy as an organisation. As the nation’s population ages and the Government revenue base continues to shrink, we believe the voice of rural, regional and remote Australia must to be louder than ever before to ensure the viability of our communities. Rural, regional and remote Australia is fundamental to our nation’s cultural identity and LiveBetter is working hard to protect and support the iconic localness of country Australia.

Regional Services

Through our successful relationships with service providers across rural, regional and remote NSW, and experience in securing funding, we have developed a vast suite of programs and services, as well as delivering existing ones, to suit the needs of each community.

From frail age support services to increase independent living, to assistance for people living with a disability and much needed carer respite, LiveBetter works to provide what each unique community needs.

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Disability

Aged

Home and Community

Carer and Respite

Child and Family

Mental Health

Community Hubs

LiveBetter is determined to enhance the lives of those living in our regional NSW communities. Our community hubs cater to a broad range of ages and interests with the underlying goal to improve the social and independent wellbeing of our valued residents.

Orange - 4C

LiveBetter's Community Connection Centre, or 4C, is an exciting project that has been many years in the making.

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Condobolin

Having been closed for a long period of time, LiveBetter has cleaned up and reopened the former CDEP workshop and returned it to its former days of activity, skill development and community spirit.

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Marang Gunya

Marang Gunya means the Good House in the local Wiradjuri Aboriginal language. Welcome to everyone, the centre is a meeting place for neighbourhood events, support, outreach and local action.

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Wagga Wagga

Located in the heart of Wagga Wagga near the picturesque Civic Centre in the park, the WWCRC has operated for years to support the local Wagga Wagga community.

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CCSP/CHSP Development Officer

Does your organisation provide Commonwealth Home Support Programs (CHSP) or Community Care Support Programs (CCSP) (formerly known as HACC services), in the Orana Far West? Based in Nyngan, we have a dedicated staff member who provides support to all Orana Far West service providers.

Covering 13 Local Government Areas, this service assists regional and remote service providers to keep up to date with the latest sector developments, legislative and regulatory changes and available training opportunities etc.

The Commonwealth Home Support Program is the Federal community care program for people over 65 (50 for Indigenous Australians), formerly known as the Home and Community Care (HACC) program.

These providers deliver basic, long-term services for frail older people [CHSP], younger people with disabilities [CCSP] and the carers of both of these groups, so they can live safely and appropriately in the community and in their own homes, rather than institutions, like nursing homes or hostels.

Please email cheryl.burns@livebetter.org.au if you wish to receive our weekly email to distribute relevant sector information and opportunities. Cheryl visits each Orana Far West service provider a couple of times a year, so call us on 02 63912400 to arrange a site visit if there is anything we can help you with to support your service and the work you do in your community.

Events

As an active member of each community across its geographic footprint, LiveBetter participates in many expos and events. Keep an eye on our events section as we track what's happening in the community services sector and bring you information on events we are involved with throughout the year. If you have a comment about, or would like any further information on, any of our events we would really like to hear from you. Contact LiveBetter's marketing department on 02 6391 2400 or email marketing@livebetter.org.au.