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Get involved with the Tour de Chance 2016!

Exciting opportunities exist to participate and partner with the Tour de Chance and we would love to hear from anyone who would like to get involved. As 2016 kicks into gear, the Fighting Chance team are excited to be commencing preparations for the Tour de Chance 2016, which will be riding from Melbourne to Sydney… Read More »

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NDIS Pre Planning at Fighting Chance

With NDIS coming to Northern Sydney from July 2016, Fighting Chance is committed to supporting our community to get ready for the transition, and to build confidence about entering the scheme. To achieve this, Fighting Chance will be offering 1:1 Pre-Planning sessions (which we are calling ‘NDIS Navigation’ sessions) with specially trained members of the FC… Read More »

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NDIS Pre-Planning Workshop at Fighting Chance

On Friday 19th and Saturday 20th February, Fighting Chance will be hosting the next instalment in our NDIS information series, an NDIS Pre-Planning Workshop led by supports coordinator Pieta Manning. The workshop will last 3 hours, and during that time Pieta will provide resources and guidance to help you to begin your pre-planning. The session will include:… Read More »

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2015: A Year in Review

2015 has been a fantastic year for Fighting Chance; indeed, it has probably been our most successful to date. Our numbers have swelled as we have welcomed more Interns, Work Experience students, open employees, staff and supporters, and we succeeded in opening a second Jigsaw Work Hub in Frenchs Forest. The early part of the… Read More »

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The Lab Launches at Fighting Chance

On Saturday 12 December 2015 the Fighting Chance team were thrilled to welcome participants of The Lab into the Fighting Chance family. The Lab is a technology club for young people aged 10 – 16 with Asperger’s Syndrome or high functioning Autism. It offers a safe, social environment for young people to enjoy technology, and… Read More »

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Minister Ajaka Visits Fighting Chance

On 25 November 2015 the Fighting Chance team were thrilled to welcome NSW Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka to our Northern Beaches Workhub, to share with him the work of our social enterprise Jigsaw.        Jigsaw is a social business which works in partnership with corporate and government to create employment opportunities and… Read More »

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NDIS Workshop a Huge Success

On Friday 13th and Saturday 14th November, Fighting Chance held NDIS workshops at our Frenchs Forest Work Hub for the FC and wider communities, hosted by Supports Coordinator Pieta Manning. The session was designed for people with disability and their families, who will be entering the NDIS from July 2016 and are seeking in-depth information… Read More »

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NSW Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka celebrates Jigsaw

On Wednesday 7 October NSW Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka joined Warringah Council Mayor Michael Regan and Jigsaw General Manager Paul Brown, to celebrate the successful partnership between Jigsaw and Warringah Council. Jigsaw and Warringah Council have been working together for more than 12 months on a digitisation project the Council are undertaking, to… Read More »

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NDIS workshop at Fighting Chance

In advance of the NDIS roll out across NSW from 1 July 2016, Fighting Chance will be hosting a workshop on Friday 13 November 2015 to help people with disability and their families start to prepare for the transition. The goal of the workshop is to give people with disability and their parents/guardians/family members, who are… Read More »

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Reflections on the Annual Dinner, by Lia

On the 26th of September Fighting Chance held there annual dinner at the Hilton Hotel to raise money for Fighting Chance. It was a great night to celebrate the success that Fighting Chance has had in the past year. Also to raise money so that Fighting Chance can expand enabling them to help more people… Read More »