NSW Neighbour Aid & Social Support Association (NASSA)
The NSW Neighbour Aid & Social Support Association (NASSA) is the unfunded peak for community organisations providing social support services to aged people, people with disabilities and carers.
NASSA was established in 1993 and has been proudly supporting its members on a voluntary basis since that time. NASSA has approximately 120 members across NSW with strong representation in rural areas.
Our members’ services are funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and the NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care.
NASSA is supported by an Executive Committee and Regional Representatives, who are all Service Managers, volunteering their time to work for our peak Association.
The Executive Committee is elected annually and their role is to manage the operation of NASSA, represent the interests of its members and participate in consultative and policy making forums at state and federal level.
Each region also has an elected representative, a Regional Rep, who is elected by local members to provide support at a local level.
NASSA membership entitles a representative from the organisation to be elected as Regional Rep, vote for and stand for the Executive committee, to vote at General meetings and for access to the members section on the NASSA website, www.nswnassa.org.au
NASSA’s primary responsibility is to promote the importance of social support services to government bodies, support and advocate for members and organise an annual conference and regional meetings.