NSW Neighbour Aid & Social Support Association (NASSA) is the unfunded peak body for organisations providing social support services to older people and their carers still living in their communities.
NASSA was established in 1993 and has been proudly supporting its members on a voluntary basis since that time. NASSA has members across NSW with strong representation in rural areas.
Our members’ services are funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services.
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 its role is to manage the operation of NASSA, represent the interests of its members and participate in consultative and policy making forums at a state and federal level. The Executive Committee consists of a Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary, Regional Representative Liaison Officer and at least two General Members.
Each region also has an elected representative – a Regional Representative, 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 Representative, 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 in local settings to government funding bodies and support and advocate for members, organise regional meetings and annual conferences.
The NSW Neighbour Aid and Social Support Association is the Peak Body, which represents, supports, advocates and lobbies on behalf of Neighbour Aid & Social Support programmes throughout NSW.
To enlist new members and current members to campaign for block funding for individual and group social support beyond 2020.