Read the latest media releases / comments from UnitingCare NSW.ACT and its Service Groups on the issues that affect the people we care for.
Demand for students to pursue caring careers
20 January 2013
Recent studies have found the Australian health and community services workforce will grow up to 77 percent in the next 12 years. Choosing a career path that makes a difference is now not only a meaningful choice but a good option for potential employment.
Official Sydney Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela
12 December 2013
An Ecumenical Memorial Service will be held in Sydney's CBD (Friday 13 December) to commemorate and celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela.
Local kids give back these holidays
4 December 2013
In the spirit of giving, children from across Sydney will visit UnitingCare's Harris Community Centre in Ultimo on Monday 9 December to pack Christmas hampers for 65 families who are in need.
Wontama Village to host Art Show and Auction
8 November 2013
More than 100 works of art created by more than a dozen elderly artists will be on display and sale at this year's Wontama Village Art Show and Auction.
Gift cards to Target families recovering from bush fires
1 November 2013
Gateway Family Services has three hundred $50 gift cards from the national retailer Target Australia to distribute to Blue Mountains families affected by the devastating bushfires in recent weeks.
Grant will help extend The Anchor counselling service for kids
29 October 2013
UnitingCare Unifam Counselling and Mediation has received a major boot after being awarded a $10,000 grant to help fund the delivery of The Anchor counselling service for children from its Sydney CBD office.
Celebrations mark 30th anniversary of first intake of Khmer refugee children
16 October 2013
Over 100 people, including NSW Governor, Her Excellency, Professor Marie Bashir, attended celebrations in North Parramatta on Saturday to mark the 30th anniversary of the settlement of a group of Khmer refugee children in NSW.
Child poverty rates double for single parent families
11 October 2013
The poverty rate for single parent families in Australia is nearly 20%, double that of the poverty rate for couples with dependant children (8.9% or 831,000).
Ngurambang seeks foster carers
24 September 2013
Around a third of children in care across Australia are Aboriginal but there are not enough Aboriginal carers to support them and their cultural identity.
Caroona Kalina physiotherapists win UnitingCare Ageing team award
18 September 2013
A team of physiotherapists from Caroona Kalina aged care centre at Goonellabah near Lismore has won this year's UnitingCare Ageing Carol Penning Inspired Care Team Award.
UnitingCare Ageing Healthy Living for Seniors Central Coast and Alzheimer's Australia Inspired Memory Day
16 September 2013
UnitingCare Ageing Healthy Living for Seniors Central Coast, together with Alzheimer's Australia, is holiding an Inspired Memory Day on Friday 20 September 2013 to mark Dementia Awareness Week.
Wontama Village design review will improve redevelopment but completion date unchanged
13 September 2013
UnitingCare Ageing is reviewing the design plans for the redevelopment of Wontama Village in Orange to further improve several aspects of the proposed new aged care facilities.
St John's childcare in Neutral Bay waves their flag for 20 years of quality childcare
12 September 2013
To mark 20 years of providing quality education and care to the children and families of Neutral Bay, each child designed their own birthday celebration flag with children and staff voting for their favourite.
Souptember launches in Ultimo
Woolly blankets, hot soup, a 'pop-up' op shop and volunteer vets, UnitingCare's first Souptember event launches at the Harris Community Centre, Ultimo Sunday 15 September.
National Gallery and Newcastle Museum take exhibitions to the elderly
5 September 2013
An innovative activities program at UnitingCare Ageing's Lindsay Gardens aged care facility in Hamilton is proving extremely popular with residents.
Volunteering improves your health!
UnitingCare is urging Northern Beaches locals to increase their life expectancy and join in the fun and volunteer at the Jacaranda Day Centre in Warriewood.
UnitingCare Burnside helps dads navigate through nappies and sleepless nights
2 September 2013
Becoming a father, especially for the first time is an emotional experience with a number of challenges. New and expectant fathers in Campbelltown will soon get the support they need when UnitingCare Burnside pilots its fathers' program 'Dad, are you expecting?'
State must properly fund preschool
29 August 2013
Changes to preschool funding in New South Wales proposed by the State Government will see fewer three year old children able to access programs, Ms Trish Brown, Director UnitingCare Children's Services said today.
Ageing residents bring home the gold!
27 August 2013
After their last glamorous 'Calendar Girls' style fundraising effort, the residents at UnitingCare Starrett Lodge were faced with the challenge of what to do next. Their 'novel' solution has come up with the gold!
UnitingCare Burnside helps young people to get back 'on track'
21 August 2013
Young people from Nambucca in the north to Wauchope in the South, including Kempsey and Port Macquarie will be some of the first in the state to benefit from a new NSW Government and UnitingCare Burnside program that aims to divert young people away from committing crimes and falling into the juvenile justice system.
2013-14 ACT Budget Response- UnitingCare & Uniting Church Canberra Presbytery
6 June 2013
The 2013-14 ACT budget contains strong new initiatives, but causes some concern for the Territory's most vulnerable people.
Merit of plan for UnitingCare Ageing Shellharbour service recognised by the Southern Joint Regional Planning Panel
16 May 2013
UnitingCare Ageing welcomes the Southern Joint Regional Planning Panel's recognition of the merit of its plans for Wattle Road Shellharbour to develop a seniors living campus.
Making a difference for people in the outback
16 May 2013
As National Volunteer Week begins on 13 May, Frontier Services is looking for more people to lend a hand in the bush through its volunteer program, Outback Links.
Budget must increase newstart for the most vulnerable
14 May 2013
Failure to increase Newstart in tonight's federal budget will have the most significant impact on some of the most marginalised and vulnerable people living in Australia, Reverend Brian Brown, head of the Uniting Church in New South Wales and ACT said today.