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Government funds provide some relief for the aged care sector

UnitingCare Australia welcomes today’s announcement of an injection of $662 million into residential, home and community aged care. We congratulate the Government for continuing to act on pressing issues in this important community service sector, directing... February 10, 2019

Royal Commission an opportunity for Australia

Today marks the official start of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Attending today’s directions hearing, UnitingCare Australia welcomes the focus on creating a system of aged care for older Australians that provides quality, compassionate... January 18, 2019

Investment in Aged Care Makes Sense

UnitingCare welcomes the announcements in the MYEFO which recognise the urgent need for services to support older people in the Australian community. Aged care providers are preparing to participate in a national conversation about the future of aged... December 17, 2018

Being Left Out Hurts our Kids

Poverty, social exclusion and disadvantage are complex and persistent. Child social exclusion means lost opportunity, disengagement and the risk of leading lives of unfulfilled potential. Today, at the start of Anti-Poverty Week, UnitingCare Australia... October 15, 2018

Royal Commission an opportunity to shape the future

UnitingCare Australia today welcomes the Prime Minister’s announcement of a Royal Commission into aged care. National Director Claerwen Little stated that the services of the Uniting Church in Australia supports action to ensure the safety of older... September 16, 2018

UnitingCare welcomes new strategy to support the aged care workforce

UnitingCare Australia has welcomed the fourteen Strategic Actions announced today by Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt, as part of A Matter of Care: The Aged Care Workforce Strategy. The actions, which form part of the broader... September 13, 2018

UnitingCare Australia backs a fair and acceptable safety net

UnitingCare Australia has welcomed the introduction of Cathy McGowan’s private member’s bill, seeking to establish a new Social Security Commission that would introduce greater transparency and integrity into the setting of minimum levels for social... August 20, 2018

Up to 10% of older Australians could experience Elder Abuse this year.

On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2018, UnitingCare Australia acknowledges the need for greater awareness of the prevalence of elder abuse in our community and our shared responsibility to look out for each other. It is likely that between 2% and 10%... June 15, 2018

Ensuring every child’s a winner in the birth lottery

This week is National Families Week and the aim is to celebrate the vital role that families play in Australian society. When it comes to families, the Government’s Budget makes it clear that it sees the provision of incentives for those earning wages... May 15, 2018

A stronger economy for the haves, but little hope for the have nots

UnitingCare Australia tonight welcomes the government’s commitment to older Australians and their care. The extra 14,000 home-care packages go some way to relieving the pain for those 105,000 people still waiting for support. The many other measures... May 8, 2018