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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

It’s not a surplus unless you’ve covered the essentials

UnitingCare Australia believes that a real surplus is what’s left after budgeting for the essentials. A ‘surplus’ gained at the cost of allowing children to live in poverty, people with disabilities to go without the basic support they need, older... April 2, 2019

UnitingCare Australia today welcomes the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

UnitingCare Australia works to support the most vulnerable people living in Australia. This is the time to hear the lived experience of those with a disability and to explore the changes that are needed to promote best practice and transform society. National... April 5, 2019

UnitingCare Australia and ACSA welcome funding for remote workforce to address disadvantage and keep families closer together

UnitingCare Australia and Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) have welcomed a $2 million boost in funding to support the implementation of regional and remote elements of the Aged Care Workforce Strategy, including the Remote Accord. The two... April 6, 2019

UnitingCare Australia warns of 'perfect storm' in aged care looming

UnitingCare Australia today warned the possibility of a ‘perfect storm’ emerging in aged care, as older Australians face the prospect of being unable to access the supports they need. This is due to a deepening crisis of providers lacking the financial... July 10, 2019

UnitingCare Australia echoes calls for immediate action on income support

As the week of action to Raise the Rate of Newstart gets underway today, UnitingCare Australia echoes calls for an immediate increase to Newstart and Youth Allowance payment levels to ensure their adequacy in meeting basic living costs. UnitingCare Australia... July 15, 2019

Delivering meaningful jobs through values-based employment

UnitingCare Australia and Uniting Vic.Tas today celebrated the latest group of graduates to have successfully gained employment through UnitingCare’s values-based employment model. The model adopts a strengths-based approach to support job seekers into... July 18, 2019

Australia needs a solution to homelessness

UnitingCare Australia is calling on our Federal and State Governments to urgently develop and commit to a National Housing Strategy to address the growing crisis of homelessness in Australia. This week is National Homelessness Week. There are more than... August 7, 2019

Australia is Failing its Elderly – We Need Action Now

This article was published in The Australian opinion section on 6/8/19 You don’t need to be a regular visitor to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety to know that our system is at breaking point. The stories of abuse and neglect... August 21, 2019

Report highlights urgent need to invest in our children

UnitingCare Australia is today launching its research report, Review of Best Practice in Residential Out of Home Care. The review was prepared to provide information and guidance on best practice in the provision of residential out of home care for those... September 6, 2019