UnitingCare Australia was commissioned to undertake this review of residential out of home care (OOHC) services. Its purpose is to aid deliberations on whether their organisations sould be engaged in the provision of these services, and, if so, what models of care and what therapeutic interventions would best meet the needs of the children and young people likely to use them.
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.
At the start of Anti-Poverty Week 2018, UnitingCare Australia in partnership with The University of Canberra’s National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, launched a report which captures the multi-dimensional nature of disadvantage in Australia and its impact.
UnitingCare Australia has been working in partnership with the Australian Government and UnitingCare service providers across Australia to implement a national values-based employment model since 2015.
The model aims to select, train, mentor and support people into employment in community service roles with UnitingCare organisations. The program is specifically targeted at people who have been long-term unemployed, and seeks to provide them with an employment pathway in the growing community services sector.