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Demand for emergency relief is on the rise

on May 15, 2018 | Posted by: Uniting

The Winter Breakfast Event on 15 May heard from an expert panel about the economic factors that are driving an increase in demand for emergency relief services.

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The Victoria Cross – Australia Remembers

on April 25, 2018 | Posted by: Uniting

A new book, The Victoria Cross – Australia Remembers, photographed by ex-veteran and Uniting volunteer Gordon Traills, tells the stories of the families of 100 Australian recipients of the Victoria Cross.

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New services launched to support users of alcohol and other drugs

on April 11, 2018 | Posted by: Uniting

Uniting in Victoria and Tasmania has today launched two new alcohol and other drug (AOD) services to save lives and create safer environments for families across Victoria.

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More support for brothers and sisters in out-of-home care

on April 11, 2018 | Posted by: Uniting

In a national first, the Victorian State Government has announced that Uniting Vic.Tas will lead the introduction of a new trial service for foster children with siblings, the Keeping Connected Program.

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Can tiny houses make a big change?

on March 28, 2018 | Posted by: Uniting

Across Australia, 44,000 young people don’t have a safe place to sleep at night, and it’s not just a big city problem. Last year we supported to 116 young people in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, 102 of whom were at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness.

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Firefighters step up to raise funds

on March 28, 2018 | Posted by: Uniting

Every minute in Australia, someone calls Lifeline. People call looking for someone to talk to about suicidal thoughts or attempts, personal crisis, anxiety, depression, loneliness, abuse, or seeking information for friends and family.

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Seeking asylum

on March 28, 2018 | Posted by: Uniting

People seeking asylum are some of the most vulnerable in our community.
While they wait for the outcome of their protection claims, some people have no work rights, no income or healthcare and no access to safe housing.

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Making a difference with Fire & Clay

on March 21, 2018 | Posted by: Uniting

A registered Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE) employing more than 30 people, the talented team at Fire and Clay produce an array of handcrafted pottery and ceramic garden products.

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Close the Gap Day – 2018

on March 15, 2018 | Posted by: Uniting

We recognise today as a day dedicated to the ongoing campaign for Indigenous health equality. We acknowledge the pressing need to reduce both the health and life expectancy gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and communities in Australia, without exception.

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Make a difference to families in your local Yarra Ranges community.

on March 14, 2018 | Posted by: Uniting

Home Start offers early intervention support, friendship and practical parenting insights for families with at least one child who is eight years of age or younger. In Yarra Ranges it is run by Uniting. While the work being done has already made a powerful and positive difference in the local community, more volunteers are needed to keep it going.

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Our position on the rising cost of living in Tasmania

on February 28, 2018 | Posted by: Uniting

At Uniting, we believe that no one should be left behind. Therefore we have taken a position on several issues contributing to economic challenges for Tasmanians.

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Our position on early learning in Tasmania

on February 22, 2018 | Posted by: Uniting

Early childhood education and care allows children to achieve their best. It is crucial to learning, and to living healthy, happy lives into adulthood. We believe that every child deserves to enjoy affordable, high quality early learning for two years before starting school.

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Our position on housing for the Tasmanian state election

on February 13, 2018 | Posted by: Uniting

With Tasmanian state elections to be held on 3 March 2018, we are setting out our position on key issues facing the Tasmanian electorate.

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Uniting volunteers recognised at Premier’s award ceremony

on February 12, 2018 | Posted by: Uniting

Congratulation to all those volunteers who were recognised at the 2017 Victorians Premier’s Volunteer Champion Awards and particularly those who have an association with Uniting. We are delighted that Todd Jolly received a service award for his dedicated long-standing volunteer work at the Kangaroo Flat Emergency Relief Centre in Bendigo.

 

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Understanding the codeine ban

on February 1, 2018 | Posted by: Uniting

From 1 February 2018, medicines containing codeine will no longer be available without a prescription. What might this mean for you, or someone you care for?

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Oakleigh students lend green thumbs

on December 7, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

Clients at Uniting St Mark’s were thrilled to have a few extra green thumbs at work in the garden recently when they were joined by 14 year-nine students from Oakleigh Grammar.

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Join us for a Christmas meal

on December 1, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

Uniting is hosting a number of community lunches during the Christmas season for our clients to come together and enjoy a warm meal and a chat.

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Celebrate spring at PepperTree Place Garden Fiesta on 11 November

on November 9, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

A community nursery run by Uniting Kildonan, located in Coburg in Melbourne’s north, is encouraging families and communities to come together to learn about growing and preparing fresh food at its annual Garden Fiesta.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Uniting applaud announcement of Australia’s second Medically Supervised Injecting Centre

on October 31, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

The organisation that opened Australia’s first Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC), today welcomed the Victorian government announcement that a centre will be established in Melbourne.

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Stories behind the paintbrush

on October 25, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

Talented artists who participate in programs run by Uniting Wesley and Uniting Harrison have been selected to exhibit their works at the State Trustees Connected Art Exhibition at Federation Square from Monday 23 October.

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Older voices making waves

on October 18, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

On Monday 23 October, the longest running uninterrupted interview program in the history of community radio, Listen to Older Voices, will go to air with its 1,000th episode. For 19 years, the program, which is part of Uniting Wesley’s Melba Club, has provided a public platform for the stories, views and opinions of older citizens across Melbourne.

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Lifeline urges focus on hope and recovery

on September 28, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

National suicide data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has shown a slight reduction in deaths by suicide. Sadly, there are still about eight lives lost to suicide every day in Australia.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Uniting Ballarat employee recognised for efforts in homelessness

on September 27, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

Uniting Ballarat is celebrating after the announcement that one of their own has been recognised as going above and beyond for people who are experiencing homelessness in the local area.

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MEDIA RELEASE: New career results in regional award

on September 14, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

Uniting Wimmera Family Day Care Educator, Collette Okely, has been named a regional winner in the 2017 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards.

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Bringing suicide out of the shadows

on September 11, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

If you’re concerned that someone you know might be thinking about taking their own life, it’s important to be direct in asking the question, “Are you thinking about suicide?”

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Victorian Disability Awards honour

on August 17, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

It’s no wonder that Uniting’s hardworking Pathways 2 Employment team took out the Excellence in Employment Outcomes award at the recent Victorian Disability Awards – an honour that Community Relations Manager, Vicki Walsh, says is so well deserved.

 

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Spotlight on Melbourne’s ‘hidden homeless’

on August 7, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

In Melbourne’s eastern suburbs more than 13,000 people sought the assistance of homelessness and crisis services last year.

Many of them were Melbourne’s ‘hidden homeless’, people who live temporarily with others but aren’t guaranteed permanent, private and secure housing.

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Medically Supervised Injecting Centres (MSICs)

on June 27, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

Uniting is developing a resolution on Medically Supervised Injecting Centres (MSICs) for the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania, following a request from Moderator Rev Sharon Hollis and General Secretary Rev Dr Mark Lawrence.

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UnitingCare Australia Calls for Nationally Consistent Approach to Elder Abuse

on June 27, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

The nation’s largest provider of aged care services has supported the Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC) call for a national approach to combatting elder abuse in its Elder Abuse – A National Legal Response recently released.

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The Uniting Church celebrates 40 years

on June 27, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Uniting Church in Australia.

The Church came into being on 22 June 1977, after three denominations – Congregational Union in Australia, the Methodist Church of Australasia, and the Presbyterian Church of Australia – joined together.

 

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