Drugs are a health matter

  Given Uniting Communities’ long track record of providing alcohol and other drugs (AOD) treatment and support services, our AOD staff have developed a treatment framework and a detailed understanding and expertise about what is and is not effective when it comes to working with people with substance use issues. The Uniting Communities Service Manager… 

Submission calling on a raise to Newstart

From our work with clients Uniting Communities offers case studies and research evidence to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs supporting a raise in Newstart Allowance.  In addition to outlining the key benefits of raising the rate we recommend a mechanism for determining social security payments, including the rate of Newstart Allowance. Full Submission… 

Continuing to work towards zero carbon at U City

Carbon Neutral Ambassador, Uniting Communities, opened the doors to its brand new U City building to the public on 6 August, marking the launch of a unique mixed-use community in the heart of the Adelaide CBD. In 2018, the U City development was recognised as South Australia’s ‘greenest’ building design to date by the Green… 

Submission to Senate inquiry on Robodebt and NDIA

Uniting Communities submission to a Senate committee regarding “The impact of changes to service delivery models on the administration and running of Government programs”.  We described our concerns regarding Centrelink’s Robodebt compliance and outsourced debt collection program. We also indicate our support for the ongoing outsourcing of functions in the Human Services portfolio at the… 

Campaigning for Every Child

Uniting Communities is proud to be a campaign partner in the Every Child campaign, a national movement launching on Tuesday 27 August. Every child and young person in Australia can and should thrive. But this is only possible when Australian families get the support they need to navigate tough times. The Every Child campaign is… 

Ruby’s marching proud for homelessness awareness

Ruby’s Therapeutic Youth Service will host the Pride in Your Stride community walk on Friday 9 August, marching through the streets of Mt Gambier and taking donations of shoes to raise awareness of homelessness and lack of affordable housing. The walk will be held during this year’s Homelessness Week, where the theme is ‘Housing Ends… 

Adelaide’s revolutionary ‘U City’ Development about to open its doors!

Australia’s most innovative mixed-use development celebrates genuine and tangible community inclusion In the making for the past three years, Australia’s most innovative mixed-use development – U City – is about to officially open its doors in the heart of the Adelaide CBD tomorrow, Tuesday, August 6. The $100 million development has literally broken new ground… 

A win for families at Australia’s top design awards

The innovative Family by Family program is this year’s recipient of the coveted Good Design Award for Social Impact – the highest honour for design and innovation in Australia. Family by Family brings together families who have been through challenging times (‘Sharing Families’) with those who are struggling (‘Seeking Families’), to build connections, break down…