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… 

Uniting Communities highlights 5-star fleet safety

Leading South Australian not-for-profit organisation, Uniting Communities, is the first in the country to start displaying 5-star ANCAP safety ratings on its entire fleet of owned and operated cars, highlighting its safety commitment to employees, clients and the community. ANCAP Safety is Australasia’s leading independent vehicle safety authority. To achieve the maximum 5-star ANCAP safety… 

Child protection and other prevention opportunities missed

Despite modest new investment in social service infrastructure, today’s State budget released by Treasurer Lucas appears to be an all too familiar story. Uniting Communities’ Chief Executive, Simon Schrapel said, ‘Understandably the government has focused new expenditure on additional physical infrastructure to stimulate economic activity and productivity. However, productivity and a robust State is more… 

U City serves up new hospitality precinct in the city

New hospitality tenants at Uniting Communities’ U City building on Franklin Street will dish up a range of delicacies when the 20-storey development opens its doors mid-year. All hospitality and retail spaces on the ground floor of the development are now tenanted, with the announcement that Luigi Delicatessen will move to U City from Flinders… 

Blanco Horner a perfect fit for U City’s ‘vertical village’

Uniting Communities is pleased to announce its partnership with award-winning South Australian hospitality group, Blanco Horner Hospitality Management (Blanco Horner), to provide catering services in the new U City Function Centre opening in mid-2019. The two leading South Australian organisations – with a history of more than 155 years between them – will join forces… 

Opinion piece: Residential care - how do you decide?

The task of finding a place in an aged care facility – for yourself or, more commonly, for a loved one – can seem daunting, particularly with negative stories emerging from the current Royal Commission into aged care. Generally, people start considering residential aged care when independent living becomes too difficult. This often comes after… 

Response to the Inquiry into ParentsNext

Uniting Communities has made a submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs – Community Affairs Referencing Committee regarding the government’s ParentsNext program. This submission provides responses to a number of the Inquiry’s Terms of Reference, with an emphasis on the disadvantaging effects that the ParentsNext program has on children and their parents, with…