New support line looks out for mental health during COVID-19 pandemic

Uniting Communities is proud to deliver a new telephone and video support line launched on Tuesday for people struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An initiative of the State Government, the SA COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line provides phone and online video counselling support to people dealing with increased anxiety and mental health challenges during… 

Uniting Communities joins call for COVID-19 energy relief package

“The most vulnerable people in our communities are also the people at greatest risk of COVID-19 impacts. It is crucial that energy businesses and governments act promptly to reduce the risk of further financial pain and the emotional anguish from uncertainty for the most vulnerable people in our community.” Uniting Communities has joined an alliance… 

Our response to COVID-19

Uniting Communities is proactively monitoring updates on COVID-19 as they become available and as the situation unfolds. We want to assure our clients and their loved ones, our staff and volunteers, our funders and partners, and the broader community that we are following the Department of Health’s advice to implement measures that will best support… 

Adelaide’s revolutionary ‘U City’ to be officially opened by Australia’s Governor-General

His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley will be visiting Adelaide tomorrow, Friday March 13 to officially open Australia’s most innovative mixed-use development – U City – in the heart of the Adelaide CBD. Three years in the making, the Uniting Communities development is a unique… 

A submission on SA Power Networks proposed additional bushfire expenditure in the 2020-2025 Revenue

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) is in the final stages of determining SA Power Networks 2020-25 Regulated Revenue with a final determination due on April 30. SA Power Networks has made further submissions seeking to add a new step change to its opex allowance and also add a new contingent project. These proposals have been… 

Valuing our similarities and differences in leadership from within Uniting Social services organisations

This paper was prepared by Peter McDonald for the Leadership Symposium held at Uniting College on 18-20th February.  It is an anthology of stories which show the similarities and differences of approaches to leadership by UCA members in the social service sector. Click here to download the paper “At first I thought why bother but… 

National Apology to the Stolen Generation

Written by Michael Robertson and the Kurlana Tampawardli team The National Apology to the Stolen Generation was introduced and offered by Kevin Rudd 12 years ago today.  This was based on recognising individual, family and group trauma suffered as a result of policies of forced child removal and assimilation. It also enshrined and launched further… 

Changing Places for a more accessible Adelaide

Uniting Communities’ U City building has become home to the first 24/7 Changing Places facility in the CBD, achieving full accreditation with Changing Places Technical Standards in early December. Changing Places are best-practice bathrooms for people living with disability and their support people. They include a hoist and other customised features to give people a…