Temporary bushfire accommodation available at U City

Uniting Communities is shocked and saddened by the current bushfire crisis, and understands that many people in our community have been affected and displaced. Finding temporary accommodation during this time can be difficult. Uniting Communities is making its U City Accessible Serviced Apartments available at no charge for people requiring temporary accommodation during this devastating… 

Opinion piece: Let’s change someone’s world this Christmas

While the festive season can bring a great deal of joy and happiness, it can also be a time of sadness and change for many. As we age, our risk of isolation can increase and, as a result, older people are especially vulnerable to loneliness and isolation. Due to health and physical changes, some people… 

Opinion piece: Rewriting the story on ageing

When we’re young, we’re desperate to grow up; as we age, we want to be young again. Why does older age frighten us? Is it because of what we perceive old age to be? There has been lots of information in the media recently with shocking tales of poor care, waiting lists and system challenges… 

Our year in review

“Having an impact can take many shapes and forms.” For Uniting Communities our most important and enduring impact happens through the interactions our staff have with people – in their homes, in the community or in one of our many facilities across South Australia. Helping people and families through crisis, to grow and live independently,… 

Submission to Senate inquiry on Cashless Card Transition Bill

Uniting Communities welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs regarding the inquiry into the Social Security (administration) Amendment (Income Management to Cashless Debit Card Transition) Bill 2019. In summary, the Bill proposes that people who are currently subject to income management in the Northern Territory and the… 

Religious discrimination bill not required

Uniting Communities believes that the draft religious discrimination bill does not assist us in reducing unfair discrimination in SA. So we don’t support the bill in its current form. If the bill goes ahead we have described the changes which we believe would improve the current bill. We don’t believe there is any need for… 

Myth busting Newstart

Uniting Communities has prepared a summary document that busts some of the myths associated with the Newstart Allowance. We focus on myths such as: Most people on Newstart are only on it for a short time; most people on Newstart are young; there are enough jobs for people on Newstart to move into. Click here… 

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…