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… 

Stop tinkering with unilateral reforms to CDP!

On Wednesday 23 January 2019, a media release from the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator Nigel Scullion, outlined changes to the Community Development Program (CDP) which he states will be implemented from March this year. The bulk of these changes had been included in the Social Secutiry Legislation Amendment (Community Development Program) Bill 2018 which… 

Opinion piece: Hot weather tips as we age

As we age, we become more prone to heat stress. It is important that we are aware of some of the symptoms of heat-related illness, including rapid heartbeat, muscle cramps, nausea and vomiting, disorientation and confusion, fainting, delirium, paleness and hot dry skin. There are a number of factors that may increase the risk of… 

Opinion piece: Simple steps to prevent falls

As published in The Boomer lift-out of The Advertiser in December 2018. A broken bone will slow us down at the best of times but, as we age, it can result in losing independence or even needing support at home or in a residential aged care facility. Falls are the leading reason for older people…