Uniting Communities to create a unique residential and social services hub in the heart of Adelaide

Leading South Australian community service provider, Uniting Communities, is submitting plans to the South Australian Development Assessment Commission for its new home, creating a unique social services, residential and community hub in the heart of the city. The new multi use facility – just north of the Adelaide Central Markets in the CBD – is… 

Leading SA charity backs Safe Schools program

Uniting Communities is backing the efforts of the Safe Schools Coalition Australia to create safer, more-inclusive school environments for young people. The Coalition is a national group of organisations and schools working in collaboration to protect the welfare and wellbeing of same-gender attracted, intersex and gender diverse students, staff and families. ‘We’re proud to be… 

More to abuse than ‘sense of entitlement’

There have been recent discussion about children abusing their parents with expressions of shock and demands for urgent action to support parents. But if we are going to control this problem we are going to work out the root causes of this alarming trend. Please click here for editorial.

Get on with it COAG

Resolving funding allocation to the States and Territories for Health and Education is an absolute priority for the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) when it meets this Friday, 1st April. Please click here for media release.

Uniting Communities backs call for more suicide prevention funding

Lifeline has today launched an online campaign seeking a million signatures calling on the Federal Government to double funding to suicide prevention. The petition follows the release of Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data showing that 2864 people took their own lives in 2014 – almost 8 per day – which is an increase of… 

Uniting Communities to offer better access to justice system through Communication Partner Service

Uniting Communities will be delivering the Communication Partner Service from late June to assist people with a disability who are accessing the court system. Part of the State’s Disability Justice Plan, the service will be run by volunteers who will help victims, witnesses, suspects and defendants to communicate and give evidence in police interviews and… 

Uniting Communities certified carbon neutral in firsts for SA and Australia

Not-for-profit Uniting Communities has become the first South Australian organisation and the first registered charity in Australia to receive certification under the Federal Government’s Carbon Neutral Program. The certification comes after a five-year commitment from the organisation to significantly reduce its carbon footprint. ‘We committed to our Carbon Neutral program in 2010,’ says Simon Schrapel,… 

Online gambling a growing scourge on society

Around 200 world gambling experts are gathering in Auckland this week, the biggest threat on their minds is now online betting rather than the old bogey, poker machines. Gambling companies are using popular online games to lure young people into new forms of gambling to offset the dwindling popularity of poker machines. Uniting Communities South…