CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning’s Acting Director, Gary Christensen, is encouraging people who have a disability and are interested in moving into modern, supported accommodation to register their interest early to avoid disappointment.
“Foster carers are very special people who provide love, support and stability to some of our country’s most vulnerable children,” Gary Christensen, Acting Director of CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning, said on the eve of NSW Foster Care Week.
Derek Gilligan was born into a Catholic family. When discussing his childhood and early adolescence, Derek recalls trips to Hawks Nest to visit his grandparents where they would all attend Mass every day and volunteer with the St Vincent de Paul Society. With some amusement, Derek goes on to share his memories of travelling with them between his home town of East Maitland to the mid north coast, as a St Christopher Medal shone proudly from the engine key and a decade of the rosary was prayed by everyone in the car during the journey for safe passage.
CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning has launched a video to help the community better understand what the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is, and how it’s transforming the lives of people living with a disability.
CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning was proud to partner with the Newcastle Knights and Black Money Enterprises to deliver a once in a lifetime opportunity for people accessing their Young Adult Services and Disability Services.