Supported Accommodation Superstar: Penny’s Story IMAGE Social Services

Supported Accommodation Superstar: Penny’s Story

May 23, 2017 Jackelyn Bassett

With a beaming smile and confidence that any Hollywood actress would envy, Penny is a natural in front of the camera.

National Families Week IMAGE Social Services

National Families Week

May 16, 2017 Comments Gary Christensen

Each year, over a hundred thousand people and hundreds of organisations celebrate National Families Week (15-21 May), Australia’s annual celebration of families.

The Skye’s The Limit IMAGE Social Services

The Skye’s The Limit

May 09, 2017 Jackelyn Bassett

Showing off her dreamcatcher craft project and newfound confidence, Skye Hudson has blossomed under mentoring received through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) facilitated by CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning.

Caring for those in supported accommodation IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Caring for those in supported accommodation

May 03, 2017 Comments Andrea Walters

In my role as NDIS Program Manager with CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning, I have been fortunate enough to witness our clients in supported accommodation experience so many memorable times. 

Achieving a ‘work-screen’ balance in family life IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Achieving a ‘work-screen’ balance in family life

May 03, 2017 Comments Tanya Russell

Q   My children seem to be addicted to their electronic devices, especially their iPads, and so getting them to do anything around the house is so difficult. As much as this frustrates me, I accept that I have allowed this to happen and now really want to find ways to reduce their device time. Any ideas?

Mother love: it’s complicated IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Mother love: it’s complicated

May 03, 2017 Comments Joanne Isaac

I remember when I used to meet up with friends, go to the movies and read as many books as I wanted. I would literally put one book down and pick up another. I remember regularly ringing one of my best friends and enjoying epic two-hour conversations. I remember re-watching all seven seasons of The West Wing in a month (long before Netflix and binge watching were even a thing). I remember walking my dogs every day. I remember lazy Sunday afternoons on the couch. Sometimes I would even have a nap!  

Taree Community Kitchen National Volunteer Week IMAGE Social Services

Taree Community Kitchen National Volunteer Week

May 01, 2017 Comments Jackelyn Bassett

It was smiles and scones all round at Taree Community Kitchen on Monday, with CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning hosting a special morning tea to celebrate volunteers ahead of National Volunteer Week.

Out Of Home Care focus group feedback night IMAGE Social Services

Out Of Home Care focus group feedback night

May 01, 2017 Comments Lizzie Snedden

Last year CatholicCare foster carers were invited to attend CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning’s Out of Home Care Focus Group Discussion.