NAIDOC Week is being celebrated 3-10 July. Originally, ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’, NAIDOC has evolved into an annual, week-long celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Q My father-in-law recently died from cancer. This was difficult for all of us but particularly difficult for my seven-year-old son. Although my father-in-law eventually died peacefully in his sleep, my son overheard us talking about this. Since then, my son has become afraid of sleeping alone and says that he is scared he could die in his sleep too. How can I make this better for him?
For 47-year-old Gordon, relocating to CatholicCare’s supported accommodation in early 2015 resulted in a number of benefits.
At the international level, daily news seems increasingly defined by stories of religious intolerance, terror attacks and polarising refugee debate. But as CatholicCare Refugee Service and members of the Hunter Region prepare for the 2016 Refugee Week, it is clear local attitudes tell a very different story.
All Saints College, St Joseph's Campus, Lochinvar teacher, Michael Eccleston, began his 150km Refugee Awareness Run this afternoon (Friday) at St Joseph's High School, Aberdeen, surrounded by cheering staff and students.
Q My employer has recently announced big changes within our organisation. This news has greatly affected morale at work and many of my colleagues seem to have become caught up in negativity. I am also very disheartened by the proposed changes and find it difficult to stay focused on my day-to-day work. How do I get through this time of uncertainty?
Do you enjoy working with people? Have you ever considered working in the disabilities sector? If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions and are seeking a rewarding career working for a quality service provider, then CatholicCare invites you to attend its upcoming Disability Support Worker Information Session.