Sick with worry report: People’s desire to participate shines through IMAGE Social Services

Sick with worry report: People’s desire to participate shines through

October 15, 2015 Comments Evan Langdon

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council has marked Anti-Poverty Week 2015 with the launch of the ‘Sick with worry…’ report containing stories from the front-line of inequality and 14 recommendations for urgent action by the Federal Government to help enable people to achieve their dreams of a life without poverty.

A Buddy Bench for Refugee Service IMAGE Social Services

A Buddy Bench for Refugee Service

October 12, 2015 Comments Barry Urwin

A warm welcome for refugees has always been extended by the Oakley family. Allan and Barbara Oakley have personally supported and helped refugee families settle into Newcastle for many years.

Interagency Foster Care Picnic 2015 IMAGE Social Services

Interagency Foster Care Picnic 2015

September 24, 2015 Stephen Carter

The 2015 CatholicCare Interagency Foster Care Picnic attracted 400 carers and children on Wednesday 23 September, turning Maitland Park into a buzzing hive of activity, colour and fun. Face painting, jumping castles and a sausage sizzle added to the sense of celebration, despite the cold windy weather.

CatholicCare Hunter-Manning celebrates Foster Care Week IMAGE Social Services

CatholicCare Hunter-Manning celebrates Foster Care Week

September 17, 2015 Comments Jamie-Lee Habeler

As a celebration of Foster Care Week, CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning today held a lunch for 50 of its carers to pay tribute to the work they do and to say thank you for their contribution to the people they support.

Attention must be paid IMAGE Social Services

Attention must be paid

September 11, 2015 Stephen Carter

An enormous amount of attention has been paid to issues around refugee and asylum seekers in recent weeks: quotas; detention; resettlement; ‘stop the boats’ policies; the impact – positive and negative – of accepting, even welcoming, displaced and desperate people from places as conflicted as Syria. Defying the Border Force Act - rally in Newcastle - 17 September 2015.

Award recognises Excellence in Pastoral Care at Calvary Mater IMAGE Social Services

Award recognises Excellence in Pastoral Care at Calvary Mater

September 10, 2015 Comments Helen Ellis

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) has honoured Mary Ringstad, Pastoral Care Manager at Calvary Mater Newcastle, with the CHA Award for Excellence in Pastoral Care 2015.

Towards justice for refugees and asylum seekers IMAGE Social Services

Towards justice for refugees and asylum seekers

September 09, 2015 Comments Tracey Edstein, Aoife Connors

Bishop Long welcomes announcement Australia will accept 12,000 more refugees.

CatholicCare Offers Strong Support for Foster Carers IMAGE Aurora Magazine

CatholicCare Offers Strong Support for Foster Carers

September 01, 2015 Jamie-Lee Habeler

CatholicCare Social Services is delighted to be participating in Foster Care Week, an annual event held in NSW to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding work of foster carers.