14 things you can do for your relationship IMAGE Social Services

14 things you can do for your relationship

February 10, 2017 Comments Robyn Donnelly

What a lovely reminder is St Valentine’s Day on 14th February for those in a relationship! The day’s a reminder that we should be thinking daily about what we should be doing for our partner.   

Autism information session with Dr Tony Attwood IMAGE Social Services

Autism information session with Dr Tony Attwood

February 07, 2017 Comments Lizzie Snedden

If you have ever questioned whether you, or someone close to you, may have Autism, then CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning invites you to attend its free information session with world renowned Autism expert, Dr Tony Attwood.

Marriage: Should I stay or should I go? IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Marriage: Should I stay or should I go?

February 01, 2017 Comments Tanya Russell

Q Over the past few months, I have been seriously considering leaving my husband. We have been married for 14 years and we have three children but somewhere along the way, we have grown apart. I am torn between doing what’s “right” by the children and what is “right” for me. I don’t know how I feel anymore and don’t want to open up too much to my friends, especially if I decide to stay. How do I start unpacking this more in my head before making my decision?

Experience leads to improved services for people with disabilities IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Experience leads to improved services for people with disabilities

February 01, 2017 Comments Peta Cass

As a parent, grandparent and wife, I have supported my family through some challenging times.  Having a child with special needs, I have, in years gone by, struggled to find individualised, local supports and often felt quite isolated and frustrated by the lack of control I was experiencing.   

GALLERY: Newcastle Knights visit CatholicCare Disability Services IMAGE Social Services

GALLERY: Newcastle Knights visit CatholicCare Disability Services

January 31, 2017 Comments Lizzie Snedden, Geri Williams

Newcastle Knights players Peter Mata'utia, Pat Mata'utia and Sione Mata'utia have recently formed the Mata'utia Brother's Foundation, promoting the #StrongerTogether initiative. 

Family And Community Services high school scholarships IMAGE Social Services

Family And Community Services high school scholarships

January 25, 2017 Comments Helga Smit

Family And Community Services (FACS) is offering High School Scholarships to help students enrolled in education or training to complete their studies. Successful applicants will receive $1,000 to help with school expenses.

Strong is your only choice IMAGE Year in Review

Strong is your only choice

January 09, 2017 Comments Tracey Edstein

Some will recall the June Aurora cover depicting teacher Michael Eccleston and students from St Joseph’s Lochinvar participating in #3weeks2days, an imaginative honouring of John Sandy’s walk for three weeks and two days in order to make a phone call to his wife. John came to Australia as a refugee from Sierra Leone and is now a project officer with CatholicCare Refugee Service.

CatholicCare expands early intervention services IMAGE Year in Review

CatholicCare expands early intervention services

January 06, 2017 Comments Gary Christensen

In 2016, CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning commenced a range of new Early Intervention programs for vulnerable children and families.