The recent statement by Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt that "up to 40 per cent of aged care residents get no visitors" was described as heartbreaking by CatholicCare's Community Visitor Scheme coordinator Nicolle Anderson-Brown.
CatholicCare and the Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) have a seven year history of collaboration delivering psycho-education groups, support conversations (often solution focused brief interventions) and referrals for participants of the weekly Wednesday Men's Group.
CatholicCare Wollongong's 'School, Student & Family Program' was awarded a Merit Award for Organisational Service Excellence at the 2015 Catholic Social Services Australia Awards in Canberra on October 20.
CatholicCare partnered with other local social service orgainisations to take part in a research project led by the University of Wollongong on the topic of foster carer marketing and recruitment.
National Families Week, held from 15 to 21 May, aims to celebrate the vital role that families play in Australian society.
This year, CatholicCare invites all schools in the Diocese of Wollongong to celebrate Family Week.