National Families Week – a time to connect or a time to seek support?

Families come in all shapes and sizes, and National Families Week (marked 15 - 21 May 2022) is the perfect time to celebrate our nearest and dearest and what they bring to our lives. Whilst the traditional setup of mum, dad and two children still has its place in Australian…

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Thank you Penelope and all our incredible volunteers

Penelope Kerr’s volunteering journey began over 16 years ago when her father was living in a nursing home in Canberra. “During my visits I’d notice the names of Dad's visitors in the sign-in book. The difference these people made in his life was so clear.” Months later when Penelope noticed…

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Family Day Care – a home away from home

Family Day Care for many working parents is the next best thing to being at home themselves with their children. It is less formal than a childcare centre, with supervised care for children being provided in the private homes of licensed educators. It is often thought of as a home…

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Adam’s embracing care and taking steps to a brighter future

A difficult start in life and added trauma along the way led young Adam to develop some challenging behaviours, disengage with school and use anger as a barrier against the world.   But the supports he has received while living in one of our Intensive Therapeutic Care homes has seen a…

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