My Buddy – an encounter with homelessness, from a privileged perspective
Prompted by a good friend to keep my promise of a random act of kindness, the following encounter unravelled. Dashing to the supermarket a few months ago, I noticed a man sleeping rough on a public bench. Presenting as homeless, and obviously down on his luck, I hastily thrust $10…Read More
The lasting impacts of homelessness on the youth of Australia
According to the most recent report by the ABS Census of Housing and Population, roughly 116,247 people were homeless, with 26,787 (24%) being youth under the age of 18. This is an 11% increase since the last report in 2011, and the numbers continue to rise. Of this 24% of…Read More
It’s National Families Week
National Families Week kicks off today 15 May and runs through until 21 May. The aim of National Families Week is to celebrate the vital role that families play in Australian society. The enduring theme 'STRONGER FAMILIES, STRONGER COMMUNITIES' highlights the important role that families play as the central building…Read More
How do I become a foster carer?
Becoming a foster carer is an exciting time that can change your life forever. You take in children at some of the most vulnerable points in their lives, and this is why all potential foster families go through a rigorous assessment process before being granted the right to be foster carers.…Read More