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Social Services

Centacare helps former prisoners ‘find their feet’ and a place in the community

For newly released prisoners in south-east Queensland, finding a roof over their head is an immediate challenge. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Social Services

Advisory council heralds new era for Centacare

The Centacare Catholic Family Services advisory council has met officially for the first time, heralding a new era for the South Australian organisation. Source: The Southern Cross.

Social Services

CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes opens safe space for separated families

Separated Broken Hill families now have a safe space to spend time as a group, thanks to CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes’ new children’s contact service. Source: ABC News.

Social Services

Report finds low-income families struggle in summer heat

Almost two-thirds of people on income support are struggling to keep their homes cool in sweltering summer temperatures, an Australian Council of Social Service report has found. Source:

Families First Nations Social Services

MacKillop Family Services releases second Reconciliation Action Plan

MacKillop Family Services has launched its second Reconciliation Action Plan, coinciding with the 15th anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations.

Housing Social Services

Catholic Social Services says housing crisis a nationwide disaster

Catholic Social Services Australia says the housing crisis is an Australian-wide disaster affecting everyone from the unemployed through to double-income families.

Digital Life Social Services

‘Technology divide’ restricting access to services, Senate inquiry told

Australians facing poverty are more likely to be restricted with services like Centrelink because of the technology divide, a Senate inquiry has heard. Source: The Australian.

Social Services Welfare

Catholic sector welcomes plan to establish welfare payments panel

Catholic Social Services Australia has welcomed Albanese Government plans to establish an independent panel to annually review support payments such as JobSeeker and parenting payments ahead of each federal Budget.

Social Services

Tougher regulations on the cards for ‘buy now, pay later’ schemes

Catholic Social Services Australia has welcomed plans by the Albanese Government to tighten regulations around the “buy now, pay later” industry.