The Federal Government is set to cut the Complex Health Care element of the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) by $1.2 billion over four years in the 2016-17 Budget, on top of $750 million which was cut in December 2015. Independent modelling suggests the real impact of the cuts will more than $2.5billion.
UnitingCare Australia wants to work with the Federal Government to develop a more sustainable funding model that will support Australia’s ageing population and does not jeopardise the care of vulnerable older Australians.
What’s the impact?
Should the cuts go ahead, funding will be reduced for each newly admitted aged care resident, or those whose needs are reassessed, by an average of $6,655 per year, with a reduction in funding of up to $18,000 for older people with the most complex needs.
Critical health care needs such as wound and skin care, mobility needs, arthritis treatment and end of life care are under direct threat. Aged care services will also be limited in their capacity to deliver the level of care to meet the needs of residents, reducing their wellbeing and quality of life.
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Kippax Uniting Church will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Sunday the 28th of August 2016. More details to come.
The last Garage Sale on June 25th was a great success. It was our biggest winter sale and there are so many people to be grateful to! Did you know that around 150 people make the Garage Sale work? Continue reading
Kippax Uniting Church is pleased to announce that Karyl Davison has accepted a call to be our new Executive Minister. Karyl will begin her placement with Kippax in November 2016. Continue reading
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Our next Monster Garage Sale is only one week away! We would love for you to join us between 8am and 1pm on Saturday 25 June. We also gratefully accept donations from 1pm on Wednesday 22 June and new volunteers.
You can find out more about our Garage Sales here.
Our next Monster Garage Sale will be held on 25 June 2016. That’s only two weeks away! Continue reading
After an amazing 19 years, Rev Gordon Ramsay has concluded his ministry at Kippax Uniting. Sunday 3 April was a day of celebration for this ministry – a mix of sadness, joy, fond remembrance, and excitement for the future.
Below are some pictures and just one of the many speeches given that day.
Just for this weekend, we are holding a single combined Sunday service at 10am,
followed by a congregational lunch.
It is to mark the conclusion of Gordon Ramsay’s ministry at Kippax
Everyone is welcome
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Today the Kippax Uniting Church Council sent a letter to the Chairperson of the Canberra Region Presbytery
to affirm the actions of the Canberra Region Presbytery, the Uniting Church Assembly, UnitingJustice Australia, other Uniting Church congregations, and the many other Churches across Australia in their public declaration that they would offer sanctuary to the 267 asylum seekers – including 37 babies – to prevent their return to Nauru.
It is the position of the Church Council that, in light of our Gospel values, it is right to make a stand for the sake of our neighbours who seek asylum. Every human being is made in the image of God. We as a Church have a responsibility to protect and care for them as human beings
Therefore, the Kippax Uniting Church Council stands with the Presbytery and other congregations and will seek to protect these people who are fleeing from persecution. This is a moral issue that cannot be ignored.
We offer to provide sanctuary to this group of most vulnerable people “with open doors, open hearts, and open tables”.
Kippax Uniting Church is a vibrant congregation and community service body, based in West Belconnen in the ACT. Our purpose is to create a loving, nurturing community. Our community centre welcomes over 1500 people a week.
There are four positions currently open for applications at Kippax:
Therapeutic Play Support Worker (Newpin)
EFMA Counsellor (Emergency Financial & Material Aid)
Details are here
If you were a customer or volunteer at our most recent Garage Sale in June we would love to hear your feedback so that we can make the next sale in November even better. We would be very grateful if you could spare 10 minutes to complete a short online survey which can be found online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/kippaxmonstergaragesaleJune2016