Monster Garage Sale

garage-sale-3Yes it’s on again!  The Monster Garage Sale at Kippax returns on Saturday 4 March 2017.   Are you ready?

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UnitingCare Kippax signs up to Family Matters

family-mattersFamily Matters – kids safe in culture, not in care is Australia’s national campaign to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people grow up safe and cared for in family, community and culture.  Family Matters aims to eliminate the over representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out of home care by 2040. Continue reading

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Stop Federal Government Cuts to Aged Care Health Funding #stopthecuts

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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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ACT Election – rolls close soon

Elections are an important way that we all get to contribute to decisions that affect our lives.  To be involved you have to be correctly enrolled to vote.

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Save the Date

Anderw and Lindsay chattingKippax Uniting Church will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Sunday the 28th of August 2016.  More details to come.

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