The recommendations contained within this paper include a preferred model of service delivery which will deal structurally with issues currently impacting the government funded employment service arrangements. The model is part of an integrated representation of the reality of employment support for Australians, particularly those suffering significant disadvantage and have multiple barriers to employment.
UnitingCare has a unique value proposition as a major actor in the employment services market in Australia. It is particularly well placed to meet the challenge of assisting highly disadvantaged unemployed people with disabilities to make the transition into the workforce and to sustain good employment outcomes.
In providing disability employment services, UnitingCare agencies connect the social justice concerns of the Uniting Church with the role and function of providing social services in partnership with communities and with governments to ensure all people have the means and opportunities to live a decent life which we define as being able to access appropriate food, clothing and healthcare; safe and secure housing; meaningful work, education, rest and enjoyment; and the opportunity to participate in and contribute to communities.
UnitingCare Australia has today welcomed an announcement by Federal Minister for Women and Employment, Senator Michaelia Cash, of a $10million commitment over three years to a new ‘Launch into Work’ program.
A fortnightly newsletter from Acting National Director Martin J. Cowling
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Government announces changes to aged care funding arrangements
Treasurer agrees to move on affordable housing
Productivity Commission Inquiry on Competition Policy continues
Try, Test and Learn Fund up and running
'Lead the change' - the 2016 NDS meeting
The Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) contains a mixed bag of measures, UnitingCare Australia’s Acting National Director Martin J. Cowling said today.
UnitingCare Australia has welcomed the opportunity to make a submission to the Committee’s Inquiry into the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Youth Jobs Path: Prepare, Trial, Hire) Bill 2016 (Youth Jobs PaTH Bill).
$10 billion spent over five years could house 100,000 homeless people, and deliver jobs and growth as well.
Uniting Care Australia’s National Director, Susan Helyar, has responded to the Coalition’s Job Commitment Bonus election announcement, saying that “today’s announcement by the Coalition will do little to address long-term unemployment.”
A new report released today by the Major Church Providers of social services in Australia shows some people living on the dole are living in such poverty, that their chances of getting a job are seriously limited.