Research Report Launched - ‘To do this job you have to have to have the heart for it’.

Uniting Country SA is proud to release the research report   ‘To do this job you have to have to have the heart for it’.   The report examines factors which would optimise current practice to support the best outcomes for country people living with multiple and complex needs? Read more

National Volunteering Week

As we all know Volunteers play an important role in our organisation and at last count we had 158 that work across Port Pirie, Port Augusta, Whyalla, Port Lincoln, Coober Pedy, Peterborough and Kadina. This year we asked the question ‘why do you volunteer? and got some interesting answers including: developing friendship, having fun, helping the community, skills development and because my partner retired! Thank you to all our amazing, talented and generous volunteers. Read more

New Director

A real privilege to be appointed as a non-executive director to the Board of Uniting Country SA and Uniting Country Housing. A strong governance framework has been key to growth with the organisations now employing over 315 staff, operating from 31 sites including the APY lands with the support of over 180 volunteers. I look forward to the opportunity to continue to learn from my colleagues and to serve country communities. Dr Harry Randhawa Read more

Youth Homelessness Matters Day

Today is Youth Homelessness Matters Day! Did you know approximately 42,000 Australian young people aged 15-24 needed help from a homelessness service in 2020-21? Trent’s lived experience of homelessness as a young person Yfoundations Yfoundations.org.au/yhmd Young People Don’t Choose Homelessness Kids Under Cover kuc.org.au/library/youth-homelessness-facts-statistics Uniting Country SA provides Youth Homelessness Services in the Port Read more

Careers in the Bush

Dr Harry Randhawa spoke to Adelaide University Law students at Uni Hub Spencer Gulf about the rich and rewarding experience of working in the bush. Having worked in regional Australia for the last 12 years, Harry, who graduated from Flinders with Medicine and Law qualifications, continues to be attracted to the string sense of community that is present in rural and regional Australia. Read more