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Our Host Family of the Year: The Halstead’s

Our Host Family of the Year: The Halstead’s

Congratulations to all of our host families who have been nominated by their Care Professionals for our annual Host Family of the Year Awards! The live-in caregiver relationship is a unique one, and these families have gone over and above to not only make their Care...

National Reconciliation Week 2020

National Reconciliation Week 2020

2020 is a year like no other, most of us will attest do that. Did you know that it also marks 20 years since Reconciliation Australia set out to shape the country’s journey towards a more just, equitable and reconciled nation? It’s also 20 years since thousands of...

Supporting Families with Special Needs Through This Time

Supporting Families with Special Needs Through This Time

If recent times have taught us anything, it’s how adaptable we all can be. From spending all of our time with our families to becoming their teachers, we as humans can adapt. But for those families who have children with additional needs, things aren’t quite that...

Carers from within Australia

Carers from within Australia

In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have formed a new model of care. We now offer placements with domestic carers and therapy assistants local to a host family’s area.   Meet Sarah, who used to volunteer in schools in the UK. In Australia she has worked in...

Finding Time for Yourself

Finding Time for Yourself

By now most of us have gotten used to being at home all the time and spending all of our time with all of our family members. Now, more than ever, we realise how important selfcare is! We need to look after ourselves to be able to look after the rest of our family....

On Finding Balance

On Finding Balance

In this brave new world, parents are finding that they are having to wear even more hats than ever before. Not only are we having to work from home, run the house, provide childcare, complete therapy homework, we are also having to be teachers. So how can we best...

Working from Home: Tips to Make it Workable

Working from Home: Tips to Make it Workable

For some years the ability to work from home was sought after by many employees. Now that most of us are forced to, does it deliver what it promises? Yes, times are different and not all of us are working from home by choice. But with some routine and discipline in...