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UCW Celebrates NAIDOC 2016

UnitingCare West is a progressive organisation committed to working with Indigenous Australians to improve their health and wellbeing and increase awareness in the wider community of their status.

NAIDOC Week 2016 was held between 3-10 July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

UCW is committed to continuing its support of NAIDOC Week through a number of activities across its services.

UCW’s Tranby Centre, which works with people experiencing homelessness, once again ran a week-long series of NAIDOC Week events for its clients. 

This year’s celebrations also included Aboriginal art classes, traditional dancers and a cook up featuring kangaroo stew and damper. Check out some pictures from NAIDOC Week in the gallery here.

UCW is also involved with establishing better relationships, respect and opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through the ongoing development of its Reconciliation Action Plan.  You can find out more about the progress of our RAP here.  

UCW has over 36 programs which are open to the community. In addition, the following services have a specific focus on the needs of Indigenous Australians:

Aboriginal Family Respite Service

Indigenous Family Violence program

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UCW Celebrates NAIDOC 2016