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UnitingCare West celebrates NAIDOC Week 2015

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 2015 is being held between 5-12 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 Day Centre for the Homeless will once again run a week-long series of NAIDOC Week events for its clients. The Acknowledgement Ceremony will be carried out by one of our Tranby clients.

This year’s celebrations will also include Aboriginal art classes facilitated by Lenny Thorne from the Centrelink Community Team, Wadumbah dancers and a traditional cook up featuring kangaroo stew and damper.

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.

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

Aboriginal Family Respite Service: http://www.unitingcarewest.org.au/services/indigenous-communities/aboriginal-family-respite-service/

Indigenous Family Violence program: http://www.unitingcarewest.org.au/services/indigenous-communities/indigenous-family-violence/