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Not Another Charity Event

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On May 15, UnitingCare Wesley Bowden celebrated the tireless work of carers in our community with a gourmet lunch, and performance by the stars of hit musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Carers are often ‘on-call’ 24/7. Studies show that their caring roles can significantly affect their physical and mental health, they are usually unpaid and, sadly, unacknowledged by the community.

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Sunday Mail article - Foodbank & UCW Bowden

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Thank You Morialta Trust!

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Our Inner Southern Homelessness team successfully applied for a grant through the Morialta Charitable Trust Fund late last year.

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Thanks Westminster!

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They painted, they folded, they mailed and they wrapped........and that was all before lunch!

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August 2012 Bowden Bulletin now available

The August 2012 edition of the Bowden Bulletin is now available for download or you can pick up a copy from our office.

Check out those pearly whites!

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Good dental health is important to your overall health and wellbeing. In recent years the number of Australian children with tooth decay has increased, however if found early the progress of the decay may be stopped.

Staff from the South Australian Dental Service recently attended our Child and Family Centre at Torrensville to look for early signs of tooth decay in our students. This service is provided free to parents and the Centre as part of SA Health’s Lift the Lip program.

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Community spirit shines at Torrensville

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On Saturday 5th May, bright sunshine welcomed over 25 parents, 6 staff members and 15 children to our Torrensville Child and Family Centre’s recent working bee.

Parents and staff alike kindly donated their time, expertise and materials to ‘blitz’ the Centre. The great weather allowed a lot of outdoor jobs to be tackled including pruning, planting and mulching the garden, creating a new paved bicycle track for the toddlers and a tyre course to help children practice their balancing skills.

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February 2012 Bowden Bulletin now available

The February 2012 edition of the Bowden Bulletin is now available for download or you can pick up a copy from our office.

Common Community Care Standards - top marks!

Congratulations to our Community Care Services team who were recently the subject of a rigorous quality review by the Department of Health and Ageing.

The service received the highest possible commendation from the Office of Aged Care Quality and Compliance.

UnitingCare Wesley Bowden will continue to review and develop our service models to ensure we become, and remain, the leading provider of community services in South Australia.

Government House Thank You

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His Excellency the Governor Kevin Scarce warmly welcomed UnitingCare Wesley Bowden volunteers to Government House on 17 January to thank them for their contribution.

Guests were treated to beautiful canapes and a tour of the house.

We thank his Excellency for his generosity and commitment to UnitingCare Wesley Bowden.

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Success!

We are pleased to announce that UnitingCare Wesely Bowden was recently awarded 10 new Community Aged Care Packages to provide services in the Western metropolitan area.

Congratulations to the Direct Care Services team for submitting the successful application.

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