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service excellence award ceremony

At a recent recognition ceremony both UCW Bowden and Westside Housing Association were congratulated on achieving the Award Level of the Service Excellence Quality Program.

In November 2009 UCW Bowden commenced, in earnest, the Certificate Level self assessment of the program and achieved a successful audit result the following month leading to the Certificate level accreditation.

Wanting to continually improve all we do; Westside Housing Association, together with UCW Bowden then began working towards the higher Award level of the Service Excellence Quality program. In June 2010 both UCW Bowden and Westside were assessed for the Award level. This assessment was a success with both UCW Bowden and Westside  being awarded the Award level  accreditation.

The award certificates and Star were presented at a ceremony held on 2 September 2010 as can be seen from the photographs as management received the Award Level certificate and a Service Excellence glass Star from Joslene Mazel, Chief Executive, Department for Families and Communities.

Awards are always welcome especially when they arise from a committed approach to quality by the management team and their staff.

Well Done to all involved.

Southern Homelessness Housewarming

Southern Homelessness Service Team

On a wintry late August afternoon the rain generously provided a welcome window in which to launch the UnitingCare Wesley Bowden Southern Homelessness Service.  Invited guests gathered at the Brighton Road Service Hub and were welcomed to country by Jamie Goldsmith on didgeridoo.  UCW Bowden Chief Executive Julian Sawicki provided the background to the Service and introduced the newest members of staff; the team who will be providing outreach and in home services to those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness within the Local Government Areas of Holdfast Bay, Marion and Mitcham.  Chloe Fox, MP, followed the CE, welcoming guests and staff to the launch, ably assisted by Federal Labor MP, Steve Georganas.  Following the successful housewarming we look forward to assisting our current and future clients avoid homelessness and find a long term place to call home.

August Bowden Bulletin now available

Check out the latest isssue of UnitingCare Wesley Bowden's quarterly newsletter, the Bowden Bulletin to discover the latest news and to learn how UCW Bowden is working with its corporate sponsors and members of the community.

The August 2010 edition includes:

Exciting news on the launch of our Inner South Homelessness service
Information on the Christmas Hamper and AdoptAFamily Programs
A story on the important work of our volunteers
News about the expansion of the alcohol and other drugs counselling service
Information on the Every Child Has Opportunities program

And much more.

The Bowden Bulletin is available for immediate download from our media centre or pick up a copy from our office from Monday 30th August.



Welcome to our new web site which we have created to keep all of stakeholders and sponsors better connected to our work and to inform you of new developments, news, events, new services and programs. UnitingCare Wesley Bowden (UCW Bowden) has a long history of service and support to the community. As we move forward we have become a professional human services provider with the aim of producing long term positive outcomes for all our clients as we help them overcome barriers to living their lives to the full.

The new site provides you with ways to:

Register for volunteering opportunities

Donate to continue to support South Australian’s in need
Attend UnitingCare Wesley Bowden events and courses
Apply for current career opportunities
Get involved in the Christmas Hamper and Adopt-A-Family programs
Learn about individuals that have been supported by UnitingCare Wesley Bowden
Form a community corporate partnership with us
Learn about our history
Download our annual report
Find answers in a comprehensive frequently asked questions section
Find out more about the wide range of community services available at UnitingCare Wesley Bowden
Access the latest newsletter

Thanks for visiting us at www.ucwb.org.au and for your ongoing support to help South Australians in need.

Julian Sawicki
Chief Executive

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