On 23 May in the midst of National Volunteer Week, we celebrated our wonderful cohort of individual, corporate, Anglican and community volunteers with a Mad Hatters tea party, where we presented awards and thanked them all for their generous support. There was plenty of chatter over coffee and a delicious morning tea as guests gathered [...]
Leading the conversation with carers around homelessness
“Think of one word that comes to mind when you hear the word….. homeless. What feelings does it raise for you?
Annoyance, pity, discomfort?”
The Australian Bureau of Statistics projects that by 2064, more than 23 per cent of the population will be 65 years or over. That’s no meagre statistic, and with such a broad range of information about aged care services available, it can be difficult to know where to start.
We just shared our first Community eNews with our valued friends and the St Bart’s community.
We are so excited to reveal what our wonderful friends at BHP Western Australia have been up to. 70 volunteers, 3 days, one spectacular playground, barbecue and outdoor leisure space for our families. Watch below and read the heartfelt comments from the families!
In response to the growing need for safe accommodation and support for women over the age of 50, the St Bart’s Women’s Service has commenced expansion. The Women’s Service and its expansion was made possible through the generous support of major partners, Hawaiian, WEN Giving, Lotterywest, Stan Perron Charitable Foundation, Vermilion Energy, Packer Family Foundation, [...]
The tables were laid with flowers and delicious baked goods provided by All Saint’s Anglican Parish, while the ladies at our Women’s Service presented Elizabeth Perron, Chair of the Stan Perron Charitable Foundation, with a painting they had created, titled Tree of Life. The morning was filled with chatter and laughter, as parish members, staff, [...]
Michael has struggled with the effects of negative thoughts throughout his life, however, it was after separating from his wife in 2012 when things started to get really bad. Arriving in Perth in February 2018 without any photo ID, he found shelter at 55 Central Crisis Accommodation before coming to St Bart’s Future Homes (previously [...]
Strutting his stuff through the doors of James Watson Aged Care Centre like he owned the place, Black Jack lit up the faces of residents and staff alike on his recent visit. “He was so beautiful, it made my day!” said one of our aged care clients, Ken. It was a resounding sentiment amongst the [...]
The Chairman of St Bartholomew’s House, Michael Brown, has announced the resignation of the CEO, John Berger. Mr Berger will leave on 22 March to pursue new opportunities. “The board thanks John for all he has done for St Bart’s and the broader homelessness sector and wishes him every success in the future”, said Mr [...]