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Have Coffee at the Beach to Help Those in Need this Christmas Day

Enjoying a Christmas morning coffee on the beach will go a long way to helping those less fortunate, thanks to the generosity of a Henley Beach business. Staff...

Enjoying a Christmas morning coffee on the beach will go a long way to helping those less fortunate, thanks to the generosity of a Henley Beach business.

Staff at Joe’s Kiosk, Henley Beach, will donate their time on Christmas Day to make take away coffees for beach goers and raise money for those in need.

Joe’s Kiosk will be open from 7am to 11am on Christmas Day serving take away coffee, with all proceeds going to AnglicareSA.

AnglicareSA CEO Peter Sandeman said the partnership with Joe’s Kiosk came about when the owner and staff of the Kiosk approached the Anglican Parish of Henley and Grange to find a way they could help the local community.

“For staff to voluntarily give up their Christmas morning and their pay to serve others is a truly generous way to celebrate Christmas,” he said.

“We are very grateful for their generosity.  Money raised on the day will go to AnglicareSA’s emergency assistance programs to provide support for those in financial hardship.”

“The demand on our services continues to be high as people struggle to find enough money to cover the basics in life. Families need to make choices: do they pay the electricity bill, or register the car, or buy shoes for the children, or keep food in the pantry?”

Across South Australia AnglicareSA’s Emergency Assistance programs have assisted more than 8,000 households on 13,000 occasions in the past year.

AnglicareSA’s five metropolitan and three regional emergency assistance sites offer fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, frozen and chilled foods, pantry items, clothing assistance, medical support, housing advice and financial counselling services, and connect clients with other services they may require.

“I encourage everyone heading to the beach for Christmas morning to treat themselves to a coffee at Joe’s kiosk and help make a difference in the lives of people who need it most,” Peter said.

Northern Suburbs Continue to Drive Demand For Emergency Assistance

AnglicareSA is calling for South Australians to dig deep and donate to its emergency assistance program as demand for its services grows, forcing the not-for-profit...

AnglicareSA is calling for South Australians to dig deep and donate to its emergency assistance program as demand for its services grows, forcing the not-for-profit to turn away hundreds of people in financial hardship each month.

AnglicareSA conducts a regular Turn Away Census to keep up to date with the changing level of need across the community.

During the November 2017 census week, 236 people received emergency assistance (EA) across AnglicareSA’s five metropolitan EA sites, but a further 148 people were turned away without receiving assistance.

Seven people were also turned away from two country EA services (Whyalla 6 and Wallaroo 1).

AnglicareSA CEO Peter Sandeman, said that the greatest degree of unmet need was in Adelaide’s northern region, where the Elizabeth Mission and Salisbury sites reported a combined total of 68 percent of all turn aways from EA sites (43 in Elizabeth and 59 in Salisbury).

“Despite the efforts of AnglicareSA and other social service providers to alleviate hardship, the data in our latest census demonstrates a continuing high and unmet need,” he said.

“The northern suburbs of Adelaide continue to be the areas of greatest demand for our emergency assistance services. While we were able to help 88 clients in Elizabeth and Salisbury that week, we had to turn away another 100. Turn aways at our Salisbury site were up nearly 30 percent since our May 2017 census.”

“The impact of the Holden closure is still keenly felt throughout the northern suburbs and will continue to be for some time to come.”

The key reasons for presentation at emergency relief sites continue to be inadequate income to meet the costs of living, and bill pressure – particularly utility bills.

Funding sources for AnglicareSA emergency services include:

    • The Australian Department of Social Services to deliver Emergency Relief
    • SA Department for Communities and Social Inclusion’s Emergency Financial Assistance Program
    • AnglicareSA contributes more than $500,000 per year to support the delivery of emergency assistance
    • The community provides volunteers, contributes food and makes donations to support the delivery of emergency assistance.

To make a tax deductible gift to our Christmas Appeal, donate online or telephone 8305 9205.

Better Places Stronger Communities Update

In October 2015, as part of the State Government’s Better Places Stronger Communities (BPSC) initiative, AnglicareSA began the management of 479 dwellings in Elizabeth...

In October 2015, as part of the State Government’s Better Places Stronger Communities (BPSC) initiative, AnglicareSA began the management of 479 dwellings in Elizabeth Grove/Elizabeth Vale.

The Elizabeth Grove/Elizabeth Vale management transfer is based on the principles of property, people and place. This means working as partners alongside our tenants and seeking to provide quality housing and housing pathways within vibrant and safe communities.

Since the Elizabeth Grove/Elizabeth Vale management transfer, AnglicareSA Housing’s dedicated team have been amongst the local community delivering the shared vision of a vibrant and engaged community.

Click here to read more about recent tenant events and initiatives in Elizabeth Grove/Elizabeth Vale.

Key Stats

  • 897 tenants
  • 479 Properties managed in Elizabeth Grove and Elizabeth Vale
  • 5000 plus visits to local office
  • $1.91 million spent on improvements and maintenance since October 2015
  • $381,000 spent on Affordable Living Initiatives
  • 91% Tenant Satisfaction Rate overall
  • 96% Tenant Satisfaction Rate Urgent repairs completed
  • 99% Occupancy rate
  • 71 community events
  • 1178 people engaged in 2016/2017

AnglicareSA Housing met with the community to find out how they feel about the work of AnglicareSA in Elizabeth Grove, watch the video here:

Stronger Together: AnglicareSA & ac.care

AnglicareSA Housing are delighted to announce that ac.care has recently merged their housing business and staff with our business. This decision was in response...

AnglicareSA Housing are delighted to announce that ac.care has recently merged their housing business and staff with our business.

This decision was in response to the significant changes to the community housing sector and will ensure we can continue to provide high quality housing services to our tenants.

ac.care and AnglicareSA have a long history of shared foundations, values and working collaboratively together and we are very excited to welcome our new regional team to AnglicareSA Housing.

AnglicareSA CEO Peter Sandeman said that the transfer aligns with the objectives of AnglicareSA Housing.

“AnglicareSA  is committed to the development and continuation of providing Community Housing in rural communities, and we are very pleased the transfer of the Housing business has been smooth. The transfer has been operational from 1 November 2017,” Peter said.

ac.care as an agency will still continue to provide to services to those in need in rural communities such as microfinance, homelessness services, foster care and family support.