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Celebrating NAIDOC week. One Last Dance – a tribute to Aunty Margie

The 2022 Aboriginal NAIDOC Debutante Ball held on Worimi land
(Tuncurry) and organised by Homebase Youth Services was a highlight of this year’s NAIDOC calendar in the mid-north coast of NSW.
This year’s ball was very special – honouring the late Aunty Margie who started the first ball back in 2017. Aunty Margie was the heart and soul of Homebase Youth Services for 18 years sharing her knowledge, culture, wisdom and supporting all those who had the privilege of crossing paths with her. We embrace the great work she achieved and
continue her legacy. We stand united for love, unity, harmony and justice.

NAIDOC Community Day

Homebase Youth Services once again participated in the Forster Tuncurry NAIDOC Community Day.
Homebase offered beading, boomerang painting, surfboard art and colouring at their tent.
Despite the rain and cold weather, it was a fantastic community event.

Helping Hands meet rostering challenge with flying colours!

From 1 July major changes to the SCHADS Award (e.g minimum 2 hours engagement, travel and km allowances and a minimum 7 days notice of client cancellations) meant a complete overhaul of all our 13 staff and 172 client rosters.
Helping Hands’ Rene and Amanda’s office is an explosion of google maps, charts and timetables and we congratulate them for their tireless efforts to make this happen. Rene Darwin (Helping Hands Care Services Manager) says of the changes: ‘We have been pleasantly surprised by the kindness shown by everyone as we made these changes and how accommodating everyone has been. We feel so lucky to have such great staff and clients in the HH family.