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Home-words

Home-words Video Clip by Trixie Pavey, Spectrum, Youth Settlement On Tuesday 20th June we held a youth-led event for World Refugee Day. The event was the culmination of projects facilitated throughout term 1 and 2 with newly arrived young people studying English at Melbourne Polytechnic. While Spectrum led these projects, we couldn’t have done it […]

July 7, 2017

moving home

Spectrum is consolidating our offices.  Today is Move Day for our Dallas team.     From Monday 10th of July, our Dallas based staff are at our new offices on Level 5 of the Hume City Hub, the current site at 61 Riggall St, Dallas. On Monday 24th of July, our Preston based staff will […]

July 7, 2017

creating space for empowerment

Empowerment of women happens when we come together to make safe spaces, physically, mentally and emotionally, for women to choose their path for themselves. Change can be bold, and it can be nuanced.  It happens in every conversation, in every move.   Creating space for self-determination, and success, by the measure of your choosing, is the […]

March 7, 2017

Supporting families in a new culture

Newly arrived families are accustomed to living, and parenting, in a different country with a different culture to ours in Australia. When they migrate to a new country, there are a range of challenges they might experience, not least of which is the difficulties involved in raising children in a new place. Parents may question […]

September 5, 2016

Settling in Australia

Beginning a new life in an unknown country can be daunting for newly arrived migrants and refugees. Apart from getting used to cultural and social differences, people can experience a lack of emotional and practical support to establish a happy life here in Australia. At Spectrum we try to address this need by offering a […]

August 25, 2016

Helping older people feel at home

Home provides us all with a great sense of comfort and familiarity. We’re lucky that here in Australia, there are a range of options and services to help older people be cared for at home or have access to sustainable housing. With in-home care, many are open to the idea of having a carer come […]

August 9, 2016

Overcoming social isolation as a migrant

Newly arrived migrants can face social isolation and challenges on accessing relevant information and supports to help establish a safe and comfortable life here in Australia. The key to overcoming social isolation as a migrant lies within the local community. To minimise any feeling of social isolation, community-based activity groups are a great way to […]

July 28, 2016

How does the NDIS work?

As of July 1 2016, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was introduced to communities and individuals in each Australian state to give people with disability more choice and control over the supports they receive. It’s important to know where you stand with the NDIS and the many services that are available to ensure you […]

July 18, 2016
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