Short Term Carers, Reshaping the Lives of two Foster Children

When Deniliquin carers Barbara and Bill* were asked by CareSouth to take a young boy and girl into their home for emergency respite care they agreed without hesitation.

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Deb Tozer, CEO of CareSouth to retire December 2018

Important announcement from our CareSouth Board of Directors.

Deb Tozer, our esteemed CEO, colleague and friend to many, will be retiring at the end of this year.

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Foster family starts each day with a ‘koala’ hug

Lily (not her real name) was 17 months old when she came to live with CareSouth foster carers Carolyn and Ian. The Shellharbour couple dreamed of weekend bike rides and friends’ birthday parties for the bubbly youngster. But first they had to help her reach key milestones like walking and talking.

The couple also had to teach Lily how to hug.

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Salim's Invaluable Experience

Salim Layoun was in his final year of a Primary Teaching degree at the University of Wollongong when he began volunteering in the CareSouth Homework Hub. It was an experience he found “invaluable”.

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Local Foster Families Needed

CareSouth is committed to creating positive futures for children and young people in Out-of-Home Care and one of the ways in which we do this is by providing safe, stable homes with loving foster carers.

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Families Week 2018 - Stronger families, stronger communities

Today marks the start of National Families Week (15-21 May) and CareSouth is highlighting the urgent need for more families to help vulnerable children find permanency in safe, loving homes.

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CareSouth's 5S program - April school holidays

5S Swim Program - 2018

More than 50 young people participated in CareSouth’s 5S program - Southern, Surf, Swim, Safety, Social – during the recent April school holidays.

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International Women's Day 2018 - Press for Progress

As we look around our workplaces, communities and in our homes we see now, more than ever, a push for progress in many spaces of our society. The 8 March represents a day of opportunity to celebrate women and a call to action to press forward with change.

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CareSouth Connect, Our New Centralised Call Centre and Customer Service Model

CareSouth Connect, the organisation’s centralised call centre and customer service model, has been fully operational since October last year and operates 24/7 from 8.30am-5pm weekdays before the After Hours service takes over.

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Little Ray of Giving Goulburn, Christmas 2017

An impromptu conversation at footy training between a CareSouth foster carer in Goulburn and a Ray White Principal, Justin Gay, sparked the idea for the Little Ray of Giving campaign.

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