Author: Lily Balfour

CatholicCare’s ‘Build Up Tassie’ program has been presented with a $10,000 cheque from MyState Foundation for 15 Ambassador Scholarships to assist young people in areas of high youth unemployment to meet the costs of training and skills acquisition that will help them get jobs. [video width="640"...

A plan anchored in the Catholic tradition of mission, and developed in consultation with the Bridgewater and Gagebrook communities, has been awarded the Planning Institute of Australia’s (PIA) Public Engagement and Community Planning Award for Tasmania 2017. The Bridgewater-Gagebrook Master Plan is a collaborative effort between...

Centacare Evolve Housing received fantastic news at the end of August. Two proposals they had submitted for community infrastructure developments have won grants totalling $691,000. A partnership proposal with Brighton Council to create a pathway with shelters, lighting and landscaping connecting Gagebrook and Herdsman Cove with...

Tasmania’s Leader of the Opposition and Member for Lyons Rebecca White visited the Centacare Evolve Housing office in Bridgewater recently to meet our staff and hear firsthand about our housing projects and associated community development. She was impressed with the work CatholicCare is doing in...

JOSHUA’S STORY "I am 22 years old and I live locally in Bridgewater. I am an active job seeker. I have been part of Build Up Tassie for six months. What appeals to me is to work in property in a people-orientated role. In the...

BELINDA Clarke, the engaging new face at the helm of CatholicCare’s Social Impact Project, shines a bright light on life. Her energy is reflected in her dress sense – on the day we met she wore an emerald green cape, navy skirt and red shoes....

CatholicCare's Social Impact Program has made the news! The SIP initiative was highlighted in a recent publication from the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council. On page 18 of the Catholic Social Justice series no.80 called The Human Face of Homelessness, SIP is highlighted in a...

YOUNG lives are being turned around in our local community though an exciting employment program. Called Build Up Tassie, it’s an employment partnership initiative which is up and running in the Brighton area. Build Up Tassie works with local businesses, particularly in the building and...