It’s been just over a decade since former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and opposition leader Brendan Nelson signed the Close the Gap Statement of Intent, but with many of the targets still well out of reach two local agencies are combining forces to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians accessing their services.
Raymond Terrace couple Mark and Jo Lewis were in their early forties and had their six children living at home with them, the youngest of whom was only seven, when they first considered becoming foster carers.
Have you ever met a person, or indeed a family, and felt instantly at ease? Their smile shines from within, their kind words having you nodding your head in agreement and their love for life and those around them radiates. This is how I would describe my first encounter with Bella, Jessica, Mark and Anne- the ‘Woolley Family.’