New COVID Rules 17 July

COVID update

More rules will start in Greater Sydney, Wollongong and Shellharbour to help stop people getting COVID-19 Delta strain. From 11.59pm on Saturday 17 July, some shops will need to close until 11.59pm on Friday, 30 July. ✅ ‘Click and collect’, takeaway and home delivery services can still stay open. Shops that...

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The latest at SCARF July 2021

By now you have no doubt heard the news that the SCARF members have confirmed our merger with MCCI Ltd at the extraordinary General Meeting held June 30. The real work now begins as we  transition 15 years of operational relationships and procedures into a new entity. Regardless of how familiar we...

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New COVID Rules 9 July

COVID update

From 5pm today (Friday, 9 July) the following additional restrictions will be in place: – No more than TWO people can gather outside (unless you live in the same household);– People must stay in their Local Government Area or within 10kms of home for exercise and outdoor recreation. Do not...

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New COVID Rules 7 July

COVID update

The government has decided today to keep the stay at home rules for an extra week. Please see the new changes below. SCARF programs and activities will NOT be on next week due to the Government COVID-19 rules. The stay at home rules for Greater Sydney, including Wollongong and Shellharbour will stay the same...

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SCARF is joining forces with MCCI

Two well-known Illawarra organisations are joining forces to provide even greater support for people from refugee backgrounds starting a new life in Australia. Members of SCARF, a not-for-profit organisation that supports more than 2000 people from refugee communities, recently voted to merge with MCCI (Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra). After...

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SCARF case worker achieves great results

Under the Multicultural NSW – COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant for Vulnerable Temporary Visa Holders and Specialist Migrant and Settlement NGOs funding, SCARF recruited and employed an experienced family caseworker with extensive CALD community experience in October 2020. The family caseworker, Sitara, was responsible for coordinating referral, requests for assistance (triage),...

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What’s a job worth? Donate today.

Arriving in Australia, refugee entrants often have extremely limited and sometimes no access to refugee-targeted support services, including employment assistance. Confronted with the challenges of resettlement, finding employment can often feel overwhelming and sometimes impossible. Government policies, language proficiency, discrimination and a rigid system of skills recognition create barriers to...

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New COVID Rules 26 June

COVID update

Current stay-at-home orders will be extended across all of Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong from 6pm today (26 June) until 11.59pm Friday, 9 July. Everyone in Greater Sydney (including the Wollongong area) must stay at home unless it is for an essential reason.  The reasons...

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Young multicultural women to ‘Lead the Way’ in the Illawarra

60 young women from multicultural backgrounds will take part in ‘Lead the Way’, a new collaborative youth leadership initiative funded by the Multicultural NSW COMPACT program which will support and develop the next generation of community leaders in the Illawarra. The youth initiative is led by the Multicultural Communities Council...

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New COVID Rules 23 June

COVID update

Starting today from Wednesday 23 June today for one week. The main changes are: * You can only have 5 people visit your house and that includes children. * You MUST wear a mask in ALL public indoor places (NOT your own home). * On public transport, where possible, sit on the green dots...

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