World Day Against Trafficking of Humans

Human trafficking is a crime that exploits women, children and men for numerous purposes including forced labour and sex. The International Labour Organization estimates that 21 million people are victims of forced labour globally. This estimate also includes victims of human trafficking for labour and sexual exploitation. While it is not known how many of…

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Christmas in July

The Newcastle Elderly Citizen’s Centre was at capacity today with about 80 patrons enjoying a warming Christmas in July lunchtime feast, raffles and entertainment.                                                            

EQuIP5 Accredited

Quality review praises our work

Mercy Services – EQuIP Final Report 2016 arrived this week confirming our accreditation as meeting the “Marked Achievement” level for all the mandatory standards of the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards Evaluation and Quality Improvement Program (EQuIP). Here are some quotes from the report highlighting our strengths: The organisation’s commitment to quality, safe, caring and individualised client care…


CEO vacancy advertisement

Are you a strategic thinking CEO, able to manage a NFP organisation throughout a period of change & tactically plan for future growth? Chief Executive Officer – Mercy Services Join a stable NFP organisation in a sound financial position Utilise your ‘change management’ & entrepreneurial expertise Enjoy working with a strategically thinking Board Mercy Services,…

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Roy’s retirement – July 2016 Newsletter

In our July 2016 newsletter you can read all about our CEO, Roy Hambly’s, retirement plans as well as all our other news. On our employment opportunities page you can read the CEO position details.  


Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2016

NAIDOC Week it a great time to celebrate the richness of Aboriginal culture and the place Aboriginal people have as clients, volunteers and staff at Mercy Services.       The poster for this year’s NAIDOC celebrations is “Songlines Tie All Aboriginal People Together”. Artist, Lani Balzan, describes her creation as: “Dreaming stories are presented as…

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Petition to Phase Alcohol Sponsorship Out of NRL

On the eve of the next State of Origin, Kristen Ella, daughter of Rugby League great and FARE Director Steve Ella, have launched a petition on calling for the NRL to phase out alcohol sponsorship. Kristen decided to take this action after her dad wrote to the NRL CEO Todd Greenberg over a month…


50 minutes for 50 lives vigil

In solidarity with our LGBTIQ staff/volunteers/clients we encourage all to consider attending the interfaith vigil being held for all those affected by the Orlando massacre. Adamstown Uniting Church Friday 17/06/16 5.40 to 6.30pm                   You may also be interested in this link: To my heterosexual friends: this…


Film Festival in Newcastle

The Sydney Travelling Film Festival is coming to Newcastle, screening 9 films from Friday 24 – Sunday 26 June at Tower Cinemas. The Festival is a celebration of Australian and international films and will be screening films not currently available at the local cinema. See the program here or The film Life, Animated might be of…