Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Community Welfare of Australia

We are all social beings and live in society .All members of society desire to have the facilities of life. Food, clothing, housing and education are, in the normal course, the basic needs of the human being. If a society intends to live in peace, it should see to it that all members of the society have these basic needs fulfilled

Community welfare act should be based to the above philosophy. iniatially there are 4 organization has been acting in Australia, The St Vincent de Paul Society, 'Life. Be in it.', The Salvation Army and Meals on Wheels. Australian Post has issued the stamps to commemorate their act in 4 different values of stamps.

'Life. Be in it.' was established in 1975 by the Victorian Government and because of it's popularity and rapid rate of public awareness. The Company conducts social marketing and promotion programs that add value to life and its enjoyment and which are wholesome in health promoting physiological, psychological and social wellness and undertakes public and community awareness and educational campaigns to promote the health, emotional and personal wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.

The Salvation Army, or before that The Christian Mission, is an evangelical Christian church known for charitable work. It is an international movement that currently works in 121countries. It has its International Headquarters (IHQ) at 101 Queen Victoria Street, London, England. The Salvation Army's stated mission is to perform evangelical, social and charitable work and bring the Christian message to the poor, destitute and hungry by meeting both their physical and spiritual needs. In 1880, the Salvation Army started its work in three other countries: Australia, Ireland, and the United States. The Salvation Army's main converts were at first alcoholics, morphine addicts, prostitutes and other "undesirables" unwelcomed into polite Christian society,

The St Vincent de Paul Society (“SVP”) is an international Roman Catholic voluntary organization dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing direct practical assistance to anyone in need. In Australia, the society has engaged over 40,000 members and has many more volunteers. 'Vinnies Youth', the youth membership of the Society in Australia, engage young people from the age of 10 to 30 in the society's many works throughout the country.

Meals on Wheels originated in Great Britain by The Women's Volunteer Service for Civil Defence,), provided food for suffered people. The name "Meals on Wheels" derived from the WVS's related activity of bringing meals to servicemen. The concept of delivering meals to those unable to prepare their own evolved into the modern programmes that deliver mostly to the housebound elderly for free or with donations. In Australia, Meals on Wheels started in 1952 in South Melbourne. Doris Taylor founded Meals on Wheels in South Australia in 1953, and in 1954 the first meal was served from the Port Adelaide kitchen. The first meals were delivered to eight elderly Port Adelaide residents on 9 August 1954

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