Introducing… PROPER FLASH

Introducing… PROPER FLASH

Proper (a word meaning ‘completely’ / ‘thoroughly’ / ‘totally’ when combined with an adjective) Flash (slang for ‘fancy’ / ‘cool’ / ‘groovy’) is a phrase many use to describe our Social Enterprise Hub in Alice Springs. See also: deadly, really cool, groovy. We started...
The tale of a remote dialysis nurse

The tale of a remote dialysis nurse

The beating heart of Purple House is our dynamic team of nurses who now offer dialysis in 20 remote clinics across 3 states. And get so much in return. Our Dialysis Manager Megan Croft wrote this letter to be published by CranaPLUS in their 2017 winter edition:I write...
National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week

Last month we celebrated National Volunteer Week!Volunteering is built into the fabric of Purple House. 22 years ago, Western Desert ‘volunteers’ painted and auctioned their collaborative artworks to raise over a million dollars. That money started Purple...
Meet Peter Riley – our inaugural Deputy CEO

Meet Peter Riley – our inaugural Deputy CEO

Peter Riley is a Wiradjuri Weilwan man who grew up in Bathurst and Dubbo, in Central Western NSW. The eldest of six, with 19 nieces and nephews and 20 great nieces and nephews, family has always been a big part of Peter’s life. Heading to Sydney after high school,...
Tjutangku Kanyintjaku: looking after all our people

Tjutangku Kanyintjaku: looking after all our people

Published by PARTYLINE Rates of chronic kidney disease in Central Australia are disproportionately high. Life on dialysis is tough. For many people it means living off country, away from their homes and families – spending 5 hours a day, 3 days a week hooked up...