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UNITINGCARE EAST BURWOOD CENTRE

  Serving the Community since 1973






220 Burwood Highway Burwood East 3151

9803 3400   [email protected]

 

 


At UnitingCare East Burwood Centre

we offer help to meet the individual needs

of people living in the City of Whitehorse and surrounding areas.

PROFESSIONAL STAFF AND TRAINED VOLUNTEERS ARE AVAILABLE TO PROVIDE:

Emergency Assistance         Information and referral

Counselling         Family Services         No-interest loans  

Positive Living Groups         Carers Support Groups

Study Buddies for school children


More details can be found in the guides at left of this page.



R  U  O  K ?

a conversation could save a life

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Coming   up   at  ucebc

in october:

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CONNECTING CARERS EXPO

Monday    20th OCTOBER    11am—6pm

A broad range of information will be provided by 24 organizations

that are involved in supporting carers and care recipients. 

Speakers will share their knowledge in presentations and workshops.

Free hearing checks.

Hand massage therapy.

Free BBQ lunch, and refreshments throughout the day.

Read about it here

< MORE DETAILS OF WORKSHOPS AND SPEAKERS SHORTLY >

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OUR ANNUAL PRESENTATION EVENING



Wednesday    22nd OCTOBER    7.30pm


Featuring : 

Speaker - Norma Pearce AM 

                     

Entertainment - Kishool


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THE   UNITING   OP   SHOP
at 333A  Canterbury  Road,  Forest  Hill,  Vic  3131

SUPPORTS  UNITINGCARE  EAST  BURWOOD  CENTRE


OPEN: Tues – Sat, 9.30am – 1.00pm

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  WINTER  NEWSLETTER

(Click Here)

Read about the 'Smart Living' Program which is helping people manage their finances.


FAVOURITE   RECIPES

FROM  THE  POSITIVE  LIVING  GROUP  PEOPLE

featuring personal tales and reminiscences.    

  

When family and friends share tea …  memories are made

          and it’s no longer ‘ I,’ … but ‘ We’ .   

The Recipe Book is available from the Centre - $10  

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"STUDY BUDDIES"

     Help with Homework is available at UCEBC for Children from Grade 4 to Year 9.

*Tutoring support*
*A space to concentrate on their homework without distractions* 

*Help and guidance for parents to develop strategies for assisting their children*

 The program aims to make school a more comfortable place

where the children can manage their work

with a greater degree of confidence.

Free snacks are provided.

The sessions operate Wednesdays, from 3.45 - 5.30pm, during term time.

Bookings are essential - Contact  the Centre on 9803 3400.


 FUNDS ARE NEEDED TO KEEP THIS PROGRAM GOING - Your donation would be welcome

CAN YOU SPARE SOME TIME TO VOLUNTEER? - Ring the Centre on 9803 3400

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EMERGENCY FOOD SUPPLIES



EVERY DAY AT UCEBC
WE 
PROVIDE ASSISTANCE
TO THE PEOPLE
WHO LOOK TO US FOR HELP.

CURRENTLY OUR EMERGENCY STOCKS NEED MORE OF THESE ITEMS :

Long life milk - Cereals – Tinned meat –Tinned vegetables – Spaghetti – Baked beans.
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  POSITIVE LIVING GROUPS 
 BUILDING

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ON OUR STRENGTHS

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    AND ENJOYING LIFE WITH FRIENDS 

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 The focus of our POSITIVE LIVING GROUPS

is on encouraging members to build on their strengths and develop their skills,


improving their physical activity, nutrition, mental stimulation and enjoyment of life. 
      
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"SIZZLING SAUSAGES"
on Fridays

9am to 5pm on the 3rd Friday of each month

at Bunnings Store in Middleborough Road Box Hill.

Come and join us - to help out on the Friday roster -
or
to enjoy our Sausages and Drinks.

        You may like to become a helper at one of the other stores
where we occasionally 'Sizzle" on Weekends.

~ ~ The number to ring to Start Sizzling   -   0411 490 365 ~ ~

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Volunteers play a vital part in promoting the well-being of our clients.
If you'd like to know more about joining the team at UCEBC,
there is information in the 'Support Us' guide at above left of this page,
or click on the link below:

Volunteering

Volunteers are not paid –
not because they are worthless,
but because they are priceless.


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THE  UNITINGCARE  NETWORK -

  • Is one of the largest providers of community services in Australia.
  •  Is present in remote, regional and metropolitan Australia.
  •  Provides services to over 2 million Australians each year.
  • Has more than 1,300 social services sites nationally – twice as many sites as McDonald's.
  • Employs 35,000 staff – as many staff as Australia Post.
  • Is supported by 24,000 volunteers.

  UCEBC, ITS STAFF AND ITS VOLUNTEERS - ARE PART OF THIS VITAL NETWORK. 



SUPPORTING UNITINGCARE EAST BURWOOD CENTRE

Donations form a valued part of the  budget that sustains our day-to-day services. 

 

Using the link below, you can support the Centre

via the 'Share Community Appeal' website.

 

To help us to "Make a Difference" - Please click here to donate online

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Ongoing Change provides the opportunity in a group setting for anyone who is looking for life changes.
People join for many different reasons - anger, frustration, helplessness, depression, inability to cope, difficult relationships.
Taking responsibility has the potential to promote change and improve life satisfaction.

CHANGE CAN BE ONGOING, PROGRESSIVE, LASTING.

Meetings take place at several venues and UnitingCare East Burwood Centre hosts one group,

Mondays, 7.00 - 8.30pm. Cost is $15 per session.

For more information, visit the website:     ongoingchange.org.au.

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OUR Mission

UnitingCare East Burwood Centre supports personal and family independence, wellbeing and community connections.

    Our Vision

The Centre is responsive to the changing and diverse needs of the community so that lives are enhanced.

  OUR
CHILDREN'S CHARTER

The Centre -

 Welcomes children, their families and carers.

  Recognises that children are vulnerable.

Recognises and responds to children with special needs including a disability. 

Encourages the participation of Aboriginal children.

Recognises and responds to the particular needs of children from diverse cultural, linguistic
 and religious backgrounds.

Encourages children to participate
 in decision making.

Recruits and manages staff and volunteers who have an understanding of the needs of children.

Ensures that the whole organisation has a commitment
 to child safety.

Educates staff about child safety.

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ABOUT US

UnitingCare East Burwood Centre supports people of all ages who are facing big challenges.

UCEBC is a place to make friends, tackle personal problems or receive practical help.

We know that lives can be changed when a helping hand is offered.

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_LINKS_

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Click here to read the history of the Centre in verse.

READ ABOUT 

OUR ACTIVITIES

THE LATEST NEWSLETTER - Summer 2013

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OUR YEAR IN BRIEF  2012-2013

Here


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"THE

WELFARE

DILEMMA"

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  Watch
Sir James Gobbo's 2012 address on video  
  here

or
Read it  here

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To hear
Simon McKeon's
2011 address
'live'

Click here

Or read
the transcript here


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BEQUESTS


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