Welcome to UCEBC
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.
the autumn issue of our Newsletter
Read here about -
200 Christmas Hampers
At Work 4 UnitingCare East Burwood Centre – and Others
News of Our People
A Reflection - with the Manager and the Co-ordinator
our SUMMER NEWSLETTER - here.
POSITIVE LIVING GROUPS
ON OUR STRENGTHS
AND ENJOYING LIFE WITH FRIENDS
The focus of our POSITIVE LIVING GROUPS
is on encouraging members to build on their strengths and develop their skills,
"Sizzling 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.
"Sizzling on Saturdays"
You may like to become a helper at one of the other stores where we occasionally 'Sizzle on Saturdays'.
~ ~ ~ The number to ring to Start Sizzling - 0411 490 365 ~ ~ ~
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.
Help with Homework is available at UCEBC for Children from Grade 4 to Year 9.
*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
EMERGENCY FOOD SUPPLIES
EVERY DAY AT UCEBC WE PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO THE PEOPLE
CURRENTLY OUR EMERGENCY STOCKS NEED MORE OF THESE ITEMS :
Long life milk - Cereals – Tinned meat –Tinned vegetables – Spaghetti – Baked beans.
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:
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.
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.
Volunteers are not paid –
not because they are worthless,
but because they are priceless.
UnitingCare East Burwood Centre supports personal and family independence, wellbeing and community connections.
The Centre is responsive to the changing and diverse needs of the community so that lives are enhanced.
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
Encourages children to participate
Recruits and manages staff and volunteers who have an understanding of the needs of children.
Ensures that the whole organisation has a commitment
Educates staff about child safety.___________________
THE LATEST NEWSLETTER - Summer 2013
Sir James Gobbo's 2012 address on video here
Read it here
the transcript here