Uniting Aged Care continues the Uniting Church in Australia’s long history of providing care to older people.
The Synod of Victoria and Tasmania established Uniting Aged Care in Victoria in 2004 to bring together all the individual agencies that had been developed by local presbyteries over the last 30-40 years.
By January 2005, the Church’s Tasmanian aged care facilities joined the organisation forming Uniting Aged Care Victoria & Tasmania.
In 2009/10, as an organisation of Uniting Church, the Board of Uniting Aged Care produced a Theological Statement on Ageing. That statement outlines the basis of the Church’s commitment to aged care and enunciates Uniting Aged Care’s responsibilities towards older people in our society.
Uniting Aged Care
advocates for older people
stands against their marginalisation
affirms their integrity and worth
celebrates their unique gifts and wisdom
speaks out against injustice, oppression and all things that diminish their value
recognises that irrespective of age we all need to live in communities of compassion and interdependence
embraces a spirit of reform and renewal in our understanding of older people and in the services UAC offers.
While the Uniting Church is grounded in the historic Christian tradition, we are open to wisdom from people of other faiths and none. We understand that religion plays an important role in the lives of many for whom we care.
Our workplaces are committed to policies and practices that reflect and require respect for fellow workers and those we serve.
Uniting Aged Care provides person-centred care to those with special needs including people who are financially disadvantaged, culturally and linguistically diverse or socially isolated.