Uniting together

Wesley has joined with 24 other Uniting Church and community services organisations to form a new, single organisation across Victoria and Tasmania called Uniting.

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Learn more about Uniting’s story.

Responding to changing needs.

Australia’s welfare sector is undergoing enormous change in order to meet increasing and changing community needs. Significant reforms are taking place nationally, designed to give people more choice, more control and easier access to community services. This includes roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and consumer directed care in aged care.

In light of changing policy and funding and an increasingly competitive environment, the decision to merge with like-minded organisations, all embodying the ethos of compassion and care, provides the best opportunity for Wesley to continue our important work in the community for many years to come.

Together we can do more.

This is an important and positive change, and at the heart of it is delivering the best possible outcomes for people, now and in the future.

As part of the Melbourne community since 1893, we have a long and proud history delivering a wide range of services and programs that support thousands of Victorians each year.

Moving from a network of agencies to form one organisation will give us access to broader resources and expertise to meet our clients’ individual goals, and a stronger voice to advocate on their behalf.

And it allows us to maintain a strong local presence in the communities we have been part of for many years.

From July 2017 you will start to see the new Uniting brand being used in communications about our services and programs.

Read more about our new purpose and values as Uniting.

Our commitment remains the same.

We will continue to work closely with clients and offer local services that meet community needs.

We remain as active as ever in the Melbourne community – delivering the same quality services in the same locations, with the same professional staff and commitment to care.

We still need your support.

We will continue to provide the services in the community that you care about, ensuring your support continues to make a real difference to people’s lives.

Your generous support of our work, through donations and volunteering, is still very much needed as we become one organisation from July.

More information.

We understand that you may have questions and we will continue to keep you informed of changes as more details become available.

In the meantime, we encourage you to contact us if you have any questions about our transformation to become Uniting. You can:

  • contact our central office or the staff at your local program
  • email questions or comments to change@wesley.org.au, or
  • write to us at Locked Bag 8, A’Beckett St PO Melbourne VIC 8006.

We’re grateful for your support of Wesley and we’re excited to continue our work with you as Uniting.