About Lentara UnitingCare
Lentara is an agency of UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania, which is the Victorian community services arm of the Uniting Church in Australia. Across Australia, UnitingCare is one of the largest providers of community services with over 1,600 sites, 39,000 employees and 27,000 volunteers, supporting more than 2 million people every year.
Lentara supports some of the most vulnerable members of the community, providing support and access to resources that are critical for sound health, wellbeing and participation in local communities. Lentara’s services are provided to all people irrespective of age, race, religion, language, ability, gender or sexual orientation.
Lentara has worked with the local community for over 40 years and provides a broad range of support services including:At Lentara UnitingCare we:
• Asylum Seekers
• Brimbank Mens Shed
• Communal Justice Program
• Communities for Children
• Early Learning
• Emergency Relief
• Financial Counselling
• Integrated Family Services
• No Interest Loans
• Sunshine Community Lunches
• Sunshine Drop in Centre
• Bargain Centres
- affirm cultural diversity
- show compassion
- encourage people to value and use their strengths
- advocate on behalf of those who are disadvantaged
- challenge inequity and injustice and work for social change
We support some of the most vulnerable people to access the resources they need for health, wellbeing and participation in the community. The services of Lentara UnitingCare are provided to all people irrespective of cultural background, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion or disability.
Lentara UnitingCare currently employ over 500 staff across our kindergartens, child care centres, bargain centres and other sites in Broadmeadows, Meadow Heights, Brunswick and Sunshine. We have over 200 volunteers actively involved in the organisation on a weekly basis, with years of service reaching up to 40.
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