What We Do

UnitingCare Tasmania provides a range of services Statewide under three broad headings:

Child Care

UnitingCare Tasmania provides best practice, affordable, long or casual day care (includes after school and vacation care) at Scots Early Learning Centre, in Melville Street, and in a variety of other locations across Hobart. In Launceston we provide occasional care at Pilgrim Occasional Care Centre, located in Paterson Street.

Family Services

In the North, South-East and South-West of the State we provide the following programs:

  • PYPS – Pregnancy and Young Parent Support Program provides assistance with practial skills, advice and education to people under 25 years of age
  • Newpin Family Futures Program assists families to build specific parenting skills with hands on training at our centre in Ravenswood (Launceston) and via outreach services across the South of the State. Family Development Workers focus intensively on training (especially in attachment between clients and their child(ren), educating and supporting parents whilst the Child Development Workers build resilience, internal resources and coping skills in the child(ren) through play and therapy.
  • Generic Family Support provides counselling, advocacy and referral services.

Community Services

We have increased the number of community services available to people.

  • Emergency Relief
    UnitingCare Tasmania can provide Emergency Relief to families and individuals in need in three Southern locations – Bridgewater-Gagebrook, Kingston and the Hobart Benevolent Society in the city. This assistance is in the form of food vouchers, food parcels, pharmacy purchases such as prescriptions and baby formula, access to clothing, toys and soft furnishings through our Opportunity Shop and vouchers for Target to purchase other household necessities. At some times through the year we can also assist with Aurora hardship payments and assistance with Telstra landline bills.
  • Travelling Op Shop
    We have a Travelling OpShop (TOP Shop) that moves on a monthly rotation through rural and remote Southern Tasmania. The van focuses on providing good quality warm clothing, rugs, blankets, curtains and other items to those in need.
  • Adult Literacy
    UnitingCare Tasmania partners with the Brighton Council and St Vincents to provide non-traditional adult literacy programs within the Brighton catchment area.

 

Cerebral Palsy Tasmania

Cerebral Palsy Tasmania is a statewide charitable organisation that offers support and assistance to people affected by cerebral palsy.

Established in 1963 by parents of children with CP, the organisation has grown and changed over the ensuing years to become the peak body for people with cerebral palsy in our state.

We are proud to provide our support to hundreds of people living with CP in our state, and offer a range of services designed to address the sometimes complex and ever-changing needs of our members.