About us

About us
WHO WE ARE 

We are a diverse network of approximately 400 professionals and volunteers who work alongside people across Adelaide to enrich their potential and create positive futures built on independence and esteem.

WHAT WE DO  

We deliver essential services that are shaped around the needs and goals of each individual to enable each person to reach their full potential. Our services span aged care, child and family and specialist services, emergency assistance, financial health, food and nutrition, homelessness, mental health and mental health carer support,  including specialised support for young carers, and NDIS and specialist disability services. To enable us to provide wraparound community support, we operate two social enterprises- Psychology SA and Torrensville Community Childcare Centre.

WHAT WE BELIEVE   

We believe everyone should be valued and respected, connected to their communities and in control of their lives.

We are led by our values of respect, trust, integrity and courage, to achieve the goals in Strategic Directions 2022:

  • Achieve long-term positive outcomes for individuals and communities.
  • Ensure organisational sustainability.
  • Be a dynamic and sought after organisation.

As a not-for-profit organisation, we care about our people’s needs, not making a profit, and reinvest all surplus funds into the services we provide.

OUR HISTORY 

We were founded in the mid-1880s, as an outreach of the Methodist Church and later renamed UnitingCare Wesley Bowden (UCWB) to reflect the formation of the Uniting Church through the union of the Methodist, Congregation and Presbyterian churches. Today, we are a customer-focussed team of specialist staff and volunteers who form an integrated network of individual and community support services under the leadership of a volunteer board and team of executive managers.

UCWB Team Members

“We’re here to listen and to help. Call us on 8245 7100, or get in touch to request a callback