Wimmera UnitingCare was created through a name change of its predecessor organisation, Wimmera Community Care. It provides Adolescent Community Placement, Residential Care for young people aged 11 to 17, and foster care for children and young people up to 15 years of age. In 2016, Wimmera UnitingCare merged with other agencies to form the new organisation, Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'We will be Uniting - an exciting step', in Wesley Mission Victoria, Wesley Mission Victoria, 3 October 2016, https://wesley.org.au/we-will-be-uniting/; James Jenkinson Consulting, Guide to out-of-home care services 1940-2000 - Volume One: Agency Descriptions, Department of Human Services, Unpublished, November 2001, https://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/sites/default/files/DHS.3004.011.0367.pdf; UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania, 'Submission to the Australian Senate Community Affairs References Committee Inquiry into Children in Institutional Care 29 July 2003 (submission 52)', in Inquiry into Institutional Care: Submissions received as at 17/03/05, Commonwealth of Australia, 2003, http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/Completed_inquiries/2004-07/inst_care/submissions/sublist.
Prepared by: Nell Musgrove
Created: 24 February 2012, Last modified: 18 October 2016