Uniting AgeWell will become an incorporated entity, Uniting AgeWell Limited, on 1 July, 2019.
Incorporation marks an exciting development in the organisation’s history, creating a simplified, less confusing company structure and enabling greater autonomy.
Historically, Uniting AgeWell has operated through two state-based divisions of the Uniting Church – The Uniting Church in Australia Property Trusts (Victoria)/(Tasmania) and two business entities Uniting AgeWell Victoria and Uniting AgeWell Tasmania, which can be confusing and inefficient.
While it remains wholly owned by the Uniting Church in Australia, the new company, Uniting AgeWell Limited, will become the legal entity providing all aged care services and the single employer, replacing the two state-based entities.
“It is very common for non-profit organisations across the world to be incorporated entities so this will bring Uniting AgeWell in line with current practices,” Uniting AgeWell’s Chief Financial Officer Graeme Barnes said.
“This is a natural progression for an organisation like Uniting AgeWell and reflects its business maturity, financial strength and robust governance processes.
“The important thing for our valued clients, staff and volunteers is the day-to-day operations of our organisation will not change; Uniting AgeWell will maintain its current procedures, client service levels, Resident and Services Agreements, staffing, management and systems and will continue as a registered charity.
“Our customers will remain at the heart of everything we do and we will continue to grow and strengthen the quality of care we provide.”