mecwacare is proudly a not-for-profit, non-denominational charitable organisation that has been supporting Victorians for more than 62 years. We are a values-based, care-driven organisation that provides residential, community and in-home nursing, care and support services for the elderly and people living with a disability.
mecwacare was founded by a small group of volunteers concerned about the elderly and vulnerable in their local area and formally became the Malvern Elderly Citizens Welfare Association (MECWA) in 1959. In 2007, MECWA changed its name to mecwacare to better represent the organisation’s focus as it grew into a major provider of aged care and disability services across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.
We provide optimal choice for people of all ages, irrespective of financial, religious, cultural or lifestyle background. Today, we care for more than 17,000 people each week across greater Melbourne and regional Victoria through a highly integrated service network operated by more than 2,000 employees and 500-plus volunteers. Our staff are culturally and linguistically diverse, representing 89 nationalities and speaking 100 languages.
Caring is at the heart of everything we do.
Partnering with the elderly and people with a disability to live fulfilling and purposeful lives.
Enhancing life changing experiences with our community
Our values are at the centre of everything we do: Caring, Accountable, Respectful and Ethical
We passionately live these values through:
We support our residents and clients through all stages of their life journey by providing high-quality, respectful and safe care.
The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission expects organisations providing aged care services in Australia to comply with the Quality Standards. These eight standards are focused on supporting consumer choice and promoting ongoing improvement in service provision that contributes to the safety, health and wellbeing of residents and clients. For more information about the standards click here.
To access translated version of the Quality Standards click here.
mecwacare is committed to fulfilling our legal responsibilities and providing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for everyone in our workplaces and anyone entering our premises, so far as is reasonably practicable. mecwacare recognises that the best way to manage health and safety is through management and employees working together to identify and address health and safety issues.
mecwacare is registered to provide support for NDIS participants with integrated services and supports to promote wellbeing.
mecwacare has been an accredited Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace since October 2011. Accreditation is awarded by the Australian Breastfeeding Association to organisations that provide a supportive environment for breastfeeding mothers at work, including adequate breaks and spaces where they can breastfeed and/or express breastmilk in private. This initiative supports employees to meet their work and family commitments.
mecwacare is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and Consumer Affairs Victoria
mecwacare is a member of the Fundraising Institute Australia and is committed to abiding by the FIA Code.
mecwacare is a registered workplace under the Welcome Here Project.
It means we create and promote environments that are visibly welcoming and inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) communities.
mecwacare acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which our services and programs are delivered and pays our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.
A Charter of Rights outlines what you can expect from mecwacare and other providers of care and services so that we have a shared understanding to enable us to work with you to achieve safe and quality aged care.