UPA is a non-profit aged care organisation. Our values are compassion, respect, integrity and kindness. The mission of our dedicated staff is to offer care of the highest possible standard consistent with our Christian commitment.
We provide a wide range of services to the community across 45 centres and facilities throughout NSW.
From its inception, UPA has touched the lives of thousands of people by providing care of the highest quality in the context of Christian love and compassion.
The United Protestant Association of NSW Limited (UPA) is a Christian care organisation, established with the commitment to care for disadvantaged children and the provision of care and accommodation for the elderly. The Association's work was commenced at Grafton in 1938 by the late Thomas Agst, BEM, JP, when he took several small children into care.
From this small beginning, the Association was to gain impetus which has since seen expanded services to both young and old with over 45 centres through New South Wales. From its inception, UPA has touched the lives of thousands of people by providing care of high quality in the context of Christian love and compassion. UPA is a non-profit Company limited by guarantee.
Today, our Association is made up of 11 Districts which have a healthy degree of autonomy, yet are bound together under the one mission and company structure. A foundational principle used since the very beginning of our work was that the money raised in the town would stay in the town. Local governance, management and administration are a core strength of UPA's work.
Working co-operatively UPA has built a strong growing association of likeminded people providing a network of the highest standard of care services throughout NSW.
Whether as a volunteer, staff member, resident, client or visitor, people from all walks of life and all religions are welcome and valued in our organisation.Locations
UPA's vision for frail older people is that everyone is able to live with dignity and independence in a place of their choosing. They should be able to select appropriate and affordable support and care as and when they need it.
Commencing in 1995, UPA's provision of services to the aged started with 30 Community Aged Care Packages (CACPs) in the Tweed Shire and grew rapidly into an extensive and varied Community Care program throughout New South Wales. Today UPA currently cares for more than 580 people on Community Care Packages.