PCSE’s New Home

This year PCSE has commenced construction of our new Palliative Care Community Hub at 80 Victor Crescent, Narre Warren. The upgraded facilities will enable our team to deliver a range of services onsite to support our community and provide essential care to those who need it the most. The Palliative Care Hub will include space for counselling rooms, therapeutic wellbeing gardens, bereavement support groups, art, music and massage therapy and other activities to support people living with a life-limiting illness.

We need your support to make this project reality and ensure PCSE is future ready, with the resources we need to meet the growing demand for our services. Your contribution, no matter how big or small, will help us to fund this build and deliver long-term change to our community. To find out how you can help please click here.

Clients
We support people with a life-limiting illness to live well by providing holistic care that addresses a person’s physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs
Carers
We provide education, advice and support for families and friends who are caring for a loved one with a life-limiting illness
Health Professionals
PCSE works with a range of health professionals to provide palliative care advice, support and consultancy in relation to the care of clients who may be part of your service

How are we continuing to support you through the COVID 19 pandemic

At Palliative Care South East, we are committed to supporting our community to live well. We are taking actions to ensure we align our service model with advice from the Department of Health and Human Services and support the safety and well being of our staff, volunteers and the community.

  • We are calling our clients to check their COVID status prior to visits and confirming by phone and text that we are able to visit.
  • We are considering the needs of older adults, persons with disabilities, and others with access and functional challenges and prioritising our resources to ensure ongoing care and support.
  • We are providing specialist phone consults to residential and aged care facilities to limit visitation and risk to those clients, we will always support their needs.
  • We are following the guidelines and advice of the Victorian Department of Health and collaborating with other community agencies to support continuity of care.

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We Value Your Feedback

Your feedback is important to us. It helps us to know how well we are meeting your needs. It helps us to improve what we do and how we do it.

Vaccination at PCSE

We are excited to announce that all PCSE staff are triple vaxxed against COVID-19. Congratulations and thank you to our team for rolling up their sleeves and helping us achieve a 100% triple vaccination status. It is fantastic to see our staff being proactive to protect themselves and our community. 💜

Join our Volunteer Program!

PCSE volunteers are a compassionate, caring and dedicated group of people who support those in a very vulnerable situation. Our volunteers are of all ages, come from all walks of life and backgrounds. These amazing people willingly give their time, skills and energy to help people in our community to live well.
We are currently recruiting for the following positions:
• Virtual Reality Volunteers 💛
• Memorabilia Volunteers 💙
• Companionship Volunteers 💜

Ritchies IGA Community Benefits Program

PCSE has partnered with Ritchie’s IGA as part of their Community Benefits Program. This means that shoppers can register for a Ritchies Card (or download the Ritchies App) and select Palliative Care South East as a charity they would like to support. Once you have registered you can scan the card or use the app every time you shop and a % of your spend will be received by PCSE.

How we can help
Our team of palliative care specialists are experienced in providing support, answering questions and offering holistic care in your home.

 

Palliative Care
If you have been told you have an illness that cannot be cured, you may have talked about palliative care.

 

Carer Support
Palliative Care South East understands that it can be overwhelming to care for a loved one, particularly if you’ve had no training or experience in looking after someone with a serious illness.

 

Work with us
Palliative Care South East is an attractive and principled employer. This means sustaining a positive culture which values and is supportive of its employees and volunteers.

 

Volunteers
Palliative Care South East was founded by volunteers back in 1984. The philosophy of the early founders lives on in our volunteers.

 

How you can help
Your generous donation, no matter how big or small, will help us to continue to support our community by providing care to those living with a terminal illness and their families and friends.

 

Carer Support Kit

The Carer Support Kit provides carers with useful information and tips to help them to care for their loved one.

‘The Kit’ includes information on the following topics:

 

  • Looking after yourself
  • Managing pain, symptoms and medications
  • Preparing for death
  • Resources and links

How you can help

"When we are motivated by compassion and wisdom, the results of our actions benefit everyone"

Dalai Lama XIV

Palliative Care South East acknowledges that we are meeting on the traditional land of the Bunurong and Wurundjeri People and pays respect to all elders past and present.

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