About Juniper

A leading provider of care, accommodation and support services for older Western Australians.

Juniper is a Christian, values driven, community benefit organisation that excels in social enterprise for the benefit of all people. Our response to increasing need encompasses a strong presence throughout metropolitan Perth and in the Kimberley, Mid-West, Wheatbelt, South West and Great Southern regions, giving us one of the largest care footprints in Australia.

Our Mission

We believe in celebrating life, and strive to add value to the communities in which we operate, where our staff and volunteers work to deliver our Vision and Mission.

Our Vision

A good life for all our people.

Our Mission

To enhance the independence, spiritual fulfilment and enjoyment of life of older people through care, accommodation and support services.

Our Core Values

Juniper embraces four core values that direct and guide the way we relate and behave.

These values are universal human values which, for Juniper, are inspired by the Uniting Church Christian tradition:

Welcome is being warm, friendly, gracious, empathetic to all, and open to new ideas.

Respect is valuing people for their uniqueness and being just and honest in our dealings.
Compassion is caring for others and responding to need using the highest standards to provide comfort and enable healing.
Hope is looking forward with confidence and expectation.

Our Guiding Principles

Juniper has a set of Guiding Principles which provide us with direction in achieving our Vision and Mission:

  • We respect each person’s physical, spiritual, emotional and social needs.
  • We empower each person to exercise choice and control over their lives.
  • We strive to enhance personal freedom and independent functioning.
  • We provide care services based on holistic needs assessment.
  • We encourage people to develop their spirituality.
  • We encourage people to engage with community to counter social isolation.
  • We respect each person’s right to die with dignity and in peace.
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Our Name

‘Juniper’ celebrates our past and inspires our future

Juniper is a hardy plant known for centuries for its medicinal properties. It has deep cultural and biblical connections the world over, and is synonymous with shelter and spiritual sustenance.

The juniper herb has great medicinal value, and has been used since ancient times to fight disease, relieve anxiety and provide effective protection against infection and inflammation.

The Judean Broom bush is believed to be the plant usually called juniper in the Bible, where it is said the prophet Elijah sheltered under the tree during a period of pursuit, and an apocryphal tale tells how it protected infant Jesus and his parents from King Herod’s soldiers, during their flight into Egypt.

It is the plant’s qualities of shelter, protection, sustenance and strength that are reflected in our name as we look confidently to the future, and strive to provide a good life for all our people.

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Charitable Status

Juniper provides home and community care, retirement living and residential aged care services to older people.

Juniper is a registered charity in Western Australia and with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profit Commission, and operates for a not-for-profit (community benefit) purpose.

Uniting Church Homes trading as Juniper – a Uniting Church Community is a body corporate incorporated under the Uniting Church is Australia Act No 139 of 1976.

As a registered charity, the profits we generate benefit our residents, clients and staff, and the wider community, not shareholders. Details of our financial status are available from our annual report.

The organisation is governed by a Board to which reports Juniper’s Chief Executive Officer who may delegate key functions to an Executive Leadership Team.

The Board of Juniper takes a progressive approach to its governance role. The Board sets the strategic direction and overall policy framework within which Executive staff can manage effective operation of care services and related business activities.

The Executive Leadership Team provides leadership and support to operational managers and oversees effective business systems to ensure Juniper delivers the best possible care and services to our residents and clients.