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Telephone us on 9510 7052 or

Welcome to PCLC

PCLC is a not-for-profit community-based organisation located in the striking Grattan Gardens Community Centre in the eclectic and energetic suburb of Prahran. PCLC offers a variety of activities, workshops, and non-accredited courses and programs to people from a variety of backgrounds and with diverse needs. Our aim is to provide support and opportunities for people to connect with each other and feel part of a community.

Because we have an open door policy, we welcome everyone including local residents, students, families, as well as people managing multiple and complex issues such as mental and physical health needs, housing insecurity, family violence, chronically low income, drug and alcohol dependency, and unemployment.

Feel free to visit us at any time. We are always interested in collaborating with other organisations and individuals to run more activities and programs.

PCLC provides:

  • Advocacy to reduce inequity, social exclusion and poverty
  • Food relief
  • Community engagement and inclusion through social, recreational and well-being groups for
    • Those from CALD backgrounds
    • Socially isolated
    • Over 65’s
    • People with mental and physical disabilities
  • Education, skill development and pathways to employment for
    • Early school leavers (both mature and youth)
    • Low skilled and vulnerable workers
    • Indigenous people
    • Unemployed and underemployed people
    • People from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds
    • Disengaged young people
    • People with a disability
    • Young people at risk of engaging in high risk activities
  • Occasional Child Care for

    • Families who need occasional care for any range of reasons
    • Children who would benefit from social play and stimulation
    • Single parents and parents with limited family support
    • Families who are ineligible for government subsidised child care or who are experiencing financial hardship.

Our Committee of Management

Tara Blanchy


Anthony Swan

deputy chair

Catherine Elliot-Jones


Maggie Burke


Neil Pharaoh

committee member


Brett de Hoedt

Committee Member

Kylie Ward

Committee Member

Giovanni Ambrosini

Committee Member

Our Team


Shima Ibuki

executive Principal Officer

Irene Ly

Reception / Intake Enrolment

Kate Blacket

programs / marketing


Rachel Virsu

Occasional Childcare


Vasiliki Strintzos

Occasional Childcare

Our Tutors

  • Uali Ahmat – Yoga 
  • Manisha Anjali – Literacy and Creative Writing
  • Alex Baxter – NDIS Cooking
  • Kate Borland – NDIS Cooking and Health Promotion
  • Margaret Chrichton  – Ukulele
  • Isabel de San Sinforiano – Art
  • Rhian Eyre – Gentle Exercise and Zumba
  • Layla Fernandes – Walking Group and Chatty Cafe
  • Manpreet Kaur – Digital Literacy
  • Louise Kyle  – Yoga
  • Terry Laver – Men’s Walking Group
  • Vivienne Law – Meditation
  • Ying Pan – Yoga and Family Yoga
  • Anthony Panel – Children’s Circus
  • Vicky Papaioannou – Art
  • Ellen Regos – Art and Children’s Art
  • Adam vanLangenberg – Creative Writing
  • Jennifer Webb – Art