• Organisation

Claring-bould Cottage

Details

Claring-bould Cottage was a Cottage Home for children run by the Anglican Church of Australia. It is believed to have opened in the early 1980s. As with other Cottage Homes, Claring-bould Cottage was designed to accommodate around eight to ten children in a home-like atmosphere. In 1984 Claring-bold Cottage closed and reopened in 1985 at a new location in Gilles Plains. Claring-bold Cottage is believed to have closed in the mid 1990s.

During the 1970s and 1980s the government encouraged non-government care providers to move away from large institutions and develop smaller group residential care for children in need. After the passing of the Community Welfare Act in 1972, non-government agencies were required to sign agreements with the government and to adhere to standards of residential care.

During the 1980s the Anglican Church opened a number of cottages and units in various areas. These included Claring-bould Cottage which the Annual Reports of Anglican Child Care Services show was open by 1982. In 1984 Claring-bould Cottage was closed and then reopened in December 1985 in a new location at Vicar Street, Gilles Plains.

As with other Cottage Homes, Claring-bould Cottage was designed to accommodate around eight to ten children in a home-like atmosphere which potentially allowed for more individual attention. More research is required to confirm the original location of Claring-bould Cottage.

  • From

    c. 1982

  • To

    c. 1995

Locations

  • 1985 - c. 1995

    Claring-bould Cottage was situated at Vicar Street, Gilles Plains, South Australia (Building Unknown)

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