Slade Cottage at 25 Naldera Street, Glandore, was opened by the Department of Community Welfare on 5 February 1973 in one of the buildings of the Glandore Boys' Home. When the Glandore Boys' Home closed down in February 1973, a number of the buildings were renovated and reopened as cottage and family homes. Slade Cottage accommodated up to 12 boys who were considered to have 'emotional' or 'behavioural' problems.
In 1975 Slade Cottage and Reception Cottage were moved from Glandore to Somerton Park into buildings on the site of the former Seaforth Home. Slade Cottage and Reception Cottage joined three other cottages at the former Seaforth Home site. These included Tintoo Cottage, Morada Cottage and Kandarik Cottage.
The buildings of the former Slade and Reception Cottages at Naldera Street, Glandore, both became part of a separate unit of McNally Training Centre called the Glandore Unit.
By the late 1980s only two of the five cottages at the former Seaforth Home site still operated, Slade and Kandarik. At the time the Department considered the Somerton Park site 'the least satisfactory physical site owned by the Department for the care of children'.
Slade Cottage at Somerton Park closed in 1988.
15 June 2016
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