A married woman managed Bevis Marks Family Group Home with the assistance of her husband, who was in paid employment outside the Home. In return, they did not pay rent.
The Home provided accommodation for new wards of the state or children on remand from the courts until the Department found a more permanent placement for them. It also took in children requiring temporary accommodation under the Domestic Service Assistance Act and in transit between homes. Some children stayed in the home longer if they got on well with the Family Group Home Carer.
Bevis Marks closed in 1985 because the building was not really suitable for use as a family group home. Apart from having a small yard, it required structural work and a fire escape.
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13 February 2019
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