Lisgar Hostel at Arncliffe was a hostel for young women operated by the Church of England Deaconess Institution (now known as Anglican Deaconess Ministries) from 1955. In 1986 Lisgar Hostel was taken over by Anglicare and the premises were converted to a community care programme. From that time Lisgar stopped providing residential accommodation.
Lisgar Hostel was operated by Church of England Deaconess Ministries Ltd from 1955. In the 1980s the Deaconesses changed their name to Anglican Deaconess Ministries Ltd but continued to run Lisgar Hostel until 1986, when it was handed to Anglicare.
Since 1986, Lisgar has been the name of a community care programme run by Anglicare Welfare Services, based at Hurstville.
Records of Lisgar are held by Anglicare's Child Youth and Family Services Department and are located in Anglicare Out-of-Home Care Services at Telopea.
Sources used to compile this entry: Hanson, Dallas, Why are they in children's homes: report of the ACOSS children's home intake survey, Australian Department of Social Services: Australian Council of Social Services, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1979, 83 pp; Correspondence with Anglican Deaconess Ministries Ltd, 24 December 2011.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 24 January 2012, Last modified: 28 November 2014