Cheltenham Cottage Home was opened by the Adelaide Central Methodist Mission in Cheltenham in 1976. It operated as a therapeutic cottage for children. In the mid to late 1970s, as a response to the government's push to close large congregate care institutions and replace them with smaller group care, the Methodist Church closed Lentara and established a number of Cottage Homes in suburban areas. The cottages were able to provide more specialised care. The Cheltenham Cottage Home appears to have closed in the mid 1980s.
Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005, http://nunku.org.au/resources/.
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 18 February 2011, Last modified: 6 November 2018