Ru Rua Nursing Home opened in North Adelaide in 1978. It provided accommodation for children and young adults with severe and multiple disabilities. In 1981, Estcourt House at Grange was renovated, and Ru Rua Nursing Home moved to these upgraded premesis. In 1982, it became part of the newly created Intellectual Disability Services Council. Ru Rua Nursing Home closed in 1989, by which time residents had relocated to group homes in Adelaide and two country locations.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'DIRC - Timeline 1900-1999', in History of Disability in South Australia, Disability Information and Resource Centre Inc, 2007, http://web.archive.org/web/20140223025317/http://history.dircsa.org.au/1900-1999/timeline-1900-1999/; Email from Richard Bruggemann, former CEO of the Intellectual Disability Services Council, 4 October 2023, held in the Find & Connect project files.
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 6 May 2014, Last modified: 18 October 2023