Woodbridge-Westwinds Receiving Home, run by the government, opened in 1963. It was in Woodbridge. The Home provided accommodation for wards of state. It closed in 1967.
The Social Welfare Department intended Woodbridge-Westwinds Receiving Home to be temporary. The Department had bought the property of 44 acres with a timber house at Woodbridge where they planned to put up a new building for a home. Meanwhile, they leased the house to a married couple in exchange for them taking boys at the usual rate for foster mothers. In 1967, when the building was complete, the Receiving Home became part of West Winds Boys' Home.
Sources used to compile this entry: Report of the Department of Social Welfare; for the year ended 30th June 1962, Department of Social Welfare, Hobart, 1962; Department of Social Welfare: report for the year ended 30th June 1965, Department of Social Welfare, Hobart, 1965.
Prepared by: Caroline Evans
Created: 14 December 2011, Last modified: 11 March 2014