Woodlands Family Group Home, run by the government, opened in about 1985. It was located on Hearps Road, Ulverstone. Woodlands provided temporary accommodation to children who were wards of state or supervised in other ways by the Department of Community Welfare and its successors. Woodlands closed around 2000.
A married woman managed Woodlands 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 or in transit between homes. Some children stayed in the home longer if they got on well with the foster parent.
In the year ending in June 1985, 31 children passed through Woodlands Family Group Home and in 1986, there were 36.
Sources used to compile this entry: Department for Community Welfare: annual report for the year ended 30 June 1985, Department for Community Welfare, Hobart, 1985; Department for Community Welfare: annual report for the year ended 30 June 1986, Department for Community Welfare, Hobart, 1986.
Prepared by: Caroline Evans
Created: 27 August 2012, Last modified: 29 October 2018