Gilburn Family Group Home, run by the government, replaced Gilburn Receiving Home in about 1981. It was in Wynyard. The Home provided temporary accommodation for up to 8 children who were wards of the state or supervised in other ways by the Social Welfare Department and its successors. The Home closed in about 1985.
A married woman managed Gilburn Family Group Home with the assistance of her husband, who was in paid employment outside the Home. In return, they received free accommodation.
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 and in transit between homes. Some children stayed in the home longer if they got on well with the Family Group Home Carer.
1959 - c. 1980 Gilburn Receiving Home
c. 1981 - 1985? Gilburn Family Group Home
Sources used to compile this entry: Department of Social Welfare: report for the year ending 1982, Department of Social Welfare, Hobart, 1982.
Prepared by: Caroline Evans
Created: 20 August 2013, Last modified: 4 February 2014