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Western Australia - Organisation

Anglican Health and Welfare Services (1974 - 2003)

Anglican, Care Provider and Church Agency
Alternative Names
  • AHWS (acronym)
  • Anglicare (also known as)

Anglican Health and Welfare Services was an agency established by the Anglican Diocese of Perth in 1974. It aimed to coordinate and manage welfare services in the diocese, including out of home care. It was common for government reports to mention both 'Anglican Health and Welfare Services' and 'Anglicare' as the operator of out of home care programs. After 1992, Anglicare is mentioned as the lead agency. From 2003 Anglican Health and Welfare Services had the legal name Anglicare WA.


 1974 - 2003 Anglican Health and Welfare Services
       2003 - Anglicare WA

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Sources used to compile this entry: Anglican Health and Welfare Services, 'Our history [Anglicare]', in Anglicare WA, 2013,; Information Services, Department for Community Development, Signposts: A Guide for Children and Young People in Care in WA from 1920, Government of Western Australia, 2004,

Prepared by: Debra Rosser