Mount Gambier Homes

The Ryder-Cheshire Mount Gambier Home Foundation

Our Foundation was formed out of a desire to provide a caring, 'forever home' for people living with a disability in the community. 

As with all Ryder-Cheshire homes our guiding philosophy is the relief of suffering without discrimination.

The Mount Gambier homes are leased to ParaQuadSA and managed by their service provider HomeCare+.

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What we've achieved so far



Head and shoulders photo
Dr Jerry Leech AM

Some of the messages from members of the extended Ryder-Cheshire family who have sent condolences to Jerry's family:

Vale Dr Jerry Leech AM

28 November 2023

Members of the extended Ryder-Cheshire family have paid tribute to Ryder-Cheshire Mount Gambier Home Foundation Vice-President Jerry Leech  who died on Sunday, November 26.

"We have lost a great humanitarian and a wonderful man who has left a huge legacy that his family can be enormously proud of," said Foundation President Matthew Dixon.

"We will miss his challenging intellect, energy and can-do attitude and most of all we will miss his friendship," he said.

Jerry was made a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the 2022 Queen's Birthday Honours in recognition of his significant service to the forestry industry, tertiary education and the community.  Read the citation.

He was Treasurer of our Foundation from 2003 until recently, and was instrumental in securing and administering a Building Better Regions Fund grant of about $500,000 which enabled development of our second home, Cheshire.

He also arranged a Rotary International Global Grant for the purchase of a GeneXpert analysis machine to test for Multi-Drug Resistant TB for the Ryder-Cheshire home Klibur Domin in Timor-Leste.

Matthew Dixon returned as President

10 November 2023

Matthew Dixon will lead the Ryder-Cheshire Mount Gambier Home Foundation for a sixth year after being re-elected unopposed as President at the 2023 AGM.


Retiring Board Members Neville Gilbertson, Sue Roberts, Bernie Douglas and Peter Telford were also all re-elected unopposed.


Remaining Board Members Jerry Leech, Mary Heysen, Di Little, Greg Clayfield and Stuart Stansfield continue in the second year of their terms.


Jerry continues as Vice-President, and Bernie as Secretary.


The AGM also resolved to amend the Constitution to change the meeting schedule from monthly to every two months, or more frequently if required.

Read Matthew's Annual Report

Head and shoulders photo of Matthew Dixon, head turned looking to his right

Matthew Dixon returned as President for sixth year.