History of the Ryder-Cheshire Mount Gambier Homes
Our first home, now known as Ryder, was officially opened in April 2006 and was the first South Australian Ryder-Cheshire home.
The opening was the fruition of many years work by the Ryder-Cheshire Mount Gambier Home Board, the Mount Gambier Ryder-Cheshire Support Group and the local community. Planning for the home started in about 2003.
Funding came from a number of sources, principally Ryder-Cheshire Australia, together with the Ryder-Cheshire Foundation (SA), the Federal Government Regional Partnerships program and a bank loan that was fully paid off in June 2010. Land for the home was donated by the City of Mount Gambier.
The home won a SA Great Community Award in 2007 and received a KESAB commendation in 2008.