Ryder-Cheshire 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.

Front exterior view of Ryder home

Ryder

Front exterior view of Cheshire home

Cheshire

What we've achieved so far

Two homes have been built: Ryder and Cheshire.

Each accommodates five residents.

The Mount Gambier homes' names honour the co-founders of the Ryder-Cheshire Foundation.

Our homes are leased to ParaQuadSA and managed by their service provider HomeCare+.

Discussions have commenced for a possible third complex.

Foundation Welcomes Patron

March 2022

The Governor of South Australia, Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, has become Patron of the Ryder-Cheshire Mount Gambier Home Foundation.

“We were delighted when the Governor visited our two homes and feel honoured that she has now agreed to become our Patron,” said Ryder-Cheshire Mount Gambier Home Foundation Board President Matthew Dixon.

“Her patronage is welcome recognition of the work that has been done to build and maintain these homes for people living with a disability.

“We aim to provide the best accommodation in a caring, respectful and compassionate environment,” he said.

Mrs Adamson toured the homes and met residents, staff and board members during her first official visit to SA's South East in December 2021.

Group photo showing Governor Frances Adamson and residents KC, David and Luciano facing camera.
SA Governor, Her Excellency the Hon Frances Adamson AC, pictured with Cheshire home residents Kevin, David and Luciano.
Resident Bernadette and Governor Frances Adamson facing camera
Ryder home resident Bernadette received birthday well-wishes from SA Governor Frances Adamson.

'Can do' attitude

"We sort of pinch ourselves that we achieved it against all the odds. It was a gap in the accommodation. It was very time consuming but the end result has been excellent" - parents discussing the early stages of the project.

Aerial drone photo of homes
Ryder-Cheshire Mount Gambier Homes. Photo Ockert Le Roux