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.
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 PatronMarch 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.
'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.