Ageing, Disability & Home Care

Large residential centres

What is a Large Residential Centre?

A large residential centre is a facility that provides accommodation for a large group of people with a disability on one site in a congregate setting. The Ageing, Disability and Home Care Agency (ADHC) currently operates six large residential centres across NSW.

In addition to the government operated facilities, there are also 14 residential centres that are operated by the non government sector.

Large residential centres have a no admission policy and are closed to new clients, except under exceptional circumstances and by order of the ADHC Chief Executive or the Minister.

The Redevelopment Program of Large Residential Centres

The NSW Government is committed to redeveloping all large residential centres by 2018. In the past 10 years more than 550 people who previously lived in a large residential centre have moved into new accommodation across NSW. This has involved the redevelopment of 18 government and non government large residential centres across NSW.

Funding has been provided to redevelop the remaining government and non government residential centres by June 2018. They will be replaced with contemporary accommodation in the community which will be designed to provide a home like environment, with more privacy, flexibility in daily living and opportunities for increased participation in the local community.

The ADHC operated large residential centres in NSW are Westmead, Rydalmere, Riverside, Stockton, Kanangra and Tomaree Centres.

The Westmead, Rydalmere (PDF) and Riverside Centres (PDF) are currently under redevelopment. Riverside will be redeveloped by 2013 and Rydalmere and Westmead Centres will be redeveloped by 2015. 

Stockton, Kanangra and Tomaree Centres will be redeveloped from 2015.

The non government operated NGO residential centres are:

  • Crowle Home, operated by Achieve Australia, Ryde, Sydney
  • Cherrywood Village, operated by Australian Foundation for Disability (AFFORD), Llandilo, Sydney
  • Cedar and Machin Lodge, operated by Dundaloo Foundation Ltd, Taree
  • Kincumber Lodge, operated by Fairhaven Services, Kincumber
  • Inala Main Home, operated by Inala, Cherrybrook, Sydney
  • Mai-Wel Lodge, operated by Mai-Wel Ltd, Telerah
  • Ross House, operated by McCall Gardens Community Ltd, Box Hill, Sydney
  • Studdy Centre, operated by Multiple Sclerosis Society Ltd, Lidcombe, Sydney
  • New Haven Farm Home, operated by New Haven Farm, Freemans Reach, Sydney
  • Ningana Enterprises Inc, Griffith
  • Carinya and Hostel, operated by Sunnyfield Independence, Allambie Heights, Sydney
  • Thorndale Cottages, operated by Thorndale Foundation, Orchard Hills, Sydney
  • Venee Burgess House, operated by Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Allambie Heights, Sydney 
  • Waratah/Banksia Hostel, operated by Warrah, Dural, Sydney

The redevelopment of non government providers is a partnership between ADHC and non government providers which will occur in three stages over seven years 2012-1018.

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