Anglicare and Anglican Retirement Villages (ARV) are steadily working toward their official merger on 1 July 2016.
Anglicare CEO, Grant Millard says “Combining our organisations will extend our ability to offer high quality social, welfare and aged care services. Anglicare is already well known in the community but our combined organisation will strengthen our advocacy agenda on behalf of the people we serve. Joining forces means greater opportunities to provide for older Australians and for people living on the margins.”
Together Anglicare and ARV reach approximately 50,000 people every year. The merged organisation will be supported by approximately 3,800 staff and 2,900 volunteers. We will become one of the largest Aged Care providers in Greater Sydney and the Illawarra Region, providing aged care services to 6,600 people living in the community. We will operate 20 Day Centres; 1 overnight Respite Centre; 22 Retirement Villages; 22 Residential Aged Care Homes; and 9 Community Service Centres.
While there is a substantial focus on retirement living and aged care, community and family support services will still be an essential part of the work.
Our mission is to show the love of Jesus in action. By joining forces, the new organisation will have increased capabilities, a wider geographical spread, and stronger connections with Church communities across the Sydney Anglican Diocese.
Public Affairs Manager