The aim of the Ryder-Cheshire Ivanhoe Home is the relief of suffering through the provision of friendly, low cost accommodation for patients and their carers coming to Melbourne for hospital treatment. We operate 365 days of the year. Since the Ivanhoe Home opened in 1981 it has accommodated over 15,000 people, and is often fully booked.
Our Staff and Volunteers
The daily operations of the Ivanhoe Home are managed by our Resident Carer, Office Manager and assistant resident carers and volunteers.
The Ivanhoe Home is heavily dependent on volunteers who assist with reception and clerical duties, maintenance, fund raising and a range of other tasks. Volunteers may also be available to assist residents with tasks such as shopping. A special group of volunteers are those who act as relief resident carers for a few days or a couple of weeks. Many relief resident carers are former residents of the Ivanhoe Home.
Our Management Committee
The Ivanhoe Home is run by the Ryder-Cheshire Victorian Homes Foundation which is an incorporated not-for-profit association registered under Victorian and Australian legislation. The committee members of the Foundation are responsible for the governance of the Ivanhoe Home and they give their time on a voluntary basis. Like all Ryder-Cheshire Homes, the Ivanhoe Home is independent and totally self-governing, with no religious or ideological affiliations. The Ivanhoe Home does not receive any government funding. We are grateful to many service clubs, church groups, community groups and individuals for their generous financial support.
Ryder-Cheshire Australia is the umbrella organisation which links the individual committees which run the three Ryder-Cheshire Homes in Australia (Ivanhoe, Singleton and Mt Gambier) and those that raise funds for and support two homes overseas – Raphael in India and Klibur Domin in Timor Leste. Each Ryder-Cheshire committee and home is dedicated to the goal of working toward the relief of suffering. All committee members are voluntary and there are no paid fund raising staff or collectors. To find out more about Ryder-Cheshire Australia, the individual homes and committees please go to the web site www.ryder-cheshire.org