Cornwall Family Group Home

1981 – 2005


Cornwall Family Group Home, run by the government, replaced Cornwall Receiving Home in about 1981. It was in Launceston. The Home provided temporary accommodation to children who were wards of state or supervised in other ways by the Social Welfare Department and its successors. Cornwall closed around 2005.

A married woman managed Cornwall Family Group Home with the assistance of her husband, who was in paid employment outside the Home. In return, they did not pay rent.

The Home provided accommodation for new wards of the state or children on remand from the courts until the Department found a more permanent placement for them. It also took in children requiring temporary accommodation and in transit between homes. Some children stayed in the home longer if they got on well with the foster parent.