Baptcare history

About us

About us

Baptcare is a purpose driven and faith based organisation working across Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, providing residential and community care for older people and support to children, families, and people with disability, financially disadvantaged people and people seeking asylum. We support people of all ages, cultures, beliefs and circumstances to live their lives with meaning, through personalised and innovative solutions, tailored to enhance their health, safety, comfort and spirituality.

From flexible quality services to ongoing care, Baptcare customers can live independently at home, access accommodation to suit their lifestyle and budget, and can access integrated family and community services. Our experience has been built over more than 70-years of providing care and support.

Our History

The Foundation of Baptcare can be traced back to 1945 when a group of Baptist women joined together to raise £4,000 in a time of war to open Australia’s first Baptist home for older people.

The work established the Strathalan aged care residence, which has grown into a thriving community that continues today.

This missional spirit from Baptist communities founded the local services that have become part of Baptcare today: like the Community Nursing Services seeded from the Brunswick Baptist church and Family & Children’s Services from Abercare founded by Aberfeldie Baptist church.

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