As of 1 July 2016, Anglicare Sydney (also known as Sydney Anglican Home Mission Society) and Anglican Retirement Villages (ARV) officially merge, taking the legal name of 'Anglican Community Services'. The merged organisation will use the trading names ‘Anglicare’ and 'Anglicare Sydney'. The decision to retain the Anglicare name for the merged entity was made by the new Board.
Brand research shows that Anglicare is one of Australia’s most recognised charities and is particularly prominent across the area it serves in Greater Sydney and the Illawarra. As a highly respected organisation, Anglicare is regularly referenced by different political parties in Parliament for its research and advocacy. The new Board agreed that this level of recognition among clients and residents, government, donors, parish supporters and the community was too valuable to overlook and replace with an unfamiliar name.
Anglicare’s new logo is designed to depict heritage, stability and growth. The logo’s three branches illustrate three integral aspects of Anglicare’s work - Retirement Living and Residential Aged Care; Home Care; and Community Services.
Anglicare will now operate across Greater Sydney and the Illawarra region:
• Community services programs including migrant and refugee services, emergency relief, counselling, foster care and adoptions, disability support services for young people as well as chaplaincy services;
• 22 Retirement Living Villages serving 2,530 people;
• 22 Residential Aged Care Facilities serving 2,180 people;
• Home Care services to 1,500 people; and
• Services to over 6,000 people in Commonwealth Home Support Programs, in their home and through 20 day
and respite centres.
Anglicare’s new brand identity will be rolled out slowly but consistently across all aspects of the organisation from 1 July. While it will be ‘business as usual’ for Anglicare’s clients and residents with no disruption to service delivery, the large scale ‘back of house’ merger is expected to take from 18 months to two years to complete.
The newly merged organisation is supported by approximately 3,800 staff (F/T and P/T) and 2,900 volunteers. Anglicare will offer a greater economy of scale and capacity to serve the Diocesan Mission more effectively. Preserving more than 200 years of combined service from its antecedent organisations, Anglicare will build on this foundation, expand its reach into the community, and share the gospel with people who are yet to know Jesus Christ.
The Chief Executive Officer of ARV, Mr Rob Freeman, will continue as the CEO of the merged organisation for the coming months. Anglicare’s new Board expects to announce the name of a new CEO, as well as the organisation’s vision and mission statements in the coming months. So 'watch this space'.
Archbishop Dr Glenn Davies is President of Anglicare’s new Board. Members of the Board include:
• Mr Greg Hammond OAM, Chair, Macquarie Anglican Church
• Mr Michael Clancy, Cherrybrook Anglican Church
• The Rt Rev Chris Edwards, Bishop of North Sydney
• Mrs Laura Elder, St John's Asquith
• Mr Peter Hicks, St Thomas' North Sydney
• The Rev Gary Koo, St Paul’s Anglican, Carlingford
• Dr Linda Kurti, St Luke’s Mosman
• Mr Martyn Mitchell, St Matthew’s Manly
• The Rev Margaret Powell, Good Shepherd Anglican Church Greenacre
• Mr Ian Steward, Waitara Anglican Church
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