History

Offering an environment of inclusion, dignity and love to older South Australians, Clayton Church Homes originated from the vision of Mr Jack Sinclair who was a member of the congregation and the treasurer of Clayton Congregational Church in Norwood, which later became Clayton Wesley Uniting Church following its amalgamation with Norwood Wesley Church in 1973.

Along with many willing helpers, Mr Jack Sinclair together with Reverend Sydney Morris Munn worked tirelessly to bring this vision of creating a home for the aged to reality and it came to realisation six years later when the construction of Clayton Church Homes commenced – one of the first aged homes to be built by an individual church congregation.

The official opening of Clayton Church Homes Hostel at 148 Beulah Road, Norwood occurred on 28 April 1968, and from this time Clayton Church Homes has continued to grow both in physical size and in the provision of quality care for the elderly.

The fundamental Christian values and ethical principles continue to, and always will, underpin the activities and decisions of Clayton Church Homes.

At Clayton Church Homes, we want you to be supported, be independent, be respected and above all, Be You.

“I feel respected, safe, cared for and listened to.”

Joyce

“I can travel without worrying about a thing and everyone gets along. It’s the best move I’ve ever made.”

Pauline

“I live in a Retirement Living unit and enjoy my garden, especially at the back where I have some raised beds where I grow lettuce, spinach, rocket and herbs that I pick for my meals everyday.”

Geoff

“I love the Cafeteria where we can enjoy a good cappuccino while chatting with other residents. We meet every Friday for Happy Hour when we share news over a drink, have a few jokes and celebrate birthdays”

Clinton

“I like the friendships with others, and the care I receive from staff. I feel happy and content and that makes my family happy.”

Audrey

“The staff are very caring. I feel loved and I feel the warmth of everyone I come across.”

Mary