Clifford House was the starting point for Andrew and Sue Marshall’s strategies and designs for redefining the future of supported accommodation and in-home care should look in South Australia. Clifford House remained in the SACARE portfolio until 2020, when the property was sold to fund future developments at SACARE.
The history of SACARE started with founders Sue and Andrew Marshall. Sue Marshall, a registered nurse with a background in aged and dementia care, along with husband Andrew Marshall, who had a history in property and property development identified the need for innovative accommodation services within the disability sector.
During the early 2000’s, Sue and Andrew’s son Alex and daughter Chloe joined the party and currently manage the Accommodation Development/Technology projects and Business Development/Marketing departments, respectively. Eldest son Lachlan is an active member of the SACARE Board.
Fast forward 25 years and SACARE now successfully operates 9 accommodation settings (with no signs of slowing down!) and provide in-home support to over 150 participants.
Together, the family have worked tirelessly to create a culture where every interaction is meaningful and big ideas and amazing stories are told well.
Founding of SACARE and purchase of Clifford House
Community living accommodation in Prospect
SACARE could see a real need to be able to increase their Supported Living accommodation and ultimately acquires 19 properties in Prospect with average of two residents living in each. These properties demonstrated SACARE’s capacity to provide tailored in-home services, in a Community Accommodation setting, supported by a team of caring and invested support workers.
The Marshall’s family home, Barton House in North Adelaide, converted to a Supported Independent Living facility
Andrew and Sue recognised that their North Adelaide family home would be ideal for people living with a disability. After spending close to $1m renovating this property they opened Barton House to people with disabilities seeking long-term supported accommodation in 2007.
SACARE wins “Most Outstanding Disability Care Provider Internationally 2011″ at the Global Over-50′s Housing Summit, London
SACARE was recognised as the Most Outstanding Disbility Care provider in London at The GLOBALS Over 50’s Housing Healthcare Awards.
Tolley House in Hope Valley is purchased and converted to a state-of-the-art home for people needing supported accommodation.
This stunning property lends itself to the needs of people with disabilities, featuring the large rooms with plenty of indoor and outdoor space that SACARE was becoming renowned for.
Introduced Wellbeing Program and Fitness Sessions to SACARE for all Staff
SACARE wanted to ensure that all staff had access to a free fitness and a wellbeing program. SACARE offers mixed gym sessions at the fully-equipped and spacious gym at Head Office led by a qualified instructor seven times a working week. Employees save on gym memberships and are able to break-up their working day with a quick gym session, increasing productivity and wellbeing.
Imagination Houseboat is purchased by SACARE in 2014 and renovated to make it wheelchair accessible
Imagination is designed to provide an alternative respite options for clients and family members. To provide support to charities, Imagination is donated to various organisations every year including Variety, Neil Sachse Centre and Motor Neurone Disease SA, and is also rewarded to selected staff and clients as voted by their peers.
SACARE’s wins ‘The Most Outstanding Supported Long Term Care Provider in the World in 2016
SACARE proudly accepted this award in London in November 2016 at The GLOBALS Over 50’s Housing Healthcare Awards.
SACARE’s purpose built Adelaide St property at Magill officially opened its doors
Adelaide St created a new offering in the SACARE stable of properties. Each of the five detached town houses accommodate two people sharing per property, providing a sense independence for residents, whilst ensuring that they have support on hand when they need it.
SACARE moves into new Head Office premises at 586 Regency Rd, Broadview
This building was overhauled to provide offices enabling the SACARE to operate effectively, and provide space for staff gatherings in the hangar-style rear of the building. Graphic art, a gym, training and yoga area, along with an informal bar-style area provides a backdrop for SACARE staff, clients and guests to embrace the SACARE culture.
Artwork ‘Jumper Jumper’ by Lucy Bonnin introduced as the new SACARE logo
Early on in the rebrand process, 'Jumper Jumper', a resin sculpture by local South Australian artist caught Andrew Marshall's eye. ‘Jumper’ communicates SACARE’s combined passions and represents our continual search for developing innovative, practical and effective accommodation options. ‘Jumper’ represents how SACARE strives to be a leader in the industry.
Briarholm in Kingswood opens, offering nine high and complex care beds
Briarholm’s large rooms and wide hallways were perfect for people requiring a sense of space and light in a supported living facility, and the block size meant that a high-tech extension could be added. This extension includes the hydrotherapy pool and communal facilities. The property offers residents stunning views of the gardens, whilst providing state-of-the-art care.
SACARE transitions to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and becomes a registered service provider
The implementation of the NDIS ensures SACARE’s clients have greater choice and control of their services, and SACARE works closely with the NDIS to ensure continuity of services throughout the transition and ongoing support to clients.
SACARE awarded ‘Greatest Increase in Jobs’ at the Alumni Growth Summit 2018, held by the Australian Centre for Business Growth, University of South Australia
The Alumni Growth Summit recognises outstanding achievements from the UniSA Alumni Community, based on the growth reported in their longitudinal survey.
SACARE awarded Ten Year Certificate from Variety: The Children’s Charity
SACARE was recognised for a decade of participating in Variety: The Children’s Charity fundraising events.
SACARE’s Alex Killey wins Brain Injury SA's ‘Service Excellence Award’
Alex Killey received the "Service Excellence Award" at the Brain Injury Awareness Week Launch at Adelaide Oval, August 20, 2018. These awards are awarded to people nominated for their exceptional achievement, commitment and outstanding support to people with Acquired Brain Injury.
STAGE 1: The Gums takes innovation in Supported Independent Living to new heights in SA
After locating a 10,000 square metre property in Salisbury the SACARE team decided it was ideal to create a facility that provided onsite rehabilitation services for residents that enable them to manage and implement their own rehabilitation schedule. In 2020-2021 the focus will be on starting and completing Stage 2 of The Gums, which will centre on providing transitional accommodation.
THRIVE Program launched to bring positive outcomes to SACARE clients
The THRIVE program was originally developed to increase positive emotion through therapies such as psychotherapies and counselling. The THRIVE program focussed on helping clients gain choice, control and self-determination to achieve motivation which result in better mental health and wellbeing.
SACARE adds the five bedroom Wellington Square, North Adelaide property
SACARE adds the five bedroom Wellington Square, North Adelaide property to our Community Accommodation portfolio, providing tailored accommodation to four residents and offering 24/7 supported care.
SACARE announces partnership with Arena REIT
SACARE announces partnership with Arena REIT, an ASX listed group that owns, manages and develops social infrastructure property assets across Australia. This strategic partnership enables SACARE to provide significant added investment into the company, its residents and 500 plus employees. It also gives Adelaide founded company a solid base from which they can identify future development projects, creating further world-class accommodation for people living with disabilities.
SACARE creates a unique group accommodation site at Kilburn
SACARE creates a unique group accommodation site at Kilburn, utilising ten apartments to offer eight to residents, and provide onsite communal facilities and SACARE day/night onsite attendance. The residents take a vote, and name the property ‘Eutopia Rise’, a perfect paradise!
SACARE implements COVID19 client and staff management plan
With an extremely vulnerable client base, SACARE takes proactive steps to ensure that all SACARE services implement stringent measure to ensure the safety and well-being of clients and staff. Continuity of quality care is the priority in this unprecedented health emergency. SACARE continues to monitor and respond to this ongoing issue.
THRIVE Therapy Services evolves to become a multi-disciplinary service, incorporating allied health, clinical nursing and community participation
THRIVE Therapy Services evolved from the original THRIVE program, and presents a multi-disciplinary approach to help clients achieve the functional and meaningful goals. By incorporating experienced Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy clinicians, with clinical and registered nursing clinicians as well as social and community participation, THRIVE aims to help people ‘own their life’ and life beyond their disability.
What's coming up for SACARE: STAGE 2 of The Gums
STAGE 2 of The Gums at Salisbury will be a major focus for the SACARE team. The second stage of The Gums property will centre on providing the highest level in comprehensive transitional accommodation.