Anglicare Tasmania is a not-for profit organisation that employs close to 1000 people in delivering a wide range of community and support services to the people of Tasmania.
In response to the Christian faith, Anglicare strives to achieve social justice and provide the opportunity for people in need to reach fullness of life.
Our services include:
Anglicare’s Social Action Research Centre (SARC) does research and advocacy to improve the lives of Tasmanians. We focus on:
Values are the shared principles and beliefs under-pinning all that we do. They define what we stand for and guide the way we work. Values give us a common language. They make clear what we hold important and what people expect from us.
Our values are hope, compassion, justice and respect.
Hope – Confidently reaching for fullness of life
Compassion– Showing empathy and care for those in need
Justice – Promoting the fair distribution of resources and opportunities
Respect – Recognising the inherent value and dignity of every person
Anglicare Tasmania is a Christian organisation and part of the Anglican Church in the Diocese of Tasmania. Our shared story is about loving and serving the Tasmanian community in the name of Christ.
In the early 1980s a small team investigated how the Anglican Church could most helpfully respond to the practical needs of local people. As a result, an organisation was set up to offer financial counselling to Tasmanians struggling with debt and low income. It was the first service of its kind in the state. Due to high demand, financial counselling soon expanded from Hobart to Launceston, Devonport and Burnie.
In 1984, Anglicare also began offering crisis accommodation to young people at risk of homelessness.
Today, Anglicare delivers a wide range of services to the Tasmanian community, partners with parishes and schools, and conducts research and advocacy on important social issues.
Anglicare’s work has never been about profit or prestige. We have a clear mission, based on a Christian view of the world and our place in it. The work of Anglicare is done in response to God’s love.
Anglicare Tasmania is governed by a board made up of nine elected members.
Our CEO, Dr Chris Jones is an experienced leader and relentless advocate for social justice. Chris is an Anglican bishop and sees his CEO role at Anglicare as an important part of his ministry.
The Executive Management Team include the Chief Financial Officer and four General Managers covering People and Organisation Development, Aged Care Services, Housing and Community Services, and Disability Services.
The theme of Anglicare’s 2021-22 Annual Report is ‘Values in Action’.
This year has stretched our team and our resources but what has held fast is Anglicare’s tenacious commitment to our mission.
Our values are justice, hope, respect and compassion.
The team finds countless ways to show these values in the midst of difficulties presented by the COVID pandemic, rising cost of living pressures and a critical housing shortage.
Anglicare is here for all Tasmanians.
Anglicare is focused on providing quality services. Our commitment to continuous improvement is demonstrated and delivered through our wide range of quality standards including:
yarnin up is an Aboriginal advisory group which helps to guide Anglicare’s relationship with the Aboriginal community.
The group meets with our CEO regularly and has shared advice about cultural awareness training, employing Aboriginal people, protocols for Acknowledging Country, and how to make our services more accessible, culturally appropriate and effective for Aboriginal people.
Anglicare is part of the Anglican Church which exists to love and serve the Tasmanian community in the name of Christ.
Churches interested in supporting Anglicare’s work can find details in our Partnering with Anglicare Fact Sheet.
Anglicare has a Parish Community Development Worker available to answer questions and provide information. The contact email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Anglicare Tasmania is part of a national network of faith-based agencies committed to justice and care. The network members collaborate in a variety of ways including research and advocacy, and sharing expertise and information. The network meets once a year for a national conference.