Anglicare Tasmania is a not-for-profit organisation providing a range of support services to the people of Tasmania.
Working for a just 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.
We are guided in this mission by the values of compassion, hope, respect and justice.
Our first service opened in 1983 to assist people struggling with debt and low income. For over 30 years, we have proudly been committed to supporting Tasmanians by offering choice, support and hope.
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
What we believe
All people are to be treated justly, accorded dignity and respect and are to have their basic rights protected.
Where there is division and conflict, we should work to heal brokenness and reconcile differences.
Each person has the capacity to make and to bear the responsibility for choices and decisions about their life.
Those who provide and those who use services share a common humanity, calling forth compassion for each other’s distress and hope for each other’s future. Working with people in need demands a spirit of humility, free from blaming or judging.
Every person has the potential to live life abundantly.
Statement of belief
Anglicare Tasmania is an organisation of the Anglican Church in the Diocese of Tasmania committed to the basic doctrines of the Christian faith drawn from the Old and New Testament Scriptures.
It is committed to the three ecumenical creeds:
It is committed to foundational Anglican doctrine, including the 39 Articles, Book of Common Prayer, and the doctrine of the Anglican Church of Australia and Diocese of Tasmania.
Anglicare Tasmania affirms:
- Faith – Its faith in God, as One-in-Three-Persons, whose redemptive purpose for the world is revealed in the Person of Jesus Christ.
- Christ – That the Lord Jesus Christ proclaimed in word and deed the presence of the Kingdom of God through mission to the world—a calling of people to repentance and belief in the gospel, and to love our neighbour through practical ministry to others and by enabling reconciliation, peace, wholeness and justice.
- Being – God’s concern for the whole person, about how people relate to others and the world, and that justice and mercy form the hallmarks of society.
- Needs – That the Bible and Christian tradition recognise the practical and spiritual needs of people in finding fullness of life and that these needs are to be addressed with respect, compassion, justice and hope.
- Presence – The redemptive presence of God in the world.
Why choose Anglicare
Experience you can trust
Anglicare has been providing services for over 30 years. We’ve earned the trust of Tasmanians.
Great people, responsive service
Over 800 friendly people work for Anglicare in Tasmania. They have the qualifications, skills, expertise and experience to help you.
Personalised for you
We offer a lot of services. We are flexible too, so we can help you with simple or complex needs.
We have been doing this for over 30 years and know how to provide good value. This means your money will go further to support you.
Local knowledge, partnership approach
We’re a major employer and we partner with community organisations across Tasmania. By using our services, you support your local community.
Reliable quality services
We have to meet tough standards. This means that you can trust our services are reliable and good quality.
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 easily accessible, cultural appropriate and effective for Aboriginal people.
Anglican Diocese of Tasmania
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 email@example.com
Anglicare Australia Network
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.
Social, emotional and spiritual support that promotes wellbeing.
Our Anglicare Pastoral Care team offer you and your family:
- An opportunity to talk about the big questions – your hopes and fears, illness, death and dying
- Friendship and company at a time when your life is changing
- Spiritual care or connections to a faith community
If you would like to contact us, please call– 1800 243 232 (free from mobiles and landlines in Australia)
“Pastoral care helped me talk about the feeling and thoughts that were troubling me. Having someone to talk to gave me great comfort.”
Our Strategic Plan is guided by, and gives expression to, our Mission and Values.
Here for Tasmanians is the theme of Anglicare’s 2019-20 Annual Report. It demonstrates our commitment to serving the community at a time when our services were needed more than ever.
“This has been a year our team worked harder than ever to provide choice, support and hope to Tasmanians.
The coronavirus pandemic brought major changes to all our lives. Throughout the public health emergency, our professional and caring Anglicare team members have continued to serve Tasmanians, always with a focus on safety.
Anglicare has kept delivering essential services and in some cases expanded them in response to local need.
Our clients are at the centre of everything we do.
That’s why in this coming financial year Anglicare will move our Burnie office into the city centre and continue to upgrade our business systems.
It’s why we will continue to advocate for investment in social housing and the release of more home care packages for older people.
It’s the reason for our strong commitment to robust social research, providing up-to-date information to policy-makers.
And it underpins our commitment to continually improve the quality of our services.
We remain conscious of the need to support our team’s health and wellbeing in response to the COVID- 19 situation. Thank you for your ongoing support of Anglicare’s work, helping us to be here for all Tasmanians.”
Dr Chris Jones, CEO
Many volunteers come together to help Anglicare, and we’d love for you to join us.
Some of the top reasons people volunteer at Anglicare are:
- Helping others
- Learning and developing new skills
- Skills for future employment
- To have fun.
Would you like to volunteer at Anglicare?
Contact us to discuss volunteer opportunities.
Anglicare is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All employees, including volunteers, must undergo a police check before they begin work with Anglicare to ensure they have no convictions that would affect their work. If you have any questions about volunteering or the recruitment process please contact us on: 1800 243 232 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Anglicare Tasmania is accredited with the CMA Standards Council. Click here to find out more about the guiding principles.
1. GOD FIRST
Accredited organisations publicly declare their Christian ethos and confirm that they act in accordance with that ethos.
2. CHARITABLE STATUS
Accredited organisations are registered, legitimate and active Australian charitable entities.
3. DILIGENT GOVERNANCE
Accredited organisations are governed by a properly structured body which acts with care, diligence and independence.
4. RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP
The members of an accredited organisation’s governing body are responsible, competent and comply with their legal obligations.
5. CHARITABLE PURPOSE
The governing body of an accredited organisation ensures that it carries out the purpose for which it exists.
6. FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT
The governing body of an accredited organisation undertakes proper financial oversight of the organisation.
7. RISK MANAGEMENT
An accredited organisation takes steps to identify and monitor risks to which it is exposed.
8. TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY
An accredited organisation is transparent and accountable to its stakeholders.
9. HONEST COMMUNICATION
All gift appeals and stewardship activities of an accredited organisation are carried out in a truthful and ethical manner.
Anglicare Tasmania Inc is an association incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act. In terms of its Rules of Association, the activities of Anglicare are controlled by the Board - the governing body.
Current Board Structure
This Board has nine members:
- 3 elected by members of the association
- 2 appointed by Diocesan Council
- 2 elected by Synod
- 2 appointed by the Bishop – one of whom shall be the chairperson
The Board seeks to use current governance processes and has adopted Governance, Chief Executive Officer Limitations and Strategic Ends policies. The Bishop, on the recommendation of the Board, appoints Anglicare’s Chief Executive Officer.
The Board also has a Finance Risk and Audit Committee that meets quarterly. It reviews the financial reports and makes recommendations to the whole Board.
Stephen Carnaby (Acting Chair) – appointed by Synod
Stephen Carnaby is the Director of Ministry Development for the Diocese of Tasmania, overseeing training and parish development across the state. He previously worked as a local Anglican Church minister for 17 years, in Burnie, Sandy Bay and Bellerive. He holds Bachelor of Ministry and Master of Arts (Theology) degrees.
He has wide experience with a variety of community and church groups ranging in age from playgroup through to seniors, with particular experience with young families.
He is a member of the Diocesan Council for the Anglican Church in Tasmania, and also served previously on the boards of Clarendon Children’s Home Inc and Anglican Health & Welfare Ltd. He was the Diocesan Media Officer for 14 years.
Prior to Anglican ministry, Stephen studied Economics and Political Science (B. Ec) at the University of Tasmania, before working in public administration.
Stephen is married to Joanne and they have 2 young adult children. His interests include playing soccer, reading, and supporting the Collingwood Football Club.
Craig Barling (Treasurer) - elected by members of Anglicare
Craig Barling is currently the Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer at the University of Tasmania. After starting as Chief Financial Officer at the University in 2013, Craig was promoted to Executive Director, Transformation in 2015 to lead the development of new campuses in Launceston and Burnie and the renewal of the University’s curriculum and organisation structure.
Craig previously worked for News Corporation from 2009, firstly as Chief Financial Officer of the Mercury and then as General Manager Finance – Victoria, overseeing the finance operations for the Herald Sun, Leader and Geelong Advertiser. Prior to joining News, Craig spent 13 years with Deloitte as an audit and corporate finance partner.
Craig is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors. Craig is also a director of the Fahan School and was previously a director of the National Heart Foundation of Australia, which recognised him with life membership in 2018.
Craig is a passionate family man and spends his spare time with his wife Jane and young children Felicity and James. He is a member of Cricket Tasmania and Royal Hobart Golf Club.
Ekaterina Skalidis (Secretary) – elected by members of Anglicare
Ekaterina Skalidis is a principal lawyer with Dobson Mitchell and Allport. Ekaterina practices in the area of Commercial Litigation and Employment Law. She appears in the Federal, Supreme and Magistrates Courts, and Fair Work Commission. Ekaterina is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
She is a current director of Football Tasmania. She is a former:
- President of Hellenic Lawyers Abroad (HAL) Tasmanian Chapter (2016-2017);
- Vice President of Hellenics Abroad for Victoria and Tasmania (2009-2011);
- Director of The Greek Orthodox Church & Benevolent Society (Greek Community) (2005-2008);
- Committee member and Secretary of the ESTIA Greek Festival;
- Secretary of the Southern Young Lawyers Committee (of the Law Society).
Ekaterina is a 3rd Degree Black Belt and past Oceana, Australian and Tasmanian Champion in sparring. She enjoys spending her time with her husband Harry and their three young daughters.
Joan Harvey – appointed by Synod
Joan Harvey is a retired senior mathematics/science teacher, specialising in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. She has been involved in curriculum design, implementation and review the school setting as well as for the State governing bodies, and has been an external examination setter for Chemistry for a number of years.
Joan is a member of Burnie Anglican and is currently a worship leader, church warden, Parish secretary, Synod representative and a member of the nomination committee. She is a past member of Diocesan Council and other sub-committees, and currently secretary/treasurer of Roland Children’s Services Inc., a board member for Clarendon Children’s Homes and Anglican Health & Welfare as well as Anglicare.
Joan has been involved in many sports as a player, coach and umpire and now as a spectator, particularly hockey and cricket. She is married to Reg, a retired industrial chemist/process engineer. They have 3 adult sons and 6 grandchildren, who live in different states on the mainland.
James McKee – elected by members of Anglicare
James has held a wide variety of senior professional and board positions across a range of sectors in not-for-profit organisations, government, university and private companies including Recently as the Chairman of Tourism Northern Tasmania and the Launceston Airport CACG, a board director of the Launceston Church Grammar School and Cycling Tasmania and has been a Trustee of the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania and a past board director of St Giles and Launceston City Mission.
In his roles as a director James has a particular interest in strategy, risk and community engagement. His primary background is in agricultural science, he is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program (MDB), and has been part of community development programmes in the USA and India with the UN. James is an ordained Anglican Minister and is part of the All Saints Network in Launceston.
Allan Dickins - appointed by the Diocesan Council
Allan Dickins is the CEO of Healthy Business Performance group (HBP Group), a company that provides health and risk mitigation services to organisations across Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, with a focus on positively impacting individuals physical and psychological health, through a range of on site and digital interventions.
Allan is also a found director of not for profit organisation Fostering Hope that exisits to raise awareness, encourage and support Christians to help meet the needs of out of home care in Australia. Allan and his wife Mary are proud parents to 5 amazing young boys noisily working their way through the early years.
Despite initially studying a Bachelor of Theology, Allan spent 8 years as a director of an advertising agency in Sydney, before moving to Tasmania in 2004.
Allan is a passionate, albeit age wearied and frustrated sportsman who lives vicariously through his children, and an average musician who makes up in heart what he lacks in ability.
Allan is an active member of the Wellspring church community.
Ruth Croser - appointed by the Diocesan Council
Ruth joined the Anglicare Board late 2020. She has worked both as an occupational therapist and teacher across many years in a variety of work roles and loves supporting students to enable their potential. So, the chance to be a part of Anglicare’s mission to bring about “the opportunity for people in need to reach fullness of life” resonated.
In 2021 Ruth will be starting a position within Independent Schools Tasmania as an Inclusive Education Consultant. She also coordinates a post graduate unit through UTAS. Ruth and her family are part of the Wellspring Anglican Church community and love exploring Tasmania, strolling on the Pipeline Track and creative pursuits.