About Dale Cottages
The Dale Cottages story is one rich in values of care, equity, dignity, innovation, participation, volunteerism and hard work. It is no surprise therefore that these values continue to underpin our work since 1959.
In 1956 the community of Armadale and Kelmscott recognised the need to provide accommodation for elderly residents. From the first public meeting it was crystal clear that the community of Armadale and Kelmscott would make this project happen and to this day we hold fast to the principal that Dale Cottages is a community organisation.
In October 1959 the first duplex opened in John Street Armadale. Since then our organisation has grown in its mission to care for our community and we currently provide:
We continue to be an independent organisation guided by a Board made up of community representatives. The result has been the continuous provision of accommodation and an increasing recognition that care and choice are equal and essential elements in service delivery.
The First 50 Years
Board of Directors
Back Row (L-R) Philip Ameduri, Ken Hepburn, Andrew Bruce.
Front Row: (L-R) Annette Nicolson, Christopher Hunt (Vice President), Carol McGurk (President), Henry Ronchi (Secretary/Treasurer), Cr Kerry Busby (absent)