Who We Are

Our

Identity

Anglicare North Coast was established in 1999 as the social justice and welfare arm of the Anglican Diocese of Grafton, in recognition of the need for a professional, practical, and caring Christian ministry in the Diocese. Anglicare North Coast seeks to build and maintain partnerships with Ministry Units of the Diocese.

Since its inception, Anglicare North Coast has delivered a wide range of caring services to those in need across the north coast of NSW, seeking to operate prudently in order to remain as a viable and sustainable organisation for the long term future. Anglicare North Coast is a member of Anglicare Australia, a network of 36 agencies from across Australia, as well as associate members in New Zealand, Singapore and Papua New Guinea.

Our

Key Areas Of Focus

Safe And Affordable Homes

Enhancing opportunities for people in our region to have access to safe and affordable homes

Independence, Dignity and Diversity

Enabling our clients to gain independence and dignity, whilst maintaining their individual and cultural diversity

Human Resource Management

High quality Human Resource Management.

Governance, Compliance and Risk Management

Improving our effectiveness through excellence in our Governance, Compliance and Risk Management practices.

Organisational Strength, Identity and Longevity

Build organisational strength and our identity as a key agency in the region in order to sustain organisational longevity

Our History

From its very earliest days, the Anglican Church in Australia has provided care for the society in which we live by working for structural change in the circumstances which have disadvantaged particular groups, and through the provision of material aid to those in need. Over the years this led to a proliferation of agencies which sometimes duplicated the work done by others, and produced a climate of competition for supporters. Without wishing to diminish the autonomy of these agencies or negate the good work done by them, it became desirable to consolidate them under the one banner which could be instantly recognizable as the ‘Anglican Church at Work.’

And so Anglicare Australia was born. This is the national body which represents – in a public sense – many different Anglican agencies across Australia. Many diocese have established their own agency which represents the interests of the local community. These individual agencies work for the relief of the poor, frail and disenfranchised members of our society. Anglicare North Coast was established in the Diocese of Grafton by an Ordinance of Synod in 1999. Anglicare North Coast has grown from a very small, volunteer managed organisation through various stages of development to the professional, highly regarded organisation that it now is. 

Our

Leadership Team

Leon Ankersmit

Leon Ankersmit PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Tony Auld

Tony Auld

Manager Community Services

Christine Eastment

Christine Eastment

Administration Coordinator

Roslyn Felsch

Roslyn Felsch

Manager 3Es to Freedom

Gabrielle Portelli

Gabrielle Portelli

Community Housing Coordinator

Leslie Grant

Lesley Grant

Financial Wellbeing and Capabilities Coordinator

Our

Governing Board

Chairperson

The Right Reverend Dr Murray Harvey, Bishop of Grafton

Director

The Very Reverend Dr Gregory Jenks

Director

New Director to be announced

Our Board is responsible for the governance of our organisation, with particular attention being paid to the monitoring of finances, quality and risk and the establishment and achievement of strategic directions and goals. We operate in accordance with a documented governance framework, including an Ordinance of Incorporation, Code of Conduct and an extensive range of governance policies and procedures, covering matters such as conflicts of interest, conduct of meetings and appointment and removal of Board members.

Director

Mr Christopher Nelson

Director

Canon Terence Shorten

Director

The Venerable Stuart Webb

Our Region

Anglicare North Coast is located in the Anglican Diocese of Grafton, with a geographical domain extending over 50,000 square kilometres from Tweed Heads in far northern NSW to Port Macquarie / Wauchope in the south. Major centres in the region include Tweed Heads, Lismore, Ballina, Casino, Grafton, Coffs Harbour, Kempsey and Port Macquarie.

According to the 2016 census there are more than 560,000 people living in our region. Many of these people are disadvantaged compared to people in other parts of Australia. For example: average household incomes are significantly lower, unemployment levels are higher and there is a critical lack of affordable housing.

Our

Values

Fairness   Respect   Integrity
Compassion     Inclusiveness

Our Values

Our Values

Our Mission

Reaching Out for Help


Anglicare North Coast provides caring services to those in need.

Our Vision

Our vision is for a community where there is love, peace, justice, reconciliation and dignity for all.

Happy Child

Our vision is for a community where there is love, peace, justice, reconciliation and dignity for all.

Our Vision

Annual Reports

Annual Report 19-20

Annual Report 18-19

Annual Report 17-18

Annual Report 16-17

Annual Report 15-16

Annual Report 14-15