22 Marshall St, Farrer, ACT, 2607
The Goodwin Association had its beginnings in 1954 when a group of Canberra citizens met on 17 May at the Institute of Anatomy to “launch a scheme for a housing settlement for aged people in Canberra.”
Goodwin is Canberra’s largest and oldest provider of aged care. We have over 150 independent living units, 200 aged care beds and more than 150 clients who receive our care in their own homes.
Our independent living units and aged care beds are located at Goodwin’s Villages at Ainslie, Farrer and Monash.
We also have new residential aged care facilities under development which will provide a further 152 aged care beds plus an additional 319 independent living units at our villages over the next five years.
We are a registered charity and are a Public Benevolent Institution. Goodwin is a community based organisation and is not affiliated with any other organisation, church or institution. We only operate in the ACT and are a specialist aged care provider – this is the only service that we provide. To receive our services a person must be at least 60 years of age.
Our formal structure is that of a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and we are governed by Corporations Law and must comply with all of the requirements imposed by ASIC. We have members, rather than shareholders, which means that we cannot distribute any surpluses that we may make to anyone. Any surpluses generated must be reapplied to further the objectives of the organisation.
We have a highly skilled senior management team and over 300 employees who provide care and support to our residents/clients.