Statement of Purpose
Working together: outstanding care and support for older people and their carers.
Resthaven acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands on which its services are delivered. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future.
Resthaven is a richly diverse community, founded on the principles of inclusion and unity, embracing and respecting each person’s beliefs, culture, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, lifestyle, life experiences and values.
Resthaven’s Diversity Action Plan reflects our commitment to being an inclusive organisation.
Resthaven’s corporate governance model supports ethical business practice and compliance in accordance with the law, regulatory requirements, professional standards and guidelines. Resthaven is committed to operating responsibly with the highest ethical standards and has no tolerance for modern slavery in its operations and supply chains. You can view Resthaven’s Modern Slavery Statement here.
In the early years of South Australia’s settlement, services for the elderly were very limited. Resthaven was established by the Methodist Church in 1935, during the Great Depression, when many frail elderly people relied on Christian charity to survive.