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Community Programs, Australian Red Cross Victoria

Summary

Many community programs grew from the hospital services - Volunteer Motor Corps (now Transport Services), Home Hospitals, Rest Homes and Amelioration - of World War I. From 1927, the Red Cross Auxiliaries became a chief peace-time activity of the Victorian Division. In World War II, remedial activities became known as Rehabilitation, and a Welfare Committee arose. Welfare then became associated with Social Work, which mainly focused on soldiers until the 1970s, when it turned to disadvantaged groups. In the 1980s, Hospital and Community Services encompassed many of these activities. In 1995, this area became more specialised, becoming Community Programs in 2002.

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Australian Red Cross Victoria Archives

  • The Archive & Heritage Collection of the Australian Red Cross; Australian Red Cross Victoria (1914 - ); Australian Red Cross Victoria Archives. Details

Penny Robinson

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