The Ryder-Cheshire Ivanhoe Home’s mission is the relief of suffering through the provision of friendly, low cost accommodation for patients and their carers coming to Melbourne for hospital treatment.

The Foundation is a non-denominational and non-discriminatory in all ways.  Any individual referred by a hospital social worker or other professional is accepted.  Carers are also accommodated alone when a patient is hospitalised.


The Ryder-Cheshire Ivanhoe Home is part of the world-wide mission of the late Group Captain Lord Cheshire VC, the most highly-decorated service person in the Second World War, and his wife, the late Baroness Sue Ryder, herself a distinguished war hero, who devoted their lives to the relief of human suffering. Further information about them can be found here.

The Committee of Management is comprised of local people and all services are voluntary.  Community groups, church groups and local and country individuals support the Committee. Residents and volunteers assist with the many domestic and administrative chores associated with the homes.

Here is a downloadable version of our flyer Introducing the Ryder-Cheshire Victorian Homes.