Wintringham is a not-for-profit organisation providing housing, aged care and support services for elderly homeless men and women throughout Victoria. With the support of the Peter and Lyndy White Foundation they have purchased a supporting housing site in Frankston. The 45 bed residence is in a prime location, fully furnished and ready to be occupied by Wintringham residents. The new site will not only provide housing and support to its residents, it will facilitate the distribution of a meal service for those who are experiencing homelessness in the community.
Wintringham have named the site after one of their clients Angus Martin (pictured), who was a war veteran, serving in the Egyptian desert in World War 2. His injuries were such that, later in life when Bryan Lipmann, Wintringham CEO, first got to know him at Gordon House (a night shelter operating in the 80s) he was crippled by pain and could only walk using two sticks.
Angus became a great friend of Dot Lipmann. Together with staff at Wintringham, Dot saw to it that Angus was awarded the Australian Defence Medal, a belated acknowledgement of his war effort and all it had cost him.
Angus Martin House will commence operation in early 2017.