Country Home Services is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation with a local board of directors and local employees. We receive Federal and State Government support for our funded services.

What we do

Improve the lives of country people

How we do it

Support - Connection - Inclusion - Advocacy

Our Strategic Plan

Our Clients and our Communities 

We will provide appropriate care and quality services for our communities
- Implement an engagement strategy to identify unmet need in our communities.

Our People

We will value and invest in our people to maximise their potential.
- Develop and implement an adaptive workforce strategy that meets current and future needs.
- Investigate contemporary volunteering models to determine opportunities for Country Home Services.

Our Organisation

We will continually improve the governance, efficiency, effectiveness and capacity of our organisation
- Diversify current revenue streams consistent with our Goals.
- Improve cost efficiencies across Country Home Services.
- Develop a framework for an ongoing innovation function within Country Home Services.
- Design, communicate and raise the profile of Country Home Services within our communities and our industry.

A download for our Strategic Plan 


About Our Organisation

Country Home Services is an organisation based in the country communities of the Clare Valley, Yorke Peninsula, Wakefield Plains, Mid-North, Adelaide Plains, Light Region, Gawler and the Barossa Valley.

It is within these communities that we have delivered services for 30 years, working with country people of all ages. We pride ourselves in being local and working with local workers in your region.

When you join our organisation, you can have confidence that we understand your community. We work with a large cross-section of people from busy professionals who have regular house cleaning to older people who receive our funded services.

If you would like more information on any of our services then call us on 1300 773 202.

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Ashley Clarence

Chief Executive Officer

Before coming to Country Home Services Ashley spent 7 years with The Salvation Army, with 3 of them as the National Manager for Disability Employment Services. Ashley has lived in a variety of country communities, but has mostly called the Barossa home.

As CEO to Country Home Services, Ashley’s focus is one that is more connected to the community. To be able to apply his skills to not only grow the organization, but to do so in a way that supports our clients and workers, and the community as a whole. 


Catherine Balfour-Ogilvy

Manager Mission & Strategy 

Catherine has managed community services programs across SA and NT, starting as a carer in Port Lincoln.

Catherine is responsible for development, implementation and improvement of mission and strategy related activities including engagement, promotion and growth of existing services. Contact her if you would like to know more about how you can work with us to improve the lives of country people.

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Barb Carlin

Manager Operations

Barb has spent most of her working life in country based health and community services, mainly on Yorke Peninsula. Her experience brings valued knowledge to her role as Manager of Operations where she supports the functions of Administration, Service Delivery and Brokerage Support. 

Board of Directors

Margaret Zweck

Angela Goble
Deputy Chairperson

Greg Anderson

Damian Graham

Nona Burden

Ken Watt

Kay Matthias


Reports are important in understanding the direction and quality of the organisation. Please view our organisation reports here.

Annual Report

Strategic Plan


Want to learn more about the types of services we offer


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House Cleaning Personal Care Transport and
Social Support
Gardening Home Maintenance Custom Requests