Communities where older people flourish - connection, contribution, choice
We're committed to communities where older people flourish and for us this means providing opportunities for our residents to enjoy treasured relationships, exercise choice and feel valued. We call these our three Cs - Connection, Contribution and Choice.
As a registered charity and not-for-profit, our unique blend of welcoming retirement villages, specialist care homes and support for older people both in our communities and across our region, allows us to put what matters to you at the heart of all that we do.
Unique villages for later living
Each of our five villages has its own unique character. But one thing they all share is the special warmth the St Monica Trust radiates that’s all about living life to the full.Discover our Villages
The Chocolate Quarter
Raising the bar
Set in the iconic Fry’s factory buildings in Keynsham, The Chocolate Quarter retirement village offers stunning one and two bedroom accommodation. There’s a pizzeria and bistro, pool, gym, cinema and lots of activities to enjoy every day.Find out More
The Chocolate Quarter - Block D Development
Final piece of the development at The Chocolate Quarter
Block D will be a 5-storey building, comprising 18 one bedroom apartments and 26 two bedroom apartments at The Chocolate Quarter in Keynsham.Find out More
Get out of town
Nestling in the Mendip Hills, Sandford Station retirement village offers countryside retirement living in one, two and three bedroom homes. There’s a heritage railway museum on site, fine dining available in the Pullman Restaurant, outdoor bowling and an indoor pool.Find out More
Anyone for cricket?
With a cricket pitch at its heart and an adjacent croquet lawn, Westbury Fields is a leafy suburban village with lots of on-site amenities. Accommodation comes with one, two or three bedrooms, many with gardens and balconies.Find out More
Monica Wills House
Let the city come to you
An urban oasis, Monica Wills House retirement village in Bedminster boasts stunning views from its own roof garden on top of the five storey building. There’s a restaurant, onsite bar and a choice of one and two bedroom apartments.Find out More
Live a life of grandeur
An iconic landmark on Bristol's Durdham Downs, Cote Lane occupies twelve acres of parkland with stylish accommodation in a combination of modern and Grade II listed buildings. There’s an indoor pool, atrium restaurant and a full social calendar to keep you busy all year round.Find out More
How our retirement villages work
A comprehensive guide
A comprehensive guide to how our retirement villages work, including fees, how to purchase, village tours, and frequently asked questions (FAQs).Find out More
Our care homes in Bristol and North Somerset
Our four specially designed care homes in Bristol and North Somerset sit within the beautiful surroundings of our retirement villages. Each brings you the very best care, tailored to your needs.DISCOVER OUR CARE HOMES
First-class nursing and dementia care home
Our Charterhouse care home sits at the heart of The Chocolate Quarter, the St Monica Trust’s award-winning retirement village in Keynsham, between Bristol and Bath. It boasts beautiful private rooms, elegantly styled communal spaces and outdoor terraces, alongside easy access to the many facilities in the retirement village itself.Find out More
Russets and Sherwood
Dementia care at its best
Russets and Sherwood care home sits in the stunning countryside of Sandford, North Somerset, set within the scenic and tranquil grounds of the Sandford Station retirement village. Our Russets and Sherwood care home won multiple awards for its unique design on opening in 2010.Find out More
John Wills House
CQC rated outstanding care home
John Wills House care home is located within the beautifully landscaped grounds of Westbury Fields retirement village. A mile from Westbury-on-Trym village. John Wills House is one of just a few care homes in Bristol currently rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission.Find out More
Garden House care home sits within 12 acres of private gardens and parkland at the heart of the historic Cote Lane retirement village in Westbury-on-Trym, north Bristol. Our Garden House care home in Bristol has been thoughtfully designed to give our residents the best experience of ageing.Find out More
Care that matters to you
Caring for and about people. It’s at the heart of everything we do. That’s what makes our service so exceptional. Our specialist care extends beyond our four care homes, to providing support for people living in their own homes and specialist dementia day care.Find out more
Helping older people flourish where they live
St Monica Trust was founded on a commitment to not only support those who live with us in our villages and care homes, but also to older people in their own communities. Our Charitable Impact Team works with older people across the West of England to find ways of helping older people to flourish.
From community activities to giving gifts and grants, we support individuals and communities to access the activities and resources that are meaningful to them. We can’t do this alone and our partnerships with communities, organisations and other charities allow us to have the biggest impact possible.
Our Charitable Impact team helps tackle a variety of issues by distributing hundreds of thousands of pounds to individuals, organisations, and communities across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Bath & North-East Somerset to improve the lives of older people in the region, through joint projects and funding for organisations and individuals.
We aim to develop relationships with organisations at a local level, particularly around our villages, to find opportunities to collaborate to maximise our impact. We deliver different types of grant programmes but our core funding principle is the focus on improving the quality of life of older people in our region.
Join our team. Make a community
Every day at the St Monica Trust, a team of more than 1,400 people share their talent, passion and expertise to create communities and deliver care that brings later living to life. If you share our positive vision and attitude, we’d love to hear from you.