Since the Trust was founded in 1925, we have been dedicated to enriching the lives of older people. Over 1,200 colleagues work hard together to continue and develop the ideals that Monica Wills had back in the 1920’s.
Thanks to the income we receive from our endowment fund, we’ve made amazing things happen over the years. Today, we’re still as forward thinking and innovative as we’ve ever been.
We now deliver care and well-being in four retirement villages in and around the Bristol area. A fifth, The Chocolate Quarter, will open in Keynsham in summer 2017 – on the site of the old Cadbury chocolate factory! Each of these villages is there to offer high quality care and support for older people in various stages of their life.
Yes, each village offers a care home or sheltered accommodation. But they also offer something much more valuable: independence. The villages have things like shops, a gym, a hairdresser, restaurants… everything to give our residents a real feeling of freedom and a good quality of life.
In 2012, we launched a Care at Home service too. This provides older people with a helping hand so that they can carry on living in their own home for as long as possible.
With so much growth and development, this is an exciting time for the Trust. We hope it will prove to be an exciting time for you too!