Putting people at the heart of what we do is in our DNA. From the early days of the charity in the 1920s to the present day, the lives of older people has always been what matters most to us. We’re passionate about building relationships that make people feel valued and important. It’s this approach that has led to us being nationally and internationally recognised as experts in our field.
We’re proud of the positive effect we have on the lives of older people. We think that the way we’ve done this has been by living the values that are closest to our hearts.They reflect who we are, how we do things, and what we want to be. We plan our care and support around them and use them to set our objectives based so they’re in our hearts and minds every day.
On the occasion of their silver wedding anniversary in 1911, Dame Monica and Henry Herbert Wills decided to establish ‘a purpose-built haven’ for ‘five or six missionary friends’. This idea became the St Monica Trust and today, the charity provides accommodation, care and support to more than 1,100 residents and many more people in the wider Bristol community.
At the St Monica Trust, we’ve always taken the view that excellence should be as standard. Because we always strive to continually improve the experience of our residents, customers and staff, we’re often recognised for our passion and commitment by our peers. From outstanding care, to the design of our accommodation and the quality of the food we serve, we’re proud to celebrate the achievements of our individual colleagues and teams.
As an organisation, we want to be the defining standard by which care and housing for older people is provided in the UK. We believe that the frameworks and shared learning that comes from accreditations and memberships to organisations is a vital part of achieving this goal.
Did you spot our residents on Channel 4's Gogglebox or Old People's Home for 4 Year Olds? Explore all of our latest news here at the St Monica Trust, along with helpful blogs from resident experts across our communities, here in News and Blog.
Over the years, our award-winning training and development team have refined a host of courses and learning opportunities for colleagues who work at the Trust. But they’re not only an in-house team. They also offer courses across south west England in domiciliary care, learning disabilities, elderly care, palliative care and mental health services.
The unique combination of our status as a charity and our strong financial position, allows us to give older people the best experience of ageing regardless of means.
For the St Monica Trust research is a win-win. We're dedicated to using evidence to improve what we do and sharing our expertise with others.