Joining our villages

Inside our villages

Within our villages, we provide residents with opportunities and support around their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, as well as encouraging them to be involved in their community.

Pastoral care

The Pastoral Care Team addresses the pastoral, spiritual, and religious needs of residents and staff within the Trust as well as nurturing a sense of community across the sites, with the main goal being to celebrate life in all its fullness.

The team delivers acts of worship across all sites and are ready to provide comfort and support when times are challenging, as well as celebrating life through festivals and special occasions.

You can watch videos of our services of worship and other helpful videos for our residents and colleagues here.

St Monica Trust residents and colleagues are able to access our live streams here.

Resident voice

The aim of this work is to engage the skills, experience, and knowledge of St Monica Trust residents in order to benefit their local communities and enrich the lives of individuals.

The development of Village Councils also allows for more formal resident contributions to be recognised. Through councils, residents have championed issues such as sustainability, car parking, minibus access, and loneliness and isolation.

Fitness team

The Fitness Team aims to help residents with their exercise needs.

As well as providing an initial health screening to anyone that wishes to use the gym and pool facilities, individuals can have an induction on how to use the equipment as well as a tailored exercise routine to help them achieve their goals.

The team also provide seated exercise classes that focus on joint mobility, improving strength, and help with coordination. The classes are extremely beneficial and are a great way to meet new friends and enjoy some social interaction.

Village engagement

Taking a community development approach, we help all residents to have the level of social interaction that they wish for.

We do this by co-producing and/or co-ordinating appropriate activities for them to enjoy, and by empowering them to make positive contributions to their communities. We also work to strengthen links between our villages and the surrounding localities.

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