We are here to help older people and to try to make sure the needs of those who come to us are responded to with consideration, dignity and respect.
From time to time people ask us about making a charitable donation or about leaving something to us in their Will to support what we do. It is increasingly the case that the fees and rents we set can only cover day to day running costs if they are to remain affordable. It is very difficult to put money aside for major refurbishment or development of our facilities. Expectations around care and support are also rising and rightly so. Where we can access other funding sources we do so.
We do not seek donations and bequests. Those who come to us for housing, care or support and their relatives should feel under no obligation to make them. Under our terms of employment staff are not allowed to accept bequests other than very notional ones. The reasons are obvious in terms of risk of exploitation.
At the same time we appreciate that from time to time some people may wish to recognise and support what we do. Trustees have approved this note setting out ways in which people can support our vision of compassionate caring if minded to do so. We also encourage people to get independent advice first.