As our society gets older, the need for excellent care in later life has never been so important, which is why we’ve launched our Renewal Programme.

Over 12 years, starting in 2019, we intend to build six brand-new, state-of-the-art residential homes for older people. Each home will be able to offer care and support to more older people, in bespoke, purpose-built facilities which will help our staff to provide top-quality care.

We believe that older people have much potential and so our homes and housing schemes are designed to encourage flourishing in later life. We hope that our Renewal Programme will allow us to support many older people through providing spaces which offer a homely, family atmosphere which inspires fulfilled living. Each new home will be another opportunity to celebrate and enjoy the blessings and giftings that older people offer our communities.

We hope that the Renewal Programme will also give us more opportunities to work with local churches and Christian communities in order to equip and encourage them to support their older people. By partnering with local churches, we can offer more spiritual support and see many people continue their journey of faith in their later life.

In 2018 we piloted the Renewal Programme through an extension to our Great Finborough home and 2019 we bought a plot of land in Chippenham to begin building a brand-new home. This home, Middlefields House, will be able to offer care to 48 residents, including those with dementia. Built as four households of 12 residents, Middlefields House will be model of new ways of caring for older people. In the following years we expect to replace five more of our homes with new buildings.

To find out more about how you can support our Renewal Programme, click to read about praying and to learn more about donating.