Our unique approach to ensuring that older people have all that they need to flourish in their later years
We believe that care is something that we do together, creating space and opportunity for a peaceful but stimulating life in the safety and security of a Christian community.
Our faith is at the heart of all we do and supporting older Christians, and those sympathetic to the Christian faith, to continue their spiritual journey.
All our homes are committed to creating an atmosphere of life and activity, with lots of different things to do each week. From baking to flower-arranging, and from a little DIY to seasonal crafts, those who live with us take part in the life of the home as they choose. We know that age is no limit to learning new things and making new friends, so we encourage those who live with us to try things out together.
Every person who lives in one of our homes is a ‘family member’ whom we treasure.
Our residential care homes are wonderful, caring places where older people can live securely in a loving Christian environment.
We’ll provide a comfortable bedroom, nutritious meals and take care of all housekeeping needs. We also offer support with personal care and we can care for those living with dementia.
Our care staff are highly-trained and dedicated to serving you:
The care team is led by a Care Manager, registered with the CQC.
- Care is provided 24/7
- Staff are trained in all aspects of care, including dementia care
- All our managers are Christian, offering not just professional skills but spiritual and pastoral support, too
“I love the feeling of satisfaction that comes from having made a difference to somebody’s day.”
– Rachel Fishburne, Care Manager at Finborough Court, Great Finborough
Our homes are places where family members can relax and do the things they want to do, whether that’s reading the newspaper, pottering in the garden or joining in with one of the activities organised by our Activities and Community Engagement (ACE) Facilitators. This could be anything from an armchair trip to France including Monet-style painting and a tour of the Eiffel tower, dressing up for a mocktail party or staying active with skittles and beanbag games.
Mealtimes are important times of togetherness in our homes. We encourage family members to join in with the routines of these occasions as much as possible, whether that’s laying the table or saying grace. Menus are developed in collaboration with family members – if fish and chips is your favourite, you’ll have the chance to speak up and say.
As a Christian organisation, we provide lots of opportunities for family members to feel encouraged. Devotional times take place daily with Bible readings, short talks, prayers and hymns. Family members are invited to take an active role, for example by reading the day’s passage, leading prayers or even providing musical accompaniment on the piano. Clergy and volunteers from local churches are regular visitors to our homes.
The Way We Care
Our bespoke approach to creating communities where older people can flourish
We work together with those who live with us and their loved ones to make sure that we’re able to support them the very best that we can. We learn as much as we about each person, and tailor a care plan to their own unique needs. To find out more about our unique Christian approach to care, please see our The Way We Care page.
We make sure that those living with us stay connected to the community around them. Visits from family and friends are welcomed and we take care to follow all infection control requirements. We encourage our residents to continue connections with their church, and we invite local Christian volunteers to come and lead our times of worship and Bible reading together.
We encourage advance planning for the end of life so that together families can prepare to say goodbye when the time comes. Our staff are trained and committed to supporting these plans practically and spiritually.
After a difficult time, life for Janet was transformed by our dedicated staff at Luff House, Walton-on-the-Naze, as they followed our The Way We Care approach which places the individual at the centre
A partnership between Shottermill House, Haslemere, and a school has seen older and younger people connecting for a games afternoon
“I love living here. Everyone is so kind and I am well looked after. Here, I feel the presence of God and that is all I need. This is my home.” – Annie, resident at Emmaus House, Harrogate
Bethany Christian Home, Plymouth
Emmaus House, Harrogate
Evington Home, Leicester
Middlefields House, Chippenham
Shottermill House, Haslemere
Finborough Court, Great Finborough
Milward House, Tunbridge Wells
Luff House, Walton-on-the-Naze