Fulfilled living in later life
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What we do

Whether you are seeking a residential home or looking to live independently in a housing scheme alongside like-minded neighbours, Pilgrims’ Friend Society offers vibrant Christian communities where your faith can flourish.

Our Christian communities

Pilgrims’ Friend Society is a leading provider of Christian communities for older people through residential care homes and independent living housing schemes.

With 14 communities in England and Scotland, we offer homely and caring places which encourage older people to live fulfilled lives in their later years. We believe that faith is an important part of life and are committed to supporting older people as they grow spiritually, offering regular opportunities for individual and collective acts of faith and worship.

Grounded in the Christian faith, we have developed our own unique approach to care, The Way We Care. This includes our approach to dementia care.

Our wider work

Pilgrims’ Friend Society helps Christians to better understand the issues that matter to older people, including supporting people living with dementia, through training and resources developed by experts. You can browse our resources here. During our annual Prayer Week, we focus on issues affecting older people. Read more here.

Our church partnerships

We believe no older person needs to grow older lonely and without the good news of Jesus. Pilgrims’ Friend Society equips the local church to support older people in their communities through resources, seminars and training and our partnership with the charity Faith in Later Life. We encourage volunteers from local churches to partner with our homes, offering spiritual support to those who live with us. Find out more about volunteering with us here.

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Marian's story

Marian, now 95, moved into Bethany Christian Home, Plymouth, in 2018. Her daughter Kay shares how the home has been such a blessing.

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Life in our housing schemes… Royd Court

For those looking to live independently in later life, our award-winning housing scheme in Yorkshire is an attractive option. Philip Parsons, who lives there, explains why