Homes and housing Living With Us Being 'at home' In every one of our homes and housing schemes we express God’s love through compassion and care that helps people live life to the full - fulfilled living. We create communities, where Christian worship, prayer and support are a core part of daily life. Some of our homes are only available to protestant Christians who have a personal testimony consistent with our basis of faith, others are open to people who are sympathetic to the Christian faith - but to be "at home" with us you will want to be in a place where Christian worship and support are at the heart daily living. The rest of this section applies specifically to our residential care homes, but it also tells you a lot about our focus and priorities as an organisation. Tailored for you If you are interested in making your home with us we will listen to what you and your advocates (usually family or friends) share with us about your past, present and future hopes and expectations. We will set these out and how we are able to work with you in the form of a care plan. Once you have made a decsion to live with us, we will keep on talking to you about how you can contribute to your community, your care, social interests, hobbies and spiritual and cultural needs and we will make sure that we keep your individually tailored care plan up to date. We will help you register with a GP of your choice and have access to other services such as hairdressing or chiropody. We will also be able to help make introductions to local churches. Family and friends Being at home with us means having space for you to enjoy quality time with friends and family when they visit. To this end, we seek to provide private family areas although how we do this will vary from location to location as our premises allow. Keeping relationships strong and active is hugely important, so with your permission, we will share information with your family about how you are doing. We will encourage you and your family to advance plan for your future care, including at the end of this life. Spiritual life Christians have an eternity with God to look forward to, and we make sure that our Christian environment helps you live in the light of that reality. You will be able to attend a daily time of collective worship and we will make available to you approved church volunteers who, at your invitation, will visit to provide fellowship, prayer and Bible readings. I love the way that the Lord is brought into everything you do. We maintain strong links with local churches and we encourage visits from church ministers and others in the community. We will help you contribute to the life of your church through prayer and information even when it is no longer possible to attend services. Fulfilled living We aim to provide a home filled with friends and trusted, kind staff who will help you achieve your goals. We will respect the wishes of those who want privacy, rest and quiet, but we also provide opportunities for you if you want to enjoy activities that nurture your mind, body, spirit and soul. We want you to thrive in the way that suits you. We will provide nutritious and tasty food, whenever possible, when you want to eat. Our staff colleagues increasingly think of themselves as members of the "family" of residents in our home communities and they are trained in helping you live with the good and bad days that go hand-in-hand with increasing dependency. All of our staff teams are led by committed Christians who understand the importance of Christian care. Safety and comfort It is important that you feel safe and protected, so our homes are designed to mean you never need to worry about security. We have call systems and securely monitored access systems throughout our buildings, public areas with rest stops and conversation areas, and rails where needed. Our buildings vary, but we do our best to provide rooms of a good size, with en-suite facilities wherever possible, and public areas that are homely and well decorated. Paying for your Care Our fees and charges are open and transparent and will be notified to you prior to admission and well in advance of any increase during your stay with us. Everyone living with us will have an agreed contract. It includes details of the accommodation and the services we offer, as well as the fees, which are payable by direct debit. The current fees' scale is available from the home manager. If you cannot pay the fees, you can apply for funding to the Social Services of your Local Authority, and we can give advice and help about this. Openness and transparency On occasions things may go wrong, and we may fall short in delivering aspects of our promises. When this happens we will tell you, we will apologise and we will remedy what went wrong. Finding the right home for you Find the right home for you or a relative by clicking here. You will be taken to a map and descriptions of our care home facilities.