Our Impact Pilgrims’ Friend Society helps people flourish with the support they need at our care homes and residential housing. We are humbled by the examples we see of old age coming alive as a time of fruitfulness and growth. We help people who live with us do more Tony developed dementia, but getting a diagnosis took eight years. Sue was told that Tony only had three months to live and that she should find him a nursing home. Five years later, living in our Evington home, Tony had improved so much that Sue said people thought she was making the whole thing up. A photo of Tony with his daughter Lucy at her wedding takes pride of place in his room, a vivid reminder of the beautiful occasion nobody thought he would have been able to attend. The staff at the home were determined to make it work, though. One came in early that day to fix the buttons on Tony’s shirt, and the smiles on his and Lucy’s faces in the picture show how much it meant. Nothing is too much for the staff, says Tony. “They go out of their way to help.” Read more about Our Dementia Care. We support whole families Love and compassion are at the heart of the support we offer in our homes to the people who live with us and those who care about them. By taking care of routine daily tasks, we are able to leave space for friends and relatives to concentrate on visiting: praying and providing expressions of love that can feel squeezed out by the rush of the day. “I want to say a very grateful thank you to you all," said one relative. "You have been amazing in the loving care and compassion you showed, not just to my aunt but also to me. You are very, very special and while I do not have the words to truly express my feelings of gratitude, please believe that I am very thankful and grateful to have met such caring individuals.” We go the extra mile Our Christian foundations inspire us to go beyond what would normally be expected. One of our staff is very generous with her time and has a heart of gold, often going the extra mile. She regularly gives up her own free time to take residents out for coffee. Check Our job vacancies for opportunities to join our team. We reach further through our volunteers As well as raising some of the finances we need , our home visitors, friends and auxiliaries also make that money go much further through their volunteering. Residents’ days are visibly brightened by the much-needed comfort supplied by visits, as well as by the regular acts of worship that help our beneficiaries celebrate their faith to the full. Find out how you can Make a Difference as a volunteer. We share our blessings Last year we supported nearly 1,500 people at fourteen conferences and training events and 92% of conference attendees rated their experience as good or better. We communicated with over 5,000 people through magazines, bulletins and updates; and churches in Northern Ireland, Cambridge and South Manchester have consulted us about their new ministries with older people. Our website videos were watched more than 3,500 times a month and through our blogs we are one of the leading Christian commentators on the issues that matter to older people and society.