The garden in Autumn colours

The Trust’s focus is on maintaining its properties in good order and improving as far as possible the quality of life enjoyed by its residents.

We encourage our residents to live independently in their flats, but are ready to offer support when problems arise. The small staff team, and in particular the warden, can help in practical ways and by giving advice, for example on welfare benefits. Just as importantly, we can help residents address problems of older age: loneliness, insecurity, immobility and disability, and physical and mental decline.

The Trust’s two properties both have attractive communal gardens, and each house has a guest room and a small launderette.

We try to foster a sense of belonging, a sense of community, which can show itself most obviously in a readiness to share each other’s burdens at difficult times. In addition to a regular monthly tea party, residents also enjoy a number of outings each year. They have included concerts at most of London’s major venues, theatre and ballet, river trips on several stretches of the Thames, and visits to such places as Hampton Court Palace and Cotswold Wildlife Park.