Charity wants to set up non profit care home in Havering

11:09 03 July 2012

...

...

Archant

A Havering based charity is trying to raise funds to build a non profit care home in the borough.

Home For Home For The Elderly want to realise their dreams of creating a home built on the basis of love, care and respect rather than money.

Michael Chadwick, the chairman of the charity said: “We want to create a care home where we can provide accomodation for the elderly who do not have the private means and do not have the necessary savings and property.”

The charity was officially set up in March and is now holding a number of fundraising activities to try to buy the land suitable for the building of the home.

The group say that the home would be based on a Christian ethos of love but that the home would be open to anyone regardless of their faith.

The charity want their home to attract the best care workers and they believe that they can make this happen by offering the staff higher wages.

Marie McCaffrey, project manager at the charity said: “We only want to employ staff who really care and are the best.

“In return we want to give our staff higher wages because of a lot of staff who go into the job because they like working with people find that they can’t survive because of the low wages.”

Michael and Marie came up with the idea of creating their own care home last year after the council’s two last remaining care homes, Elmhurst Lodge in Hornchurch and Winnifred Whittingham House in Rainham were closed.

The friends sent letters explaining their ideas to churches within Havering and within a few weeks they had a list of 100 people who had signed up to help them.

The group included nurses and doctors who offered to help train the staff, people who have offered to work in the home and others who have come forward to offer financial support.

Michael said: “The closure of the council run care homes meant that the only alternative for elderly people is private care and for that to happen they have got to have the money, their own property or family to rely on.”

The charity have planned a number of fundraising events to raise money to build the home including a social event on Sunday July 22 at 2.30pm at St Peter’s Mass Centre in Front Lane, Cranham.

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest London news

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Police hold a man, during the anti-austerity protest in Whitehall, as protesters mark their opposition to measures set out in the Queen's Speech, following the State Opening of Parliament.

Thousands of anti-austerity protesters marched through London this evening demonstrating against austerity measures by the Conservative government following the State Opening of Parliament.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Residents fear the water filled whole has exposed them to sewage  (Pic credit: Nathalie Raffray)

Kingsbury residents who were left without water for almost 12 hours following a burst pipe and a pavement collapse yesterday now fear they may be exposed to raw sewage.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
A new play chronicles the shocking story of sex predator Savile

‘Were there people in showbusiness who knew he was ‘dodgy’? Absolutely’

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
(Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

We’re constantly reminded Britain is a nation of overweight couch potatoes but for once this might actually help our planet.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Police are looking for a toddler seen wandering along a busy road in Beckton.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

The sell out 2014 event 32 Londoners, returns to the Coca-Cola London Eye!

The Coca-Cola London Eye is proud to announce that 32 Londoners will be returning this June, following last year’s sell out event. The event will feature 32 talks, in each of the London Eye’s 32 capsules on 32 extraordinary Londoners.

Read more
You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Read more
Time to experience the dizzy heights of London's tallest attraction!

Morgan Pryce, commercial property experts based in London are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Shard viewing platform in the city itself.

Read more