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 Stories from SNAP.PA

Take our quiz that covers everything from parenting, to weight loss, to (inevitably) Perez Hilton.

Read more

On its fifth birthday, we look at how Apple’s tablet that nobody wanted changed how we work, rest and play.

Read more

Johnny Depp has been beaten by Paddington at the box office.

Read more

Promoted content

Valentine's Day Afternoon Tea

London Hilton on Park Lane is inviting couples to celebrate this Valentines Day over a deliciously romantic afternoon tea at Podium Restaurant and Bar. Taking inspiration from the highly popular Confessions of a Chocoholic Afternoon Tea, London Hilton on Park Lane presents the ultimate romantic afternoon out with its Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea.

Established in 1987, Tucci is one of the North's premier stores for branded clothing, footwear and accessories.

Save up to 70% on designer brands for Men and Women, including G-Star, Diesel, French Connection, Firetrap and many more….our sale is now on.

Valentine's Day in London

If you’re struggling over what to buy for the special person in your life in your life, our Valentine’s Day in London section is here to help.

Emergency declared as blizzard is expected to dump up to 24 inches of snow.

With 100 days to go until the General Election we decided to give it a try.

Twitter is taking on WhatsApp and Instagram with new features to make the app more social.

Quirky London