Swarthmore Quaker Care Home

Swarthmore Quaker Care Home

At a glance

Causes

  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Older people / later life
  • Social care

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - Britain

Objectives

Swarthmore Quaker Care Home is located in Gerrard Cross, Buckinghamshire. We are a small independent care home, offering respite and end-of-life care for up to 40 elderly residents. Our aim is to provide a good quality of life for all our residents. We do all we can to ease the stresses experienced by our residents when they have care needs due to age, illness or disability. We provide a comfortable, warm and caring environment; residents are supported by qualified care staff on duty day and night.

The home was established by the Quaker movement in 1945 because of a concern about elderly Quakers in London who had been displaced as a result of the war. Swarthmore continues to operate in accordance with Quaker values, notably those of equality and peace; we recognise the equal worth and unique nature of every person.

We involve everyone in the way that the home is run. We regularly consult with and obtain the views of residents, their friends and families, staff, managers and trustees. We believe that residents should have control over how they live, making their own decisions and freely expressing their wishes and preferences.

Quakers and non-Quakers are equally welcome at Swarthmore. 

Activities

We run a residential care home for 36 residents each in a private bedroom, mostly with en suite facilities.  We have two sitting rooms and a dining room. The home stands in two acres of well maintained gardens near the centre of Gerrards Cross in Buckinghamshire. Activities are arranged every day, including outings and special celebrations. 

 

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