The Bridge - Richmondshire

The Bridge - Richmondshire

Charity information

The Bridge - Richmondshire

The Bridge, formally know as St John's Community Centre, provides day care for vulnerable older people who are either isolated or in need of companionship. Living in a rural area where families have moved away leaves these older people isolated and lonely. Providing day care gives them a sense of belonging, a purpose and less likely to need hospital admissions or being placed into a nursing home.

Founded 1988

  • Mission statement

    We are a voluntary sector provider aiming to provide a range of good quality community services in a friendly, comfortable setting. We are constantly seeking to improve and develop what we do.

    People who use our services can expect to be:
    . Welcomed and treated with respect in a caring, sensitive and confidential way.
    . Supported to make new friends and enjoy social activities.
    . Encouraged to maintain independence and daily living skills and, through our activities, supported to learn new things.
    . Given full information about our services and information about services provided by other organisations.
    . Consulted about ways in which our services could change or improve.
    . Advised of how to complain and given a quick response.
    . Provided with well-managed services which reflect equal opportunities.

    Our staff and volunteers can expect to be:
    . Valued and respected.
    . Given appropriate training for their job and for their personal development.
    . Supported by their manager.
    . Given clear policies and procedures for their work.

  • Aims

    The Bridge - Richmondshire aims to:

    • Our aim is to support as many older vulnerable people in our rural community as we can with good quality services enabling them to remain as independent as possible and stop isolation and loneliness.
  • Overview

    Established: December 1988

    Registered Charity Number: 1154379

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 6

    Volunteers: 40

    Phone number: 01748 832271

    Address: The Bridge, Shute Road, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire DL9 4AF

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