Whitworth Care Trust
Whitworth Care Trust
Whitworth Care Trust was formed in 1976 and became a charitable trust in 1993. It consists of Sunnybank Day Centre and Sunnyside Rest Home serving the residents of Whitworth, Lancashire.
Our aim is to be the heart of the community promoting warmth, comfort and security creating a person-centred culture.
The Day Centre aims to improve the quality of life for people living in and around Whitworth, Lancashire. To reduce isolation by providing a warm, friendly atmosphere with good company and a range of activities including arts and crafts, knitting, bingo, games, dancing, armchair exercises and general conversation giving people the opportunity to meet up with old friends and encourage new ones.
A full Day Care service is available, giving carers a welcome break, and referrals are also received from Social Services.
A luncheon club runs Monday to Friday and a Meals on Wheels service to serve the local area. All food is freshly prepared in our kitchen using produce from local suppliers.
We do have to charge for these services but try and keep everything affordable.
The residential home is an 11 bed single storey building with 3 double rooms and 5 single rooms. The home is well known locally as a ‘home from home’.
We have 20 well trained staff, the managers are all qualified to NVQ Level 4, and we are also supported by volunteers throughout the day.
The Day Centre and Home are now both looking in need of refurbishment a d updating. Staff have been fundraising to provide materials and staff and volunteers have been painting and gardening to brighten up the buildings and social areas but we need more help and donations to really make a
Whitworth Care Trust aims to:
- To provide residential care in a 'home from home' setting.
- The overall aim is to be the heart of the community promoting warmth, comfort and security, so creating a person-centred culture
- To give people the opportunity to meet up with old friends and encourage new ones.
- The Day Centre aims to improve the quality of life for people living in and around Whitworth, reducing isolation by providing a warm, friendly atmosphere.
Established: June 1976
Registered Charity Number: 1033520
Board members: 8
Full time staff: 4
Part time staff: 16
Phone number: 01706 344534
Address: Sunnybank Day Centre Market Street Whitworth, Lancs OL12 8QLView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website