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Project information

Whiteley Village Cottage Modernisation

New Care Hub £5m.
New homes for up to 300 elderly people of limited means in "homes of the future to allow them to remain in their own home until the end of life". £25m

October 2015 - September 2017

Charity information: The Whiteley Homes Trust

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  • Need


    As reported in the media, there is a distinct lack of homes for people in general. By creating another 300 homes and a Care Hub this will support the UK in dealing with the growing situation.


    the homes will be designed and built for the future. Incorporating new technology and innovation to enable elderly persons to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. Hopefully to the end of life.
    The homes will be designed to enable less dependency on Care workers having to intrude into the lives of the elderly, thus preserving their dignity etc.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To create a Care Hub to eliminate stressful and difficult travel to hospital/clinics.


    » Apply for grants eg. Garfield Weston
    » Fundraising events eg. Running Races, Concert, Golf Day
    » Engage with local organisations and community groups
    » Search for High Net Worth Individuals

    What success will look like

    Success will be the completed building, receiving 300 visitors to the Hub. Implementation of services and engagement, positive feedback and effective monitoring.

    Aim 2

    To develop up to 300 homes of the future for elderly persons enabling longer independent living.


    » Apply for grants eg. Garfield Weston
    » Fundraising events eg. Running Races, Concert, Golf Day
    » Engage with local organisations and community groups and Livery companies
    » Search for High Net Worth Individuals and local building and technology companies.

    What success will look like

    Success will be completion of up to 300 homes. To have them fully occupied within 6 months of completion. Positive feedback and effective monitoring.

  • Impact


    The project will support the increase in elderly people living longer and provide more homes for local residents.
    Success will be 100% residency and support the aims of eliminating homelessness within the local area.


    The project may not finish by end 2017. The Trustees are consulting the appropriate bodies to make sure that all building regulations and works are completed on time and to the level required to meet DDS and H&S.


    Funders of this project will receive regular updates on how the project is progressing. This will be monthly via email and may include photographs or plans.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £30,000,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £5,000,000 Care Hub Care hub with medical, dental, physio etc.
      £25,000,000 Homes of the Future for Elderl Up to 300 homes for the elderly. Homes of the future with technology.
  • Background


    Whiteley Village is situated between Hersham, Walton on Thames and Weybridge. It is nestling next to St George's Hill, one of the most prestigious locations in the UK and within a very wealthy area of the UK.
    Unfortunately, because of this the charity is at a disadvantage when seeking funding for elderly people of limited means due to its post code.


    Elderly people within the Borough and those who have a connection with the area, will be able to apply for a home and will also be able to take advantage of using the Care Hub, to avoid travelling to hospital/clinics.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been successfully providing homes for the elderly since 1907. We have over 100 years of experience and a proven model.
    We are currently engaged with CASS Business School on a longevity Research project, examining 100 years of records to prove that our model enables people to live longer. We have 11 people over the age of 100 at the present time.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Chandra McGowan


    Peter Wilkinson

    Chair of Trustees

    Sonja Freebody

    Head of Fundraising

    Stephen Williams

    Director of Finance