We find ourselves in the most extraordinary unprecedented situation, where uncertainty about our health and that of our families is very unsettling. Every member of staff in each of our three Homes and throughout the Trust community has been super-efficient in supporting all the changes which have had to be brought in at short notice. I know that they have put our residents at the top of the list. Relatives and friends too, are incredibly grateful to know that the care the residents continue to receive remains of the highest calibre, so our staff are helping them to cope as well.
A huge ‘well done’ to everyone.
There is undoubtedly still quite a way to go before this pandemic is over and I know it’s not going to get any easier - we are all going to need to dig into our reserves of strength to keep going - but I do want you to know that our staff are all very, very much appreciated and valued as we move through these uncharted waters. While ‘thank you’ seems inadequate, it is conveyed with great feeling and sincerity.
A Legacy of Care
The Cheshire Residential Homes Trust's fundamental Legacy of Care dates back to 1947, prompted by a local Cheshire County Councillor who sought to improve the care and assistance available for those over a certain age. A meeting was arranged and a charity was formed to fund Homes "for people who are in need of assistance (priority given to War Damaged people)".
By April 1947, the sum of £837 6s 6d had been raised which was to be used for the founding and maintaining of the Trust. Significantly, all but three of the original sixteen Governors were women, whose determined efforts can be held responsible for the future success of the Trust.
70 years later, the need to care for older members of our community continues. All those involved with the CRH Trust are determined to maintain the honourable work of its founders. Its purpose is as relevant today as it was in the past, if not more so.
“A Legacy of Care is one of the best ways you can continue to contribute to the future lives of others.”