|Retirement living in the historic village of Old Bedhampton Havant Hampshire
Welcome to The Manor Trust
The Lodge – Registered Residential 24 hour Care Home
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A philosophy for retirement living options
About The Manor Trust
- The Trust’s philosophy is to provide homes for elderly people each offering a different option for retirement living dependent upon one’s needs as an elderly person;
- The Elms, a stunning example of Gothic style architecture, with its historic Waterloo Room comprises five self-contained apartments
- The Lodge, acquired in 1981 is a Registered 24hr Residential Care Home
- If you would like to find out more about the accommodation offered by any of the Trust’s properties,
- Janette has 25 years’ experience specialising in the care of elderly people and will be able to answer your questions, advise you about the most suitable accommodation for an elderly person’s needs and arrange a viewing of the properties.
The Aims of the charity are:-
- The Manor Trust is a Registered Charity No: 1116034
- The Trust’s Patron is The Duke of Wellington, KG, LVO, OBE, MC,LD
- The Trust’s President: Brian Wakeley Esq. MBIM, F Ins D
- Founded 1967 by Bernard Stanley and Cynthia Hoy after local residents in Old Bedhampton became concerned that beautiful properties around the village were being targeted by developers and were in danger of being destroyed.
- It was also felt that elderly people should be given every opportunity to remain in the village.
- This gave rise to the Trust’s joint values of ‘heritage’ and ‘care’ - living in retirement.
- The founding trustees were committed to maintaining the buildings and to providing for the elderly a comfortable accommodation and a dignified, relaxed lifestyle in unique surroundings.
The Friends of the Manor Trust
- To preserve the Trust’s properties in Old Bedhampton
- To provide a caring home environment for the elderly in the Trust’s properties
- To foster and promote the social and historic ambience of Old Bedhampton
- To advance education in the community
- The charity is managed and run by
- Three Trustees assisted by the Trust’s staff
- A dedicated band of volunteers who support the Trust by helping with the activities of the Trust, particularly the fund-raising events
- The Friends of the Manor Trust donate annually or regularly and may also help with the work of the charity.
- The Trust holds fund-raising events throughout the year. The contribution from the residents goes towards their upkeep and the Trust needs additional income to maintain its historic buildings and promote its charitable activities.
- To help promote the social and historic ambience of Old Bedhampton the Trust is proud to have within its domain the Bedhampton Historical Collection. Please see below.
The Bedhampton Historical Collection
- The Friends are the Trust’s supporters who make a regular contribution to the Trust’s Fund-raising through the Friends annual donations. The Friends often help at events and volunteer to help with the Trust’s work, visit the residents and generally join in with the Trust’s activities.
- The Trust welcomes new Friends and if you are interested or would like to know more please send a message to the Lodge Manager or please telephone the Lodge Manager on 023 9245 2644
- The Trust’s Newsletter is sent to the Friends by email and also by post for those who do not have an email facility.
- The Bedhampton Historical Collection is an impressive set of artefacts collected over many years by the founding former Trustee Cynthia Hoy who has bequeathed her collection to the Trust, which is proud to develop this collection to be ready for showing to interested parties.
- The curator responsible for maintaining and presenting the Collection is Margaret Stanger.