About Us

About The Manor Trust

The Trust is a small charity based in the lovely old village of Old Bedhampton.

The Manor Trust - It is a Registered Charity No: 1116034 and Registered Company 05480101

The Aims of the charity

  • To provide a caring home environment for the elderly in the Trust's properties and
  • To preserve the Trust's properties in Old Bedhampton
  • To foster and promote the social and historic ambience of Old Bedhampton
  • To advance education in the community

A philosophy for retirement living options

The Trust's philosophy is to provide homes for the older person and offers two different options for retirement living dependent upon one's needs as an older person;

The first option is in The Elms, a stunning Gothic style architecture, Grade II 'Star' Listed Building with its historic Waterloo Room and Tower.

The Elms has five self-contained apartments suitable for the independent retired active person

The Lodge, acquired in 1981 is a small Registered 24hr Residential Care Home that provides a caring home for the frail elderly who find they can no longer adequately look after themselves.

The Lodge is a care home in the Havant area.

If you would like to find out more about the accommodation offered by the Trust, please go to Contact Us

Founding Trustees

Founded 1967 by Bernard Stanley (pictured) and Cynthia Hoy (wall-framed) 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.

Founding Trustees Bernard Stanley with Cynthia Hoy (Dec'd).

Trust Patron and Vice-President

The Trust's Patron is General The Lord Richards of Herstmonceux GCB CBE DSO DL 
The Trust's Vice-President is Mr Richard Pratt B.Vet.Med., MRCVS (Ret'd)



Lord & Lady Richards (right) with Trust Members Mr & Mrs R Hoy

The Trustees

Mrs Susan Maclaurin-Pratt RGN Cert. Ed
Ms Rhona Stokes Cert.Ed., Dip.Ed.
Mr Mike Case FFA FIPA
Mr Graeme Loten

Key Staff

Mrs Paula Humby

Trust Manager

Mrs Valerie Möller

Trust Administrator

Mrs Jacqueline Hildick

Registered Lodge Manager












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Ms Jemma Marsh

Deputy Lodge Manager

Annual General Meeting of The Manor Trust Bedhampton

The AGM is held in the Waterloo Room of The Elms 2 Lower Road Old Bedhampton PO9 3 LH on a Saturday morning at the end of April or the beginning of May.
All Members, Friends and Life Friends of the Trust as well as guests and supporters are invited to attend.
The Members of The Manor Trust, Bedhampton are the Trustees past and present, and also the Friends and Life Friends and other notables who have been invited by the Governing Committee to commit to the Trust and in return have the right to vote at General Meetings of the Trust. 

The Trust Governing Committee

The affairs of the charity are managed by the trustees via this small friendly committee that meets once a month in the morning in the Elms. The committee has a 'Chair', which is usually taken by the charity's Vice-President Mr Richard Pratt, who has had a close association with the Trust over very many years.

The members of the committee are the Trustees, the Trust Manager, the Trust Administrator, the Lodge Registered Manager, the Trust Events Co-Ordinator and a Representative from the Bedhampton Historical Collection plus any co-opted committee members who have been invited to help the trustees with their work of running the Trust.
The committee can ask experts or special interest volunteers in various fields to report to or give advice to the committee.

Join us on the Governing Committee

We would like to appoint an additional member to our Governing Committee that meets monthly in the Library at The Elms.

The role is interesting and intellectually rewarding. It is reckoned that just a few hours per month are asked to be given for this role.
Typically, the role of board member suits the recently retired or part-retired person to keep their minds fit and occupied after their loss of work whilst gaining a worthwhile community experience.
We are specifically looking for a responsible person who has a special interest in the elderly and who, with other trustees, would oversee the direction of policy and delegation of policy actions by the trust staff.

Policies Cover:-

  1. The care of the heritage Grade II Listed Building known as The Elms
  2. The financial control of the charity - effectively a non-profit SME - with turnover less than £500,000
  3. The operation of the Bedhampton Historical Collection, the trust's small museum.
  4. Supporting and understanding the role of the Registered Manager of The Lodge a 14-bed Residential Care Home

If you have run a Nursing or Residential Home , possibly as a former care professional (or similar) we would like to hear from you.
The board sees that the Registered Manager at The Lodge and the 24-hour staff care-team are well supported by a Governing Committee member who has some knowledge and experience of good care of the elderly.
To know more about volunteering for this particular interesting and rewarding role simply contact us for more details please phone 023 9248 4444 or email trust.office@manortrust.org.uk and we can come back to you for an informal and a friendly chat.

You can read more about the role of trustee by clicking on:-

  • our own summary of the role of trustees in the Manor Trust here
  • and also read our projects for new trustees on the Do-It Organisation here

Trust Staff and Volunteers

The Trustees readily acknowledges the hard work and dedication of all the Trust's staff, especially in the giving of quality care in the Lodge, day and night 365 days of the year but all other staff as well, such as our cooks, gardeners and maintenance operatives.

The Trust also benefits from and has come to rely on its dedicated band of volunteers.
A body of these volunteers is called The Friends of the Manor Trust (see below) and they regularly help with the work of the charity, mainly at the Trust's fund-raising events held throughout the year.

The Friends of the Manor Trust

Friends of the Manor Trust are supporters of the charity. 
Friends receive the seasonal newsletters and prior news of the Trust's events throughout the year and many Friends help at the fund-raising events and generally join in with the Trust’s activities.
The Trust welcomes new Friends and Volunteers
If you are interested or would like to know more, please phone or send a message to our Trust Manager
And you can download a form to register to become a Friend here        
 

The Bedhampton Historical Collection

To help promote the social and historic ambience of Old Bedhampton the Trust is proud to have within its domain the Bedhampton Historical Collection.
The Bedhampton Historical Collection is an impressive set of artefacts collected over many years by the late founding former Trustee, Cynthia Hoy, who bequeathed her collection to the Trust.
The trustees are proud and grateful to have the enthusiasm of a team of interested and hardworking, dedicated volunteers to continue to develop this collection to be ready for showing to interested parties.

The Collection is housed in the Museum Room at the Elms. The curator responsible for maintaining and presenting the Collection is Margaret Stanger, a former trustee. For more detail please go here

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