“For over 50 years, RRCC has been supporting those living with neurological conditions and their families. It was originally set up by Mrs Forrest, a local woman whose daughter had cerebral palsy, to organise day care alongside other parents with similar needs. Over the years, the service has grown and developed, and we now concentrate on providing residential and respite care.
“Forrest House – named after the founder – provides a high level of residential care and support to people with neurological conditions. We also pride ourselves on creating a very homely and caring environment, where we can help residents to get the most out of life. We organise lots of activities, both within and outside of the home, including trips away. The care provided is person-centred and we tailor support and activities to each individual depending on their requirements and interests.
“In 2004, we took out our first Charity Bank loan to buy two independent flats that had already been converted for use as accessible supported living. This allowed us to provide accommodation for those who are able to live more independently while also supporting them as needed. Then in 2008, with help from another Charity Bank loan, we were able to refurbish Forrest House adding a purpose built 7 bedded unit which totally transformed the quality of the facilities. Residents now have individual rooms with en-suite facilities. In 2016 we were able to add a respite care room by converting one of the rooms in the original house.
“Working with Charity Bank has been great. Not only has their support allowed us to make these developments and increase the number of people we can help, they have made the process as easy as possible. Charity Bank is much more open to helping charities like ours and their people really understand what we need, the services we provide and how we work.
“The ethos of Charity Bank is also in line with our overall mission as a charity to do good and help people. Charity Bank considers carefully where to invest its money; it’s not simply out for financial gain. I hope that more people start asking questions about where their money goes and decide to save with an ethical bank like Charity Bank. With the state of the world as it is, it’s really time for all of us to be thinking about future generations and what kind of world we want to leave for them.”
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