Rotary & Residential Care Centres: Home comforts

Rotary & Residential Care Centres recently renovated its main property with a Charity Bank loan, providing top-quality homes for disabled residents. Administrator Jean Jardine shares its story.

We were set up by Mrs Margaret Forrest, whose daughter had cerebral palsy. She saw the need for specialist family-based care for people with cerebral palsy and to this day we stay true to our mission, with the ambition to expand and cater to a wider range of disabilities.

Rotary and Residential Care Centres strives to be the best home it can be for our residents. We exist to support people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities to live independently. What's most important to us is that when people come to live here they find a home they can call their own.

Everything from our approach to care to our facilities is aimed at making people as happy as they can be. With a loan from Charity Bank we were able to renovate Forrest House, our main care home, and turn it into a beautiful place to live, with bedrooms looking out onto garden patios, with wide, easily navigable corridors, a friendly lounge area and a sensory room with calming light technology. Our residents enjoy 24-hour care from a dedicated team of staff, and committed volunteers help us to run the organisation.

"Everything from our approach to care to our facilities is aimed at making people as happy as they can be."

Jean Jardine, Administrator, Rotary & Residential Care Centres
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Staff and residents at Forrest House.