The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) first started providing nursing and residential care when it took over responsibility for 16 homes from Lincolnshire County Council in May 1992. Today, the Trust operates 70 care homes and 14 extra care housing schemes across Lincolnshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire.
To mark the anniversary, all of the Trust’s homes helding Silver Jubilee Tea Parties for residents, relatives, employees and guests during May.
Two care homes in each region also ‘Planted a Tree for the Jubilee.’
The homes planting Silver Birch Trees are Skirbeck Court, Boston and Boultham Park House, Lincoln in Lincolnshire; Brookside, Melksham, Ridgeway House, Royal Wootton Bassett in Wiltshire; Isis House, Oxford and Stirlings, Wantage in Oxfordshire; and Jubilee Lodge, Bourton on the Water and Henlow Court, Dursley in Gloucestershire.
“Twenty five years ago we assumed responsibility for 16 care homes in Lincolnshire with a focus on supporting the sick, aged and infirm through the provision of serviced, residential facilities or in community care,” said Dan Hayes, Chief Executive of OSJCT. “Even though a lot has changed in the last 25 years, our commitment to delivering the best possible care and support for our residents and their families has not and I am extremely proud of the 4,500 people who work so hard to care for our residents.
“The Trust has grown significantly since 1992 and we have developed many new ways of providing care and support for residents, especially for those with dementia. I am sure the next quarter of a century will see us continue to develop and innovate and we will remain just as focused on caring for the older people in our communities as we were 25 years ago.”
Sponsored by the Sovereign Order of Malta and the Venerable Order of St John, OSJCT delivers high quality, person-centred care and works in partnership with local authorities and other stakeholders to ensure that residents and employees live and work in a modern environment and benefit from the latest care aids, equipment and technology.