The Wainman Trust was established to help us raise funds to build a Care Complex. This will include a residential home and ‘close care’ apartments specifically designed for older people and embracing a Christian ethos. We aim to make these safe places, where residents can enjoy life, be part of a wider community and live life to the full, whatever their health issues. All residents will be offered and can expect to receive ‘person centred care’, specifically tailored to their needs, delivered by expertly trained and dedicated staff. The emphasis will be on creating a warm, loving and homely environment throughout.
Our aim is to run it on a ‘not-for-profit’ basis and every effort will be made to keep fees to residents of the home as low as possible. Apartments will be for rent, part-rent or outright purchase. A coffee shop and the potential for residents and neighbours to join day trips and activities will create opportunities to make new friends and a chance to function in the wider community.
The secret of good care is expertly trained and motivated staff, who are given the opportunity to be included in decision making and who can expect to receive proper remuneration with regard to their qualifications or experience. Even before the Government’s recent recommendations we were committed to paying the ‘Living Wage’ as a minimum.
Although we believe that the emphasis should be on enabling people to live at home, sometimes circumstances or lack of close family support can make this either difficult or impossible.
One of our trustees Nick Borrett is an architect and has many years experience in the design and project managing of care facilities for older people and also Extra Care apartment living. The size of the plot and costs involved will obviously have an impact on what we are able to achieve but the home will cater for around 40 residents, be located within a 6-8 mile radius of Nottingham City Centre and have grounds large enough to provide gardens and attractive recreational areas. It will more than meet national care standards and have individual en-suite rooms and spacious communal areas. The site will also provide car parking, good transport links and access to local services.
The apartments built on the same site, will be for sale or rent and have one or two bed-rooms. As well as shared recreational space they will have their own communal lounge and utility areas. Residents will have free access to the communal gardens.
We will seek to provide high quality residential care and assisted living delivered by expertly trained and compassionate staff. Services will be designed to meet the needs of each individual and residents will be treated with dignity and respect. Although we believe that the emphasis should be on enabling people to live at home, sometimes circumstances or lack of close family support can make this either difficult or impossible. The significant increase in the number of people suffering from dementia in recent years looks set to rise in the over 75’s before leveling off by 2030. This presents an enormous challenge but we are committed to making a difference to the care of older people.
By ensuring that we recruit, train and develop a skilled and caring team. Staff will be mentored and encouraged to develop their skills on an on-going basis. They will be fully involved in the development and continuous improvement of care delivery and the life of the home.
The following values underpin the way in which we will seek to fulfil the whole mission:
The Wainman Trust is inspired by the Christian faith and whilst it will welcome residents from any or no faith the home will have an overt Christian ethos. We also feel that it is important that we have a chaplain to minister to residents, staff and their families. We believe that a vibrant spiritual life ensures personal well-being and enables people to live life to the full.
Nottingham has a vibrant Christian community which is aided by FAN (Faith Action Network). This network is made up of churches and charitable trusts with a Christian ethos who provide a wide range of services to the communities around the City of Nottingham. It enables members to advertise fundraising events, find staff and volunteers and share resources where appropriate.
Olwen has a wealth of experience looking after the elderly and those with special needs over a period of 25 years, both as a paid carer and as a volunteer. The difficulties she experienced in accessing excellent care for those she cared for and the poor quality of many of the homes she visited led to a need to try to do something about it. After meeting with several like-minded people a charitable business was set up and became known as the Wainman Trust.
Kay has 20 years’ experience of working in the public housing sector and has been a self-employed Housing Consultant since 2004, working in the context of supported housing services for older persons.
Kay previously worked for several years as a Senior Manager for Anchor Trust, managing their older person’s retirement housing services across the Midlands.
For 26 years Martin has worked as manager/director in some of the top ten accountancy firms in the UK, including Binder Hamlyn, BDO Stoy Hayward and RSM Tenon. During his last five years at RSM Tenon he was Head of Medical Services for the East Midlands and sat on the National Medical Services Board made up of GP’s, Consultants, dentists and the care home sector. For some years he has been self-employed as a business and finance consultant and is currently our Finance Director.
Nick is an architect who has been specialising in the care sector for over 30 years.
He has established companies involved in the design, construction and operation of care homes. In 2005 he won a Nottingham Business Award for his Dementia Training Company and for the last 10 years has established and expanded Care Consultants Limited which provides project management services in the care sector. Nick currently advises us on care home design and dementia care.