For more than 110 years, Mission Care has been serving vulnerable people across South London. Today we care for more than 230 people across five homes, providing high standards of dignified care that respects the individual needs of our residents. We are registered to provide residential, social, nursing and dementia care, and our experienced care team seek to foster a community spirit in each home.
Our ethos to serve people’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs, and share the important message of God’s saving love through Jesus Christ underpins everything we do and is fundamental in shaping the way we care for our residents and staff. Read more about our ethos and values here. (link to Vision, Ethos and Values)
We are aware that for each resident, a Mission Care home is also their home, and they want to feel secure, understood and respected at all times. Our residents enjoy privacy in their own bedrooms, all of which have en-suite bathrooms. There are also plenty of opportunities for residents in all of our homes to enjoy the company of others throughout the day, including meal times, at daily activities sessions and in our communal living areas.
Family and friends are always welcome to visit their loved one whenever they like.
We have always valued the importance of regular activities and the benefits they bring to our residents. An activity can be big or small, mental or physical. It can be done in the comfort of a resident’s room or on the sunny seafront in Whitstable. Importantly, an activity is something that sparks memories for our residents, creates conversation and helps give a sense of purpose to the daily routine.
Our dedicated Activities Carers put on a varied and engaging programme of events and activities that appeal to a wide range of interests and abilities. These provide daily opportunities for stimulation, fun, reminiscence and social interaction, and are a highlight for many of our residents. We also arrange outings and excursions to places of interest such as the Tower of London, the London Eye, Christmas Tree Farm and the Cutty Sark.
Supported by a number of volunteers, Mission Care has a dedicated pastoral team who provide regular opportunities for our residents to gather for worship, prayer and Bible study, if they wish to. These include church services, small group activities and also one-to-one care and end of life support. Our experienced team are sensitive to the individual needs of our residents and seek to provide meaningful encouragement in the Christian faith.
We encourage participation from our residents where possible, as even though the Bible acknowledges the difficulties that come with older age, it celebrates the contribution older people make. We encourage our residents to continue to use their God-given gifts and abilities while living in our homes.
As a Christian charity, our pastoral team provide Biblically-based spiritual guidance in accordance with our Statement of Faith (hyperlink). However, if residents do not share the Christian faith and wish to receive pastoral support from a spiritual leader within their own tradition, we are happy for them to do so. We will never discriminate against residents of different faith or no faith.
Mission Care is registered, and therefore licensed to provide services, by the Care Quality Commission (Provider ID: 0000010136). For more information, visit www.cqc.org.uk