Charity of the Week – Mission Care

MissionCafe_LogoMission Care was founded by Dr Selina Fox in 1904 and it has a history that’s worth reading about. The first homes for the elderly in Bromley were opened in the 40s and 50s and now they have over 200 residents in five care homes in South East London.

Mission care commit themselves to not just providing a high standard of care but also in a loving, comfortable environment. The residents are encouraged to exercise their freedom of choice and their dignity and individuality is a priority.

Four of the care homes provided nursing care for older people including people living with dementia and the fifth is a residential home which provides care for younger adults who live with physical disabilities. They can also provide respite care.

To help raise money to run the homes Mission Care have a charity shop called Brix on Chatterton Road and it is open Monday to Saturday from 9.00 – 4.00 – pop in and have a browse! The don’t just sell the usual range of charity shop items, they also have a craft department so those of you who are arty and crafty may well find something to your liking!
If you’d like to make a donation of goods to the shop please do so during opening hours.

The charity have recently opened a dementia friendly café at Unit 8A in The Mall, Bromley. It’s a safe and comfortable environment for those living with dementia and also for their friends, families and carers and is, of course, open to any member of the public who wants to pop in for lunch or a hot drink!

Cafe

They serve a selection of panini, soups and cakes as well as a selection of hot drinks. If you’d like to see what the café is like before you visit then check out their Flickr page!

You can find Mission Care on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and, of course, their website.

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