Westminster launches foundation trust

Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Long term care provider Westminster Health Care has launched the Westminster Health Care Foundation. It is thought this is the first time shareholders in a privately owned independent company in this field have diverted a proportion of their income into a charity aimed at helping older or disabled people regain their independence and quality of life. The company has funded the Foundation with £250,000 and is inviting applications for grants from either individuals or organisations with identified health or social care needs. One of the first people to benefit from the grants was Jaqueline Field from East Sussex, who was awarded £450 by the Westminster Health Care Foundation to fund an Open University course that will lead to a degree in psychology. Leaflets advertising the Foundation have been sent to all Westminster’s 87 nursing homes and a website, www.whcfoundation.org.uk, has been set up so that applications for grants can be made on-line. The Foundation was officially launched at a reception hosted by

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