Brunelcare's Annual Report 2017/18
“So, after last year’s report following our 75th anniversary, I’m delighted to confirm more good news for the charity. From CQC ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ results, to our ‘Care Employer’ South West award, from ‘Gold Standards Framework’ accreditation for end-of-life care, to a major new contract in South Gloucestershire, it’s been another year of achievement, and we are right to be proud to work for Brunelcare”
Kevin Fairman, CEO
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Who we are
Brunelcare is a Bristol based charity which has been providing housing, care and support for older people in the South West for over 75 years.
As a charity we do not pay dividends to shareholders, and any profit we make is reinvested back into the services we provide.
What we do
Care is provided in people’s own homes, in specialist care homes, a reablement facility and through our day centres.
Housing is provided by 1,000 properties, three extra care housing sites and a retirement village.
To deliver all of its vital services Brunelcare employs a dedicated team of 1,200 people
"This will be my last year as Chair, as I will be standing down as a Trustee after eight years on the Board. I am proud of the Charity’s achievements over this period and I am happy to pass on a business that is in a strong financial position, poised for further growth over the next few years, and that has a bright future ahead of it.”
Stephen Boardman, Chair of Trustees
Our achievements 2017/18
Brunelcare has achieved a net surplus in the year to March of £0.7M on a turnover of £33M. The charity remains in a strong financial position with £7.6M cash at the year-end.
South Gloucestershire community services
In February 2018 we celebrated the news that South Gloucestershire Council named Brunelcare as the primary provider responsible for delivering care, support and reablement services within specific areas for South Gloucestershire, including: Hanham, Kingswood, Longwell Green, Cadbury Heath, Warmley, Downend, Emersons Green, Wick and Marshfield.
Building links with younger generations
Across all of our care homes and extra care schemes Brunelcare teams, residents and tenants have always valued the fun that ‘inter-generational’ activities and events provide, along with maintaining vital local community links.
- In January little tots from ‘Acorns & Oaks’ join our tenants at Colliers Gardens for the first of their regular Friday morning play sessions
- ‘Stay and play’ sessions began at Robinson House care home, where children and parents are welcomed every fortnight
- Deerhurst care home held a sports day with a local school – complete with egg and spoon race!
- Children from a local school also visited Glastonbury care home, where they planted blubs in the garden with the residents there
Work has started on two major building projects for Brunelcare: a new care home in Cadbury Heath; and an extension to our Waverley Gardens extra care housing site.
Named ‘Little Heath’, the development in Cadbury Heath, South Gloucestershire, will feature 64 care home beds and a 24 bed reablement service. It is hoped that ‘Little Heath’ will be up and running by early 2020.
The extension to our Waverley Gardens site will add 62 one and two bedroom apartments. Opened in 2009, and originally providing 69 apartments, the scheme was designed from the outset to accommodate an extension, so the existing communal facilities already have capacity to cater for the increase.
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