Posted: November 2015
"The care of the elderly in this country is a scandal", said former Chairman of the British Medical Association, Sir Ronald Gibson in 1984. Convinced they were often let down by the institutions that looked after them, he pioneered the idea of tailoring the full range of care to fit the changing needs of individuals — always offering care with discretion and dignity. Today, these principles guide the work of Brendoncare, the charity he formed with the late Queen Mother as patron. Named after the first care home he set up in Somerset with a view of the Brendon Hills, the nearest home here is Wendover's Brendoncare Chiltern View. This is a purpose-built care facility offering individual care for people living with dementia. Chiltern View provides a home where people can be helped to live as independently as possible and where the emphasis is on quality and enjoyment of life.
Brendoncare Christmas cards are available from the Cards for Good Causes Charity Christmas Card Shop, open in our church Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm from 4th November to 17th December. To learn more about the legacy Sir Ronald left behind, click here for the Brendoncare website.
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