Without the support of people like you, we simply wouldn't be able to offer vital services to those in need. Donations from our community allow over 3,000 children and vulnerable older people every year to receive Guild Care's help and can make all the difference to local lives, like Jean’s.
‘When I lost my 57 year old son, Ian, two years ago, I found it so hard to cope. I went to see my GP who prescribed me with anti-depressants, but these didn't agree with me at all and I became very unwell.
I was referred to a counsellor who gave me information on Guild Care's free day services. I found that the Guild Care Centre was in walking distance of my home and so I came along one day and haven't looked back.
It has become a part of my life; I now come every Tuesday, sometimes on a Monday and Friday and perhaps at a weekend for a Sunday lunch. We have a lot of fun, with gentle exercise classes, singing, entertainment and subsided meals – I often have dinner here a couple of times a week and they happily cater for my dietary needs as a coeliac.
I've made friends too and just feel so much better – although I think of Ian every day I'm now able to cope mentally with my loss. Without this centre I am not sure I would still be here, as I was so depressed. Coming to the Guild Care Centre means I have reason to get up and get dressed; I'll even have my nails done at their salon sometimes! This service truly has been a lifeline for me and I'm so grateful that this charity can offer something so valuable to me and other local people.’
Jean Perrott, Worthing.
Jean attends our Guild Care Centre at Methold House but we run a range of services for people living in Worthing and the surrounding area.
Local families are supported by our Ashdown Centre, which provides a safe, stimulating and fun environment on Saturdays and school holidays for children and young people with a range of disabilities and special needs.
Our home care services promote independence by helping people with many aspects of daily living and we offer both sheltered housing, care and nursing homes and a specialist dementia care home all located within the Worthing area.
By supporting Guild Care you will be helping those aged 5 and above; children, young adults and adults with special needs, older people and those suffering with dementia (including their carers).Please donate here