• In 1943 the charity’s first residential home opened at 4 Church Walk, East Worthing, for ladies of reduced means.

  • A Darby and Joan Club, one of the country’s first day centres for older people, was started and so successful that several followed in the next few years.

  • Caer Gwent, the second residential home opened in 1947 for those on very low incomes who could not afford the high prices of hotels and boarding houses.

  • Fundraising campaign launched to build a permanent old people’s centre providing activities through the day.

  • A Night Sitter service to relieve carers from being on call 24 hours a day was established.

  • Registered as an Adoption Society.
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