About us Our history 1960s We changed our name to the Worthing and District Council of Social Service. We bought the Ashmount Hotel in 1961 and following two years of fundraising and alterations our third home opened. In 1963 Ashmount Residential Home was opened by Dame Sybil Thorndike. In 1963 saw the establishment of the Worthing Remembrance Fund which five years later helped pay for St Barnabas Nursing Home for people with terminal illnesses, now St Barnabas Hospice. In 1963 saw our community transport service commence. In 1965 a property donation by Florrie Frazer was put towards the purchasing of Pulborough House, next to Caer Gwent which later became Fraser Lodge. In 1966 an anonymous donation of £20,000 was used to purchase Dolphin Court - a new initiative of wardened flats. During this decade we founded the Worthing Marriage Guidance Council. We opened our fourth home Frazer Lodge in 1967.