Care services in huge demand

  • Demand for the Carers Liaison Project doubled within 10 years and Carers’ Health Matters was launched providing one-to-one carers’ surgeries in GP practices.

Dementia service commenced

  • A new service, Time Out for Carers, offering a safe, stimulating and supportive environment for people with dementia, allowing their carers a break and Time Out and About, enabling carers and the people they care for the chance to enjoy occasional outings together.
  • Both services continue to thrive and expand.

Ashdown expanded to included youth

  • A youth club for 10 to 14 year-olds with special needs started at the Ashdown Centre. Only a few years later this expanded to 18 years.

Third charity shop opened

  • Guild Care’s third charity shop opened in the heart of Broadwater and, in September 2002, a £2.3 million refurbishment of Caer Gwent was completed.

National Lottery funds innovative programme

  • Following a successful £880,000 funding application to the National Lottery, major building works began to create a Healthy Living Centre which opened in 2003 in Methold House.
  • The innovative programme quickly gained a reputation for promoting good health and wellbeing in older people. Originally funded by the Big Lottery, the programme includes complementary therapies, computer courses, health and nutritional advice, social events and a wide range of exercise classes.
  • Guild Care’s headquarters were established on the first floor.

Purpose built care home - Linfield House

  • In 2003, planning permission was granted for a new 54 bed state-of-the-art care home with a specialist dementia suite, on the site of the old Frazer Lodge.
  • Guild Care secured £1.25 million from trust funds for the project.
  • The new home was to be named Linfield, after Guild Care co-founder Sir Arthur Linfield and residents were moved from Whitcomb House as it no longer met modern standards.
  • In 2005 the home was officially opened with a garden party attended by local MPs Tim Loughton and Peter Bottomley, along with the Duke of Richmond and Gordon, Mayor of Worthing, Major Tom Wye, and many invited guests.
  • The home’s has an excellent reputation for dementia residential and nursing care.

Rapid charity shop expansion to support new services

  • 2005 saw the rapid expansion of Guild Care’s shops and furniture recycling project.
  • With funding from the National Lottery New Opportunities Fund, Guild Care was able to open the GreenHouse Charity Superstore in Meadow Road, East Worthing, on the site of a former dustcart depot, and incorporating a massively expanded Furniture Recycling scheme.
  • The scheme has enabled thousands of tonnes of furniture and other unwanted goods to be saved from landfill, and refurbished and recycled instead.
  • Charity shops were also opened in Rustington, Shoreham and Rowlands Road in Worthing during 2005 and 2007.
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