Dr Ray King, whose vision and energy helped to launch Bridgemead, was determined that financial status should never be a barrier to accessing a place at Bridgemead. Donate to enable us to subsidise places.
For some residents, when they have reached the social care spending cap and they become dependent on the local authority, they face the risk of the local authority moving them elsewhere. It is our policy that, as long as a resident wishes to live at Bridgemead, we will enable that to happen even after they are unable to fund themselves. Residents move to Bridgemead and build friendships – moving them on elsewhere would be traumatic. The charity chooses to cover the difference between the cost of care and what the local authority would pay us.