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Meet our staff

Our staff run the sheltered houses on a day to day basis, providing two good quality home-cooked meals every day which are served in the dining room.

A voluntary committee is responsible for the well being of our residents and overseeing the houses. Overall responsibility for the Society's activities rests with an Executive Committee of voluntary Trustees drawn from public and private sectors.

Staff and volunteers also provide support and companionship to residents. The staff at our homes are experienced in dealing with elderly people and are very empathetic to their needs.

William Tait

- Operations Manager

Karen Whiffen-Bent

- Catering and Resident Services Officer

Karen is an accomplished cook, a popular member of staff and is famous for her homemade cakes.


We offer various activities and events for the residents to take part in. Families are encouraged to attend social activities when they can.

Some of our activities have included:

  • Guest speakers, singers and entertainers
  • Reminiscence sessions with local museum
  • Daily coffee mornings
  • Boat trips to the beautiful harbour of Wareham and Poole
  • Garden Fetes and afternoon teas in the garden

Resident’s birthdays are also always celebrated with homemade birthday cake, family and friends are welcome to join us for a coffee or lunch to celebrate this important day together. There is a Christmas party every year for the residents and family.

Residents are also encouraged to take active roles in garden by planting pots and light weeding and maintenance if they wish.

Contact the house


2 Spur Hill Avenue
BH14 9PG
United Kingdom


01202 718684