The Residents’ Manager looks after the general welfare of residents without intruding on their privacy and keeps in regular contact with everyone on the estate. Where necessary the Residents’ Manager will help arrange for health care or support from social services. The Residents’ Manager does not provide personal care or bring shopping or prescriptions except in emergencies.
The hall is regularly used for social and other functions we organise, but it can also be used by residents for events that they organise for birthday parties and similar.
The charity has a guest flat available for use by non-residents; there is a charge per person per night. The flat is available primarily for use by relatives who have to travel some distance at short notice to visit or care for a sick resident, and, more rarely, for persons such as medical staff or carers who need to remain on site during an emergency.
The charity are responsible for both internal and external repairs and maintenance of the homes. Residents are responsible for the internal decoration of the homes, The charity does not fit carpets in the homes.
Eventide Homes has wonderful communal grounds provided for residents’ use; these are maintained by the charity. Most homes also have a small garden plot for cultivation by residents and a Residents' Gardening Club exists to give residents a say in the maintenance and appearance of the grounds and to participate in the work if they wish. The charity enters the communal grounds in the annual Bournemouth in Bloom competition and always tries to attain the highest standard.
Almshouse charities are regulated by the Charity Commission and governed by locally recruited trustees. Residents pay a weekly maintenance contribution, which is similar to rent but different in law, and less than a commercial rate. Almshouse trusts were generally founded by benefactors in earlier times to provide for those in need and often to cater for a particular category of persons. Visit the Almshouse Association to find out more.
57a Edgecombe Gardens
605 Castle Lane West