To, all our sponsored members, supporters and friends,

During these difficult times, we wanted you all to know that Cherryhomes will continue to provide the support that it has done to date to all our Sponsored Members and remains open to applications from new referrals.

I am sure that you will appreciate that there may be some differences in the processes involved as we ensure we protect both you and our Trustees (a number of whom are front-line members of the NHS and associated organisations).

One impact of the current restrictions has been the cancellation of our normal

"Annual General Meeting and Re-union"

which was to be held on Wednesday 13th May at Castle Street Methodist Church.

The Trustees have agreed that the current officers:
Chairman: Barry Monk
Hon Secretary: Rosaline Van de Weyer
Hon Treasurer: Beryl Monk
will remain in post for a further year.

With every good wish to all for safety and health at these particularly challenging times,

Barry Monk (Chairman)

Our History

Cherryhomes was founded in 1976 by the Rev. Pat Hewat who had enabled Cherry Mann, who suffered from a progressive wasting disease, to escape life in what was then called a Geriatric Ward and live an independent life in her own home. He promised that he would do the same for other disabled people, and so Cherryhomes was born.

Rev. Pat Hewat Rev. Pat Hewat
Cherry Mann Cherry Mann

How We Work

People are introduced to Cherryhomes by friends, family, Health and Social Services or they may contact the Trust themselves. Once adopted by the Trust, they are accepted as sponsored members for life or as long as they wish. For continuity, one liaison trustee is appointed to help each sponsored member. The sponsored member is free to call on that trustee at any time as an independent friend, adviser or helper. It is this personal contact and friendship which distinguishes the operation of the Trust.
Trustees are chosen for their personal qualities, knowledge and experience of various walks of life. Cherryhomes has a unique contribution to make. In every case the Trust works with and complements the provisions of the Health and Social Services. Perhaps the most important gifts it can offer are time, which busy statutory departments cannot always afford, and the ability to consider all problems from the point of view of the sponsored member and his or her family.

Cherryhomes Trust. Registered Charity Number: 272762