Bridge Care Ltd

Bridge Care Ltd

Brief Description of Organisation

Bridgemead is a residential and nursing home by the river in central Bath, caring for vulnerable older people and their families. We are a home-from-home where our residents and day club members are cherished and enabled to live fruitful lives in a loving Christian community.

Full Description of Organisation

Built on a passion for caring

Bridgemead was opened in 1992, under the inspired leadership of a local GP, Dr Ray King. He was supported by a number of churches from different denominations in the Bath area. It has 32 rooms including one dedicated to respite care and runs a Day Club for people from the local community. 

 

The idea for Bridgemead came about following the death of an older patient of Dr King’s, who left a widow without family to support her. The widowed lady was in need of care and, being an active church member, she desperately wanted to spend her remaining years in a Christian community. However, due to the lack of suitable provision in Bath, she was moved to a Christian care home in another part of the country – far away from her friends and local church.

 

This led to Dr King’s vision: to build a residential and nursing home for older people, operated with a Christian ethos. And as part of a suite of first-class care, it would also offer spiritual support to all those who wished to receive it. Notwithstanding this Bridgemead  welcomes those of any faith and of no faith and regardless of differing financial means.

 

The building also won architectural awards for its progressive design. Ever since, Bridgemead has held firmly onto its original aspirations. Hundreds of older people and their families have benefited from the care it provides.

Bridge Care Ltd

Brief Description of Organisation

Bridgemead is a residential and nursing home by the river in central Bath, caring for vulnerable older people and their families. We are a home-from-home where our residents and day club members are cherished and enabled to live fruitful lives in a loving Christian community.

Bridge Care Ltd