Westerley Christian Care Homes are operated by the charity and company limited by guarantee The Leaders of Worship and Preachers Homes (LWPHomes).
History: The origins of LWPHomes derive from the formation in 1849 of the Methodist Local Preachers Mutual Aid Association (MLPMA) and with the passage of time MLPMA felt the need to make specific provision for Local Preachers and their dependants in terms of residential care in retirement. This led to the formation of Mutual Aid Homes (MAH) in 1949. Both MLPMA and MAH were charities with specific focus on the Methodist Church, but in 2004 both charities expanded their horizons to embrace a more ecumenical approach: MLPMA became the Leaders of Worship and Preachers Trust (LWPT) and Mutual Aid Homes became the Leaders of Worship and Preachers Homes. Both are charities and companies limited by guarantee.
The Homes Today: The objects of LWPHomes are, for the benefit of the community and on behalf of the Leaders of Worship and Preachers Trust, to provide residential care for those in need on terms appropriate to their needs.
Priority for Admission: Priority is given to those involved in or training for leading worship and their dependants. However, the key criterion for admission of residents is that they have an enthusiasm to reside in and embrace an active Christian community.