St Andrew’s House, Coventry, is a residential home for older people run by the Trustees of St Andrew’s House. The home was opened in 1956 and originally operated under the name of Coventry and District Free Church Homes for the Elderly. On 25th August 2009 the Charity Commission for England and Wales issued a new scheme and today the charity is known as “St Andrew’s House”, registered Charity 214293.
The home has been recently redeveloped to provide extensive, up-to-date facilities and the home can currently accommodate up to thirty-five people in single en-suite rooms. It has one large and two smaller lounges, two modern dining rooms, an activities room, a hair dressing salon, a dedicated chapel and extensive gardens.
We are still active in our fundraising to further enhance the services we provide.
The house is close to Earlsdon shopping centre and on a main bus route. Click here for a map
Our Care Manager is Mrs Lesley Eaton.
St Andrew’s aims to provide a caring, Christian environment which offers choice and independence, supporting our community of residents to live a constructive, positive and fulfilling lifestyle.
Our objectives are:-
- To deliver a service of the highest quality that will improve and sustain each resident’s overall quality of life in a pleasant and friendly environment.
- To ensure dignity, privacy and independence are retained.
- To constantly strive to improve resident’s services
- To invest in staff, developing their skills so that the residents’ services can improve
How are we organised?
The Charity Trustees are elected as representatives of the Free Churches of Coventry, or are co-opted for their particular knowledge or skills. They are responsible for the management of the home.
The Board is chaired by Mr Kenneth Holmes RIBA and the other trustees are Mr Rod Drew MBE, Mrs Margaret Dunwoody, Mr David Mills, Mr Robert Kemble, Mr Simon Pudsey, Mr Richard Perry, Mrs Verity Tiff and Joan Wilkins.
Our Care Manager Mrs Lesley Eaton has a Diploma in Welfare Studies, holds the Registered Managers Award, and has attained NVQ Level 4 in Care and NVQ Level 5 in Management.
Lesley is responsible for the day to day management of the home.
Our Activities Organiser arranges a varied programme to cover individual requirements and group participation events. Entertainment is also provided by local volunteer groups, Churches and professional artists.
Optional devotions are led by our Chaplain, and a team of volunteers and services normally take place on Sundays and Wednesdays.
In addition, we have volunteers and Friends who commit much of their personal time and energies to ensure the home provides a comfortable and efficient environment for the family of residents.