WHO WE ARE
Our history so far
Evergreen Care Bexley became a registered charity in 2013, and is based on a Christian model of care being provided by Evergreen Care Trust in Stamford. We knew that we could replicate the success of their organisation and how they had positioned themselves in the community and adapt it to our demographic in the Borough of Bexley.
Evergreen Care Bexley’s founders, Pete and Diane, have almost 60 years experience between them caring for the elderly. Seeing the desperate needs that are, sadly, very often not being met, they believe there is a better way to treat people as they grow older and become more vulnerable.
In 2013, Pete and Diane held a conference to gain support and awareness from the Church community for the idea of launching their own Evergreen. They were astounded when 111 people representing 35 churches in Bexley turned up to hear their message.
Since it’s launch, Evergreen Care Bexley has provided support to over 2000 clients. They currently have 65 staff and 170 volunteers, looking after 600+ vulnerable older people in Bexley. They became a London Living Wage Employer in March 2017, something quite unique in the care industry as they believe in looking after their staff as well as their clients.
Evergreen Care Bexley proudly won Best Charity in the Bexley Business Excellence Awards 2018 and Best Community Care Organisation at the Bexley Caring At Its Best Awards 2018 and 2019. They have also won the Best Supportive Communities award at the 2018 Faith in the Community Awards, in conjunction with the Bexley Interfaith Forum and Bexley Council.
Evergreen Care Bexley’s success to date it largely down to it’s willingness to work in and with the community. From volunteer support to Business partnerships via the Lighthouse Project, Evergreen continues to change the lives of older people, one life at a time. We have come together with a common purpose in response to the needs of older vulnerable people living in our community. It represents a commitment to the resolution of the dilemmas of ageing, with God-inspired solutions that respond to local pressing and changing needs.
Together we will make a difference.
“Treat others as you would like to be treated… Love each other as I have loved you” – Jesus
We believe in the inestimable value of every human being, without reservation.
We aspire to exercise the Kingdom principles of truth, justice and equity.
We seek to nurture a care culture of service throughout the organisation and into the wider community.
We place great emphasis on training, equipping and supporting all members of the Evergreen team.
We highly esteem unity, partnerships and working together to make a difference.
We aspire to excellence without excess.
We seek to be generous toward our staff and clients. It is our aim in the future to assist local partners supporting the same client group providing services of excellence that we do not offer.
Sound management of all funds and resources received.