History

Previously known as Somerset Redstone Trust, our charity was formed on the 11th September 2000 – following the amalgamation of Somerset Care Trust (1992) and Redstone Trust (1996) – to care for the elderly and disabled. It is governed by a board of trustees. In 2019 we relaunched as Amica Care Trust.

The trust owns and operates five nursing and social care homes. The homes are situated in Bromsgrove in Worcestershire (2), Crewkerne in Somerset, Dorchester in Dorset and Exmouth in Devon. The trust is also the freeholder of 183 Independent Living Apartments and cottages (co-located with three of the trust's homes in Exmouth, Bromsgrove and Dorchester) and an older persons' independent living complex in Taunton, Somerset.

The support office of the company is located in the village of Trull, three miles from the centre of Taunton. The trust is a registered charitable company. The company employs 350 staff.

The Chair of the Trustees is John Whittaker. There are seven other trustees. They meet throughout the year at monthly intervals and visit the trust's homes regularly.

Meet the Trustees

Charitable Status

Our primary charitable objective is to promote the relief of people in the UK who are disadvantaged by physical, mental and other handicaps and are in need.

We achieve this though caring for older people, both in our care homes and independent living accommodation. We provide nursing, dementia, residential care and companionship, as well as day care and respite care.

Registered Charity Number: 1084054

Trust Mission

Together we strive to provide exceptional care and support to people and their families. We help them to maintain independence, creating special moments and fulfilling lives.

Trust Values

Everybody connected with Amica Care Trust adheres to the following values; principles of care that underpin our work and set us apart:

  • positive attitude
  • kindness and respect
  • open and honest
  • working together
  • passion and joy.

Principles of Care

  • Treating everyone as an individual
  • Valuing you
  • Caring and making a difference together
  • Creating communities
  • Respecting each other, treating everyone with dignity, kindness and compassion
  • You are at the heart of everything we do
  • Home sweet home, together we make things better
  • Being proud of who you are