Our 420 year old commitment to care.
We are proud to be part of the John Whitgift Foundation, a local charity in Croydon, whose mission is to provide education for the young and care for the elderly since its establishment by our Founder, Archbishop John Whitgift, in 1596.
Since laying his founding stone more than 420 years ago at The Hospital of the Holy Trinity, now known as the Whitgift Almshouses, the John Whitgift Foundation forms an incredible part of Croydon’s heritage.
His educational legacy to Croydon, currently educating more than 3,000 boys and girls at leading independent schools: Whitgift, Trinity and Old Palace, enables a strong link with Whitgift Care. This enables a unique mix of generations in the homes with regular visits from pupils and the opportunity for outings to school theatre and musical productions.
Our passion for care also extends to the wider local community through our Carers’ Information Service that provides invaluable information, support and advice to an estimated 30,000 carers in Croydon.