Care Community

The Wainman Trust has been established to raise funds to build a Care Community designed specifically for older people and embracing a Christian ethos.

Established in 2013 the Wainman Trust’s predominant aim is to open a Care Community with a Christian ethos, for the welfare of older people.

The plan is to have on one site a care home and several ‘close care’ apartments.

These would be specifically designed to meet the individual needs of older people, and incorporating communal facilities which would be open to those not living within the Care Community.

All residents will be offered and can expect to receive ‘person centred care’, specifically tailored to their needs, delivered by expertly trained and dedicated staff.

The emphasis will be on creating a warm, loving and homely environment throughout. Apartments will be for rent, part-rent or outright purchase.

Our aim is to run it on a ‘not-for-profit’ basis and every effort will be made to keep fees to residents of the home as low as possible.

A coffee shop and the potential for residents and neighbours to join day trips and activities will create opportunities to make new friends and a chance to function in the wider community.

High Quality Care

The secret of good care is expertly trained and motivated staff, who are given the opportunity to be included in decision making and who can expect to receive proper remuneration with regard to their qualifications or experience.

Even before the Government’s recent recommendations we were committed to paying the ‘Living Wage’ as a minimum.

Although we believe that the emphasis should be on enabling people to live at home, sometimes circumstances or lack of close family support can make this either difficult or impossible.

Wainman Trust depends very much on your support

Whatever you can give will make a difference. The success of the Care Community and that of the Together Clubs depends on the support of individuals, churches, companies and community groups. You can play your part in helping to provide excellent care and support for older people in Nottingham and donate securely.

What will the care community look like?

The size of the plot or building will obviously have an impact on what we are able to achieve but the vision is to have a care home that will cater for up to 40 residents and be located within a 6-8 mile radius of Nottingham City centre with good transport links and access to local services.

The plan incorporates en-suite rooms, spacious communal areas and grounds large enough to provide a garden with attractive recreational areas.

The one and two bedroomed apartments on site will be for sale or rent with their own lounge and utility areas and access to all recreational activities and communal gardens.

The emphasis will be on creating a warm, homely and loving environment and offering person centred care specifically tailored to residents needs and delivered by expertly trained and dedicated staff.

The fulfilment of this dream is still a little way off but meanwhile the Trust is opening clubs for all older people who are experiencing isolation or loneliness and providing opportunities to make new friends and have fun together.

What facilities will there be?

  • A dedicated care team will deliver round the clock flexible support  designed to meet the needs of the residents and enable them to be involved in the development of their own care plan where possible.
  • A range of social activities/outings, on site events and hobbies.
  • The provision of quality, nutritious, freshly prepared meals and snacks.
  • Opportunities for family and friends to join residents for meals for a small charge.
  • Chaplaincy/pastoral support for residents and their close relatives.
  • Provision of rooms for short-term respite care.


The apartments built on the same site, will be for sale or rent and have one or two bed-rooms. As well as shared recreational space they will have their own communal lounge and utility areas. 

Residents will have free access to the communal gardens.

Our mission is to promote the welfare and wellbeing of older people whilst upholding the Christian principles of loving and serving others.

About Us

Our Aims

We believe that everyone should be able to receive the care they need at home but sometimes circumstances or lack of close family support can make this difficult or even impossible.

Run on a not-for-profit basis every effort will be made to keep fees to residents of the home as low as possible.

Although we believe that the emphasis should be on enabling people to live at home, sometimes circumstances or lack of close family support can make this either difficult or impossible.

Apartments will be for rent, part-rent or outright purchase.  Whatever their health issues residents of the community will be helped to maintain their independence in order to maximise their choices in life.

How will we do this?

By ensuring that we recruit, train and develop a skilled and caring team. Staff will be mentored and encouraged to develop their skills on an on-going basis. They will be fully involved in the development and continuous improvement of care delivery and the life of the home. Volunteers will also be trained and encouraged to help with activities where appropriate.

Residents, along with friends and neighbours will have the opportunity to join day trips and participate in activities creating opportunities to make new friends and participate in the wider community.

Our Values

Care for the whole person

The following values underpin the way in which we will seek to fulfil our mission:

  • To respect every person as a unique individual created by God and loved by Him.
  • To treat others with the dignity, respect and compassion we would wish for ourselves.
  • To be open, fair and honest in all our dealings and conduct our business in a professional manner, always seeking to listen, learn and improve for the benefit of all.
  • To nurture each person’s body, mind and spirit in order to promote a fulfilled life.

Chaplaincy and Spirituality

The Wainman Trust is inspired by the Christian faith and whilst it will welcome residents from any or no faith the home will have an overt Christian ethos.

There will also be a chaplain to minister to residents, staff and their families.

We believe that a vibrant spiritual life ensures personal well-being and enables people to live life to the full.

Nottingham has a vibrant Christian community which is aided by CAN (Christian Action Network). 

This network is made up of churches and charitable trusts with a Christian ethos who provide a wide range of services to the communities around the City of Nottingham. 

It enables members to advertise fundraising events, find staff and volunteers and share resources where appropriate.

If you are a tax payer you can make your gift go even further at no extra cost to you.  The government will add 25p in every £1 to your donation.  Just remember to tell us and we will do the rest.

Meet The Trustees

Olwen Davis

Olwen has a wealth of experience looking after the elderly and those with special needs over a period of 25 years, both as a paid carer and as a volunteer.

The difficulties she experienced in accessing excellent care for those she cared for and the poor quality of many of the homes she visited led to a desire to try to do something about it.

After meeting with several like-minded people a charitable business was set up and became known as the Wainman Trust.

Kay Wainman

Kay has 20 years’ experience of working in the public housing sector and worked for several years as a senior manager for Anchor Trust, managing their older person’s retirement housing services across the Midlands.

Kay has been a self-employed Housing Consultant since 2004, working in the context of supported housing services for older persons.

Martin Jeffs

For 26 years Martin worked as manager/director in some of the top ten accountancy firms in the UK, during which he was head of Medical Services for the East Midlands and sat on the National Medical Services Board made up of GP’s, Consultants, dentists and the care home sector.

Since 2011 Martin has run his own business as an Accountant and Business Consultant and is also the Trust’s Finance Director.

Nick Borrett

Nick is an architect who has established companies involved in the design, construction and operation of care homes.

In 2005 he won a Nottingham Business Award for his Dementia Training Company and until his retirement established and expanded Care Consultants Limited which provides project management services in the care sector.

Nick advises us on all aspects of care home design and dementia care.