At Thorngate Churcher Trust we have been providing comfort and security to those in need since 1868 and we are committed to developing the highest standards of housing and professional care in a supportive, respectful and friendly community.
A modern, progressive not-for-profit housing provider we nevertheless remain true to the principles our original founders.
Thorngate Churcher Trust is regulated by:
The Charity Commission, which registers and regulates charities in England and Wales, to ensure that the public can support charities with confidence. The Charity Commission is a non-ministerial department.
The Homes and Communities Agency, (HCA), the national housing and regeneration agency for England. The Agency is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Communities and Local Government and regulates social housing providers.
The Regulator of Social Housing and Homes England. These are the national regulators of our existing and any new-build schemes. They are agencies of the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) which is the independent regulator of health and social care in England regulates, checks and inspects care homes including Russell Churcher Court.
The Trust is a member of:
The Housing Ombudsman Service (HOS) examines complaints about registered providers of social housing, for example housing associations, and other landlords, managers and agents. The service is free, independent and impartial. The HOS is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
The National Housing Federation (NHF), which represents the work of housing associations and campaigns for better housing. NHF members provide two and a half million homes for more than five million people.
The Almshouse Association which represents 1,700 independent UK almshouse charities, providing homes for over 35,000 people