Burrswood (The Dorothy Kerin Trust)

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Tunbridge Wells,East Sussex

01892 865988

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Burrswood Health and Wellbeing is a charity providing professional health and social care to those living with a chronic disease, recovering from an operation, illness or fall. Burrswood provides both outpatient and short term inpatient services; these include nursing and personal care in our 12-bed reablement unit and supported stay accommodation as well as physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, counselling, psychotherapy and occupational therapy. Burrswood has a whole person approach, which means we understand that physical, emotional and spiritual needs go hand in hand. We work with guests and patients to ensure we understand their needs and where possible help support them to take control of their needs and living as independently as possible.

Burrswood was founded by Dorothy Kerin 70 years ago as a place of Christian healing. Dorothy pioneered whole person care and today we continue her work in a way which is relevant to modern society. We believe in a truly holistic approach and provide services and activities that improve all aspects of a person’s life, body, mind and spirit.  We embrace the Christian ethos and values that Dorothy founded Burrswood on; we are open to all – those of Christian faith, different faiths and no faith.

"Burrswood is a truly unique place, keeping its promise to care for the whole person in a way which cannot be described in words - it has to be experienced for the profound impact of that promise to be realised.  So often illness is seen as a problem and then you, the patient, become the problem; a broken machine that needs repairing rather than a human being needing to be listened to and reassured; not only a body, but a mind and spirit too."  (Patient quote).

Burrswood is a registered charity (no 1095490) which does not receive any local authority or government funding. Our main priority is to keep providing our excellent health care, emotional and spiritual services, but we rely on donations, together with income from fees, and profits from our trading activities to support our work. Without these services vulnerable people would not get the vital support they need at the time they most desperately need it!

With your support we will be able to continue providing our vital Christian healing, healthcare and social services in the beautiful setting on the Kent and Sussex border which is so much part of the recovery and recuperation journey our guests and patients experience when they come to us for respite or to improve their health and wellbeing.

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