Burrswood (The Dorothy Kerin Trust)

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Tunbridge Wells,East Sussex

01892 865988

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Burrswood Health and Wellbeing

Set in 120 acres of tranquil grounds on the border of Kent and Sussex, Burrswood health and wellbeing is a Christian charity transforming lives through whole person care.

Burrswood was founded in 1948 by the 20th century healing visionary, Dorothy Kerin (1889 – 1963), regarded by many as a modern-day Christian saint. In 1912 Dorothy Kerin was a 22-year-old who had been confined to bed for five years with tubercular meningitis, peritonitis and diabetes, when a miraculous cure restored her to full health overnight.  Her healing earned her national attention and press headlines of ‘Miracle Girl’.

Dorothy Kerin’s personal experience of the living Christ turning her life around - literally taking her from death to healthy life in a moment – led her to establish a place where others could come to find the same healing from God which she had herself received. Dorothy believed her commission was to” Heal the sick, comfort the sorrowing and give faith the faithless”. This remains Burswood’s focus and primary purpose today in a way that is contemporary, creative and accessible to many more.

We believe in a truly holistic approach and so we provide services and activities that relate to all aspects of a person’s life, body, mind and spirit. Burrswood is regognised as a safe space where people sense the presence of God and find recovery, reconciliation, and restoration. 

Through Therapeutic Health and Wellbeing our aim is to further promote resilience, independence and an improved quality of life for our patients. Areas of focus include, reablement care for those needing short term bed based care before returning home.  Respite care, as well as palliative care for those who may wish to spend time in a supported environment while their condition is stable.

We are also offering assisted stays for those who would like to take a break but require a little additional support such as specialist equipment, hospital bed, hoists or personal care.

We also offer independent stay for guests who are accessing our chaplaincy led wellbeing events or outpatient services such as hydrotherapy, counselling and physiotherapy. We are also extending our range of outpatient services to support people with chronic conditions.

Spiritual Health and Wellbeing is at the heart of what we do, building on our existing healing services, prayer and pastoral support we also provide residential courses, refreshment for ministry, support for career’s as well as a host of other wellbeing activities.

As an organisation founded on Christian principles with a desire to keep the love of Christ at the heart of all we do, Burswood has a distinctive ethos. We are welcoming to all.  Our Christian faith perspective is offered but never imposed upon those who come to seek our support and guidance.

“Endless kindness and care, which most certainly played an enormous part in my healing and recovery process”.

Burrswood Registered Charity no. 1095940


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