The Aims of the Guild
Residents are given the opportunity to retain their independence by leading as full and active a life as possible during their advancing years, with a feeling of security and with the burdens of housekeeping removed.
They are also encouraged to continue with as many outside interests as possible. A respect for personal privacy combined with companionship, shared values and a sense of community is a distinctive feature of the Guild. Making this possible are the care and attention given to all residents by a dedicated staff - administrative, care and domestic - so that each resident is provided with the support which would be given by a relative or close friend, but with the benefit of additional facilities.
We welcome residents who, when they move to the Guild:
- Have a positive attitude towards maintaining independence
- Are reasonably mobile
- Are able to make a light breakfast, drinks and snacks
- Are able to shower, dress and look after personal laundry
- Have their own interests, but are willing to contribute to the overall sense of community within the Guild
Why choose Mary Feilding Guild?
- Privacy and dignity within a congenial community
- Homely atmosphere
- Freedom to come and go and maintain outside interests and links with family and friends
- Security and freedom from property responsibilities
- 24 hour support
- Care during periods of illness
- A policy of lifetime care whenever possible
- Financial assistance for those in need
- Visitors welcome at all times
- No parking restrictions in the surrounding area
Life at the Guild
The Guild is comprised of Kekewich House, Garden Wing, Plowden Wing and Truscott House, each with its own character. Modernised facilities in surroundings decorated to a high standard give residential accommodation fit for the twenty-first century.
Residents have lunch together in the spacious dining room. They are supplied with provisions to make breakfast and tea in their own rooms. Many residents prepare their own evening meal, but supper is served in the dining room for those no longer able to do so.
Rooms are cleaned regularly by domestic staff, but residents are expected to keep their own rooms tidy on a day-to-day basis.
Outings, concerts and talks are arranged from time to time, and other activities may be organised by residents themselves, or according to current interest within the Guild.
The home is in Highgate and has its own delightful large garden, with terrace, patio areas and summer house. Residents live in bed-sitting rooms which they furnish themselves. They are free to come and go as they please, and take holidays away from the Guild if so desired. Individual doorbells to rooms allow Residents to admit their own visitors, and they may have guests to stay or for meals by prior arrangement.
The Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution provides a rich cultural life to the area, including art exhibitions, a winter lecture series and a well-stocked library. The Highgate Society offers the chance for social activity outside the Guild.