Whitgift Care

Whitgift Care Staff

Community at heart

John Whitgift Foundation has been caring for the people of Croydon for over 425 years, from when our Founder, Archbishop John Whitgift, built the Hospital of The Holy Trinity (now known as the Whitgift Almshouses) in 1596 to our modern-day care homes and independent living retirement apartments.

We pride ourselves on creating a welcoming and supported retirement community. Our care homes in Croydon support the elderly retirement community by providing patient-centred care, and affordable residential and nursing care, on a short or long-term basis. We also offer independent living in stylish refurbished apartments at Whitgift House, South Croydon, and also at the historic Grade I listed, Whitgift Almshouses, Croydon Town Centre.

Whitgift House

Situated on the beautiful grounds of Whitgift School, Whitgift House care setting offers a range of services from nursing care to independent living apartments with an on call alarm.

Residents in nursing care at Whitgift House receive the best care from qualified nursing professionals with weekly GP visits to ensure each individual receives the highest standard of respite and nursing care. Residents are able to join a wide range of daily activities and enjoyed delicious home cooked nutritious meals.

Residents in the independent living apartments are part of a thriving community supported by a friendly Warden’s Team to provide support in daily life.

Whitgift House enjoys a special connection with the staff and pupils of Whitgift and Trinity Schools and are often treated to performances and recitals from staff and students.

Whitgift Care Garden
Wilhelmina House

Wilhelmina House

Residents at Wilhelmina House, Park Hill, enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the beautifully kept gardens, sitting on the patio or relaxing in the bright and spacious garden rooms behind the building. Within our safe and secure environment, residents enjoy a high quality of residential care and respite care. Our on-duty care staff are available 24/7, with every meal prepared by our in-house chef and daily activities planned to keep our residents active and engaged.

The Almshouses

Steeped in history the Whitgift Almshouses is located in the heart of Croydon’s town centre. Residents here enjoy supported independent living, under their own care in self-catered sheltered housing that overlooks a beautiful private quadrangle.

In line with the wishes of our founder, the Almshouses has specific entry criteria that must be met for admittance. Residents here must be over the age of 60, of modest means, communicant members of the Church of England, and come from either the parishes of Lambeth, Croydon, or Kent.

Whitgift Almshouse Garden