Founded as a care home over 40 years ago by nurse Marilyn Hoare, the Huntington & Langham Estate offers residents warm, compassionate support in what is designed to feel like a family home. Still run by the Hoare family, the care provider takes pride in promoting excellence and innovation.
Charlie Hoare, Marilyn’s son and current director, explains the passion behind their work: “It’s a real family venture, with a person-centred approach at its core. Built around Marilyn’s ethos, we're all passionate about the care we offer. She opened Huntington House in 1978, and, to this day, is still hands-on with the staff and people living here. I share my parents’ vision of wanting to help everyone in our care and make their lives as happy, healthy and stimulating as possible.”
The Estate has won many awards in its 40-year history, recognising its pioneering approach that combines specialised training for staff with innovative therapies, supporting residents to live as full a life as possible.
Now, finance from Triodos Bank UK and Unity Trust Bank has allowed the home to expand its offering, funding the refurbishment and further development of Langham Court, a specialist care facility offering innovative support for people with dementia.
“Often, people with dementia can be confined to small, sterile spaces,” explains Charlie. “Langham Court provides a blueprint for a model of care that truly supports the rights and freedom of people living with dementia. The new development work adds to the sense of independence we are trying to achieve”.
The new rooms will increase capacity by over a third, making it a significant expansion.
The Huntington and Langham team’s dedication and commitment to the people that they care for resonates strongly with Triodos’ values. “Our mission as a bank is to work for a society with human dignity at its core,” explains Paul Nicoll, social and cultural lending team manager. “We’re proud to support high-quality, high-impact care establishments and it’s inspiring for us to work with Charlie and the team as they seek to deliver their vision.”
Why we finance healthcare
We believe that good physical and mental health and wellbeing are fundamental to a better quality of life. That's why we finance organisations that offer complementary health services, care for those with special needs, care for the elderly, and those with terminal illnesses.