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All articles by Louise Morse

Louise works with Pilgrims’ Friend Society (blog.pilgrimfriends.org.uk)

News – Dare to care

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September 2010
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News – Dare to care

Dare to care On 23 June, Homelands Free Church in Frinton, Essex, was full to overflowing at a thanksgiving service to mark the merging of the Ernest Luff Homes with the Pilgrims' Friend Society. Pilgrims' Friend supporters, trustees and directors came from all over the country for the service. They were joined by staff and…

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News – Caring for the elderly

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February 2010
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News – Caring for the elderly

Caring for the elderly 'The UK can't afford its over 65s' was the headline in a national newspaper recently. It was just one of many voices saying the same thing: that our public health care system is facing a time bomb as life expectancy rises and the number of older people with Alzheimer's or Parkinson's…

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News – Caring for older pilgrims

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March 2009
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News – Caring for older pilgrims

Caring for older pilgrims On 1 November, a new era began for the Dorothea Trust in Bedford, as it merged with Pilgrim Homes - retaining its original purpose of caring for the Lord's older saints. To mark the occasion a thanksgiving service was held at Providence Chapel, Rothsay Road, in Bedford.      Providence Chapel is surrounded…

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Christian conference on dementia

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February 2009
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Christian conference on dementia

Christian conference on dementia November 2008 By the time you have read this article, three more people will have been diagnosed with dementia in the UK - one every 3.2 minutes. The incidence of dementia is rising so rapidly that experts are referring to a tsunami in the making. It threatens to overwhelm Social Services and…

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Pilgrim Homes opens Royd Court

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March 2007
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Pilgrim Homes opens Royd Court

Although William Wilberforce is celebrated this bicentenary year for the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, what is not well known is the way his compassion and zeal extended to needy, elderly Christians. For several years, until his death in 1833, he was vice-president of The Aged Pilgrims' Friend Society (now Pilgrim Homes) and…

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The older we grow

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October 2003
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

The older we grow

Christian experts agree — the older we grow, the more we need the family of God.You have probably seen alarming newspaper stories about elderly people and residential care homes over the last couple of years.You might have read headlines like, ‘Alice Knight, 108, starves herself to death’, following a forced move from her nursing…

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