We believe people need people
When communities thrive, we all benefit, and everyone has a part to play.
Our vision is a society where everyone has an opportunity to live a life that is fulfilling, connected and independent. Where older people enjoy better health and wellbeing and do not suffer from isolation and loneliness.
We will achieve this through generations working together to ensure older people are included and valued, local charities are better resourced to deliver services, and children can be supported to learn and develop. We want community spaces to become hubs for intergenerational activity that bring a sense of belonging, independence, and connection.
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For more than 40 years McCarthy & Stone has created retirement communities that support older people and enrich their quality of life, helping to bring people together, improve their wellbeing and help rediscover their purpose in later life.
Community is at the heart of what we do and over the past three years, a huge amount has been achieved to support charities and organisations around the country. Working together, our business, employees, suppliers, and homeowners have raised more than £600,000 in the past three years for good causes.
From local hospices to community transport, we’ve helped thousands of people. McCarthy & Stone now wants to do more to create a lasting impact. In November 2020, and in line with our purpose to celebrate, champion and defend the role of older people, the McCarthy & Stone Foundation was launched.
The events of 2020 and the Coronavirus pandemic have shown just how important communities are for society to endure tough times and thrive in the future. They have also highlighted how there are still real challenges to overcome, and how the most vulnerable in our society are often impacted the hardest. We have an opportunity to work together with our employees, partners, and homeowners to make a lasting difference to people in need around the country.
Meet the Team who are shaping the future of the McCarthy & Stone Foundation
Making a difference
"What has been really special about this partnership is that it has achieved much more than fundraising, it has created a lasting relationship with volunteers who throughout the year have become reading helpers in schools themselves. This will hopefully continue, helping us reach more children over the coming years."
Ginny Lunn, CEO, Coram Beanstalk
"Her reaction when she was asked if she would like to read with me was incredible. She was beside herself with excitement, and the mix of emotions that flitted across her face was enough to bring me to tears! The joy at being chosen wasn’t something I had expected and made me realise that whilst I assumed all I am giving is my time, what the children are receiving is huge."
Tracey McDermott, Chief information Officer, McCarthy & Stone, and Coram Beanstalk Volunteer
“We couldn’t be prouder of our long standing relationship with McCarthy & Stone. The support they have provided over the years has helped us to inspire and enable volunteers to bring people together in their communities to stay active and connected. Like us, they recognise the sense of purpose and well-being that volunteering can bring to the volunteer and the people they support. In the very challenging times that we face in 2021 we are absolutely delighted to continue our partnership with the McCarthy & Stone Foundation and look forward to the difference that we can make together.”
Catherine Johnstone, CBE, Chief Executive of Royal Voluntary Service