The Little Sisters of the Poor have launched an Urgent Appeal for funds to keep Mount St Joseph’s Care Home in Headingley open and safe until all the residents have been settled in new homes.
The sixty-two elderly residents at Mount St Joseph’s Care Home have been facing an uncertain future since RAAC concrete was found throughout 95% of the roof. To ensure the safety of the 40 people receiving residential care and 22 residents in independent living apartments, the upper floors of the building were evacuated. With strengthening girders now put in place, one of the UK’s leading RAAC specialists, and architects and insurers have pronounced the lower floors safe to use on a temporary basis.
Hire and installation of the girders and other works to allow continued safe use of less than half the building until all the residents are re-homed have so far cost more than £200,000. The Little Sisters are urgently fundraising to assist with the spiralling costs, which are expected to be well in excess of £500,000.
The Sisters’ mission in the Diocese of Leeds to support low-income elderly men and women of any faith or none has continued for 158 years. The present building, which was constructed in 1971, is set to close within months and will be demolished, with the intention to rebuild Mount St Joseph’s and maintain this long tradition of care with a uniquely Catholic ethos in Leeds.
The situation is so urgent that the Little Sisters have ensured there are several ways to donate, which include …
Little Sisters of the Poor – Urgent Appeal
Shire Oak Road,
Leeds LS6 2DE
Via the Website:
Little Sisters Of The Poor » Donate Here
Contact the Sisters for their Bank Details or to complete a Gift Aid declaration:
07586 431012 and firstname.lastname@example.org
THANK YOU – and please continue to remember the Little Sisters and all the Residents of Mount St Joseph’s and their families in your prayers.