Lydia Cochran and Dorothy Blake opened the doors of Peacehaven in 1978 to provide residential social care within the community of Greystones.
They wanted to provide family-style living for vulnerable adults and support their independent living. This vision found its direction and encouragement in the Hebrew prophet Isaiah, who wrote of God’s promise that;
“My people will live in peaceful dwelling places,
in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest’”
This relationship of family and faith in God’s providence gave us the heritage of the particular ethos that is Peacehaven Trust.
We are now a continually improving and developing organisation, responding to the highest contemporary professional standards. These are measured by HIQA so we are transparently accountable, openly recording errors and committed to remedy shortcomings through the continuous professional development of our qualified staff.
Each person living in Peacehaven Trust has their own religious beliefs and their personal view of the world. Our shared humanity, citizenship rights, rights of social inclusion and freedom to develop positive relationships are supported here by Peacehaven Trust’s core belief that;
“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”
Commitment to this ethos promotes true safeguarding and person-centred care to enable development of the whole person and supports their integration within our local community – in fulfilment of the original vision – our ethos of practical Christian care and love.