Bethshan is an independent charity whose sole focus is to run Bethshan Nursing Home. The Home was opened in 2001 as a result of the vision and passion of Hope Church, Newtown who took up the challenge to provide Newtown with its only Nursing Home. The dream was to provide a place where the frail elderly could be cared for with love, dignity and excellence in an environment grounded in Christian principles, yet open to all regardless of their personal faith.
"My husband is a resident, myself & our family are very impressed with the friendly, sympathetic care he receives. The home is kept beautifully clean & apart from the appetising meal aromas, is odour free at all times, Thank you everyone!"
"I have called in Bethshan at various times of the day & the care is outstanding. Staff are attentive, concerned open & approachable. They always give time to explain & update."
"I have arrived when my father is being fed & the staff are patient, talk to him & treat him as a human being. I have no issues & the care has exceeded my expectations"
"The care provided is always to a high standard, always respecting (my father’s) privacy & dignity. He is offered choice & enjoys making decisions for himself where possible"
The name "Bethshan" was chosen because it means "House of Security" and the goal was for every resident to experience a sense of peace and security which would be a blessing both to them and their families. As a charity Bethshan is answerable to a board of trustees which means that there we are very responsive to local needs – there is no big corporate organisation saying what goes on and no high head office overheads. We are non-profitmaking - any surplus is ploughed straight back into the Home.
The trustees are entirely voluntary and completely committed to ensuring that Bethshan is a great place to live and a great place to work. Hope Church calls Bethshan "the miracle on the hill", and we are both humbled and thrilled that we have been able to play a role in meeting the needs of the elderly in Mid-Wales.
Bethshan Day Centre is run in conjunction with Powys County Council Social Services for those in our community with the early stages of dementia.
The Charity Shop raises much-needed funds to buy the best equipment and quality furnishings as well as outings and treats.
The group has now closed. Please contact Dementia Friendly Newtown if you require information about caring for someone with dementia.
Their email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org