We consider ourselves to be innovative and responsive, caring and forward-thinking
The name ‘Style Acre’ comes from the name of the original residential care home in Brightwell-Cum-Sotwell. When the building was sold, we decided to keep the name for the newly established charity, as we were so well known locally.
Style Acre Friends was formed as a registered charity in 1992 by a group of parents who wanted to secure the future of the residential home where their adult children were living. They succeeded in raising the money to purchase the property and took over running the home in 1995.
How we′ve changed
Since that time the charity has changed considerably and broadened its approach to supporting people. The residential home was sold in 2004, and the money raised from its sale was then used to purchase ordinary housing in local towns and villages. This has enabled the people we support to live with their friends within easy reach of our day services and local community facilities.
Style Acre is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Trustees have appointed a Chief Executive, Chris Ingram, to be responsible for the running of the charity. Trustees come from a variety of backgrounds and there is always at least one parent serving as a Trustee at any time. People who use our services also attend the Board meetings and are encouraged to share successes and raise issues with the Trustees.