Caring Altogether on Romney Marsh (CARM)
CARM supports older, socially-isolated people across Romney Marsh and Tenterden areas. Through this support, we aim to improve people’s well-being, to help people remain independent for longer. CARING Altogether On Romney Marsh a registered charity (No: 1184552) was founded in 1987; it arose out of the desire of local Christian Churches to show love and compassion to those in need.
CARM is a collaboration between health, social services, and churches to meet the needs of local people through Care in the Community
Over the years, CARM has evolved considerably, but remains true to its founding principles. This means that CARM is committed to serving those people living within our geographical boundaries who are lonely or socially isolated because of old age, physical or mental disability, bereavement or being a carer, regardless of their protected characteristics or beliefs.
Everybody who has contact with CARM must be treated as an individual and with respect and dignity. CARM’s ethos provides the foundation of our service to people who are lonely and socially isolated. Any person holding office within CARM must be sympathetic with these values.
Meeting Points formerly known as ‘Drop In’ is the oldest of our services, followed by the face-to-face Befriending service. Reminiscence service was established in 2006.
To support people living on Romney Marsh and its surrounding rural areas who are socially isolated. Through this support, we aim to improve people’s well-being, to help people remain independent for longer and to enhance the quality of life of the rural communities where we operate. In pursuing this mission we will treat people with dignity and respect.
All older vulnerable, lonely people in Romney Marsh, Tenterden, South Ashford and the surrounding rural areas, depending on their need to have access to suitable CARM’s befriending and reminiscence services.
We treat everyone with compassion
We recognise the importance of respect, and treat people with dignity
We are accessible and inclusive
We will deliver high quality services cost effectively