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Jubilee House Care Trust enables people to be a part of community life, providing services that encourage their involvement, supporting them to be independent. This position was strengthened this year through our continued partnerships and attendance at many local events.


Fundraising Challenges

Why not start 2018 off with setting yourself a new year’s resolution?

If you are interested in getting fit and healthy, doing something out of the ordinary or want to take on a challenge, throughout the year we are going to be promoting a variety of local fundraising events and open fundraising challenges you, your family and friends can sign up too. We are looking for a team of Jubilee House Challengers to get involved and to raise funds for us!


WebsiteChristmas Lunch

Staff, Trustees and Volunteers came together on Wednesday 13th December for our annual Christmas Lunch. A fun-filled afternoon comprising of two fun Christmas themed games, a celebration of hard work and a delicious meal to top of a great year. Bring on 2018!

December 2017









Boy on swingChildren’s Short Break Centre – Peartree sustained GOOD in latest OFSTED report!

A massive congratulations to the whole team at Peartree for sustaining GOOD in their latest Ofsted inspection. Inspirational quotes found in the recent report;

About our staff;

‘I can’t praise them [staff] enough; they are fantastic.’

This is what relatives of the people we support said;

‘His behaviour has been challenging and schools haven’t coped, and the current one is finding it difficult. I tell them [school staff] about strategies that [the home] use and it works.’

August 2017



FB page photo welwyn festivalWelwyn Festival Charity Presentation

A massive thank you to the Welwyn Festival Committee for choosing us a one of their chosen charities for 2017. It has been a pleasure to have been chosen for the second time and we hope to work with you again in the near future.

Rhian Capener, Finance Manager along with Marie Scales and Philip Brooks, Trustees were presented with a cheque of £1000 on Wednesday 12th July, the proceeds will go towards a sensory garden for 6 residents in our residential service in Welwyn Garden City.

July 2017





IMG_0272 fbSummer Picnic

On Wednesday 5th July staff and service users got together at Hatfield House to enjoy a summer picnic in the park grounds. The weather was kind to us as the skies were blue and the sun was shining, it really turned out to be a lovely afternoon.
During the afternoon Jon Pratten, CEO awarded long standing staff members for their length of service with the charity for 10, 20 and 25 years! This is a huge achievement and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all staff for their hard work and on going commitment to Jubilee House.
 July 2017

image13Welwyn Festival Fun Day

We were back at the annual Welwyn Festival Fun Day on Saturday 24th June 2017. 

We would like to say a massive thank you to the volunteers who manned our stall for the day and for the people who came to visit us.

Here is what our volunteers had to say…

“We enjoyed talking to people about what great work Jubilee House do in the local community, not only this but the sun was shining and we had a fantastic day. The lucky dip went down a treat with both the kids and the adults too! It’s a brilliant day out for families and we would love to help out again next year”.

June 2017




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Today we are welcoming two tenants into their new home marking a very special day for them and for us as a charity. It has been 12 years since we last opened a new service, so today marks a new chapter of Jubilee House offering more services in the community.

The new team together with Marie Scales, Trustee and Jon Pratten, Interim CEO got together this morning to celebrate the launch of the new service. 

June 2017







Linkfields teamWelcome to the brand new Linkfields team!

Welcome to some of the new Linkfields team who started on 1st June! The rest of the team will be joining us on Monday 12th June.

Linkfields is our brand Supported Living service which is located in Welwyn Garden City, this will be home to two young men.

This is a very exciting time for us and we look forward to welcoming the two young men who will be moving into their new home on the 19th June. 

June 2017







imageWelwyn Hatfield Annual Rotary Walk – Sunday 30th April 2017

On Sunday 30th April team Jubilee House took part in yet another annual Welwyn Hatfield Rotary Walk and so far have managed to raise just over £250

A huge congratulations to our team who year on year come out in force to walk and support our charity, we hope to see you again next year.

May 2017







ClappingResidential service – Jonquil sustained GOOD in latest CQC report!

A massive congratulations to the whole team at Jonquil for sustaining GOOD in their latest CQC report.

Inspirational quotes found in the recent report;

About our staff;

“The staff they are one of the hardest working teams I know. They genuinely care”

This is what relatives of the people we support said;

“The staff are so caring, when we had to do something difficult for [my relative]  they were just as upset as me they cared so much. “Another relative said “There is a bond between my relative and each of the staff that’s what you look for and it is there.”

March 2017


Sean MarathonBrighton Marathon Success

A massive congratulations Sean you did it!

Sean ran the Brighton Marathon to raise money for our children’s service on Sunday 9th April and completed it in an amazing 3 hours, 50 minutes – not bad for a first timer!

He so far has managed to raise £970 and is hoping to reach the £1000 mark, please sponsor Sean via his Virgin Money Giving page – http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SeanEdge 

Thank you and well done, what a massive achievement!

April 2017
















IMG_5209Disco Fever!

On Saturday 25th March our Karaoke Disco came back better than ever!

Featuring brand new equipment, the night was a great success. Everyone let their hair down and had a fantastic evening. 

The room was full to bursting with talent, singing a range of brilliant new and old hits. 

The disco will sure be back VERY soon… keep an eye out for our flyers!

March 2017






WP_20170315_09_58_03_Rich_LISponsored Sky Dive 2017!

Skydive Success…

Lauren and Jade took fundraising to new heights and jumped from 13,000ft on Wednesday 15th March to raise money in aid of our 40th Anniversary.

This is what they had to say:  “The weather was perfect, it was amazing, exhilarating and an exciting event and we loved every minute. Knowing we were doing this for Jubilee House and the people we support made the experience so much more rewarding! A massive thank you to everyone who have supported us so far”

The pair have so far managed to raise over £1200 and it’s not too late to sponsor them! You can do this by visiting our 40k for 40 years campaign page –http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/40kfor40years 

They are now looking at what they can do to next, so watch this space…

Check out our Facebook page for more photos and videos of the event- https://www.facebook.com/JubileeHouseCareTrust/ 

March 2017


 Inspirational Blog – Living with a Jude

A mother of a young person who uses our Outreach Service on a regular basis has created a brilliant and inspirational blog called ‘Living with a Jude’ . The blog is aimed at providing an rare insight of what is it like to live with a child who has a learning or other disability. She is hoping to inspire and reach out to as many people and families of disabled children that she can.


Previous years awards

In June 2015 we hosted ‘The Rumble Awards’ as part of a series of events organised by Pioneer Approaches in partnership with and fully funded by Hertfordshire County Council to celebrate our service users, recognising them for their own talents, personalities and characters.

The main Rumble Award Ceremony took place in July which was a fantastic evening bringing each organisation involved together to celebrate the overall winners. One of our service users Tom won the overall Champion of Champions Ultimate Rumble Award for being a ‘Ray of Sunshine’ for his positive outlook and fabulous smile, Colin won the ‘Makes Me Smile’ award and Kathy won the ‘Brave Heart’ award.

In November 2014 our student Tom won the Smile Learner Award at the Hertfordshire Care Providers Association (HCPA) Awards, where we also celebrated having two finalists in the new comer to care and inspirational leader category.

In the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards  2014 we celebrated being finalists in the People Development category.