Yorkshire Miners’ Welfare Convalescent Homes
(Registered Charity No. – 230638) The Lynwood Convalescent Home, Scarborough
YMWCH provide Monday to Saturday convalescent breaks at their Lynwood Convalescent Home in Scarborough. The home is open to mineworkers, former mineworkers and their wives/widows who are in need of a recuperative break as a result of an illness or operation. Eligibility for admission is based on the number of years’ service within the Yorkshire Coalfield.
Scarborough is a pretty east-coast resort with two sandy bays, a historic castle, a harbour, shopping, golf, theatres, cinemas and many other facilities. The Lynwood is located in the North Bay area of Scarborough, close to Peasholm Park and is within walking distance of both the town centre and the beach. A maximum of 38 guests can be accommodated in single, twin and double-bedded rooms in first and second floor accommodation. There are no ground floor rooms but the Home does have a lift to both floors and a purpose-built disabled bedroom. Additionally, several rooms have a ‘wet room’ facility. Coach transport is provided from various pick-up points around the Yorkshire region. Admission to the home is primarily based on need relating to medical conditions.
The 2014 season commences on 10 February with two themed "Country and Western" weeks and will close on 12 December after the traditional "Tinsel and Turkey" breaks.
For further details and an application form please contact YMWCH at CISWO’s Yorkshire Office on 01977 703384. Please ask for Barbara or Elizabeth. The Lynwood Leaflet and application form can be accessed via the links below.
Derbyshire Miners' Convalescent Home, Skegness
The Miners' Convalescent Home has enjoyed a seafront location in Skegness since 1939 and the home became as much a part of the everyday life of the average Derbyshire miner as any other aspect of the industry. On the of 4th January 2005, under a Charity Commission Scheme the Home was transferred to CISWO and now forms part of the CISWO Charity. This move was to help preserve the facility and safeguard it's future. Major strides have been made and the continuing challenge is to maintain the proud mining heritage of the Derbyshire Miners and continue to provide holidays for the East Midlands Coalfields as a whole both now and in the future.
The home is open to all with mining background, please call 01754 764673 or 764127.
Court Royal Convalescent Home, Bournemouth
The Court Royal convalescent home for the South Wales Mining Industry has long been a favourite place for miners' families looking for a friendly place to stay and is situated on the sea front within yards of the Bournemouth pier, beach and gardens. There are twenty one twin bedded rooms and four single rooms along with superb sea views. There is a lift to all floors and the home boasts an excellent games room, two large lounges, a spacious balcony terrace and dining room offering a well prepared choice of meals.
Interested applicants should contact the South Wales office for more details on 01443 485233
|Scottish Mining Convalescent Trust, Culross
The largest Convalescent Home still operating in Scotland is at Culross, Fife and is attractively set in its own grounds overlooking the Firth of Forth. The Home is within walking distance of the National Trust Village of Culross and is on a regular bus route to both Dunfermline and Stirling. It has accommodation for up to 70 persons, within 13 double rooms and 11 four bed rooms, some of which can accommodate people with disabilities. The facility also has a lift. There has been an average of 10 intakes over 20 weeks, accommodating up to 700 beneficiaries per season.
As CISWO does not manage Culross, details of how to apply for admission can be obtained by contacting the Secretary : Mrs Roberta Black, Secretary, Scottish Mining Convalescent Trust, Blair Castle, Culross, Fife KY12 8JW. Tel No: 01383 880307. Website
Lothian Minerworkers' Convalescent Trust, Gullane
The Lothians Mineworkers Convalescent Home is a particularly impressive homely lodge house and cottage in Gullane, East Lothian, adjacent to sand dunes, a beach and overlooking Muirfield Golf Course. It is within walking distance of the town centre and there is a regular bus service to North Berwick, Musselburgh and Edinburgh. It has accommodation for up to 37 persons within 16 bedrooms which vary in size e.g. 2 single, 10 double, 2 triple, 1, 4 bed and 1, 5 bed.
Thanks to voluntary contributions mainly from the Miners Welfare Schemes in the Lothians, sufficient funds have been generated between income from investments and donations to operate the Home for a 12 week, 6 intake, Summer season accommodating around 200 beneficiaries each year.
Further details on admission can be obtained by contacting the Secretary of the Home: Ella Egan, Secretary, Whatton Lodge, Hill Road, Gullane, East Lothian. Tel No: 01620 842278.