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Frequently Asked Questions

Rest and study 

How much is Rest & Study? 
£80.00 a day including full board or £400.00 per week. This rate is subsidised by Hawthorne Trust Ltd as a thank you to branch church members for their support over many years. 

Fees and funding 

What is the cost of Christian Science nursing care at Charton Manor? 
The daily room and board rate which includes all meals, drinks and snacks, and laundry service is £105.00. Nursing care is charged at £40.00 per hour. 

What if I cannot afford the fees? 
We ask that patients contribute only what they can reasonably afford. Grants for the balance may be available from Hawthorne Trist Limited on application.

What is the procedure for applying for a grant? 
The Administrator will provide you with an application form which asks you a few questions about your income and outgoings. This information is treated in the strictest of confidence and no member of the Christian Science nursing staff or Board have access to this information.

Declaration of income and outgoings 

Why do I have to declare my income and outgoings? 
Because Hawthorne Trust is a registered charity. The Trustees of Hawthorne Trust have a statutory obligation to ensure that grants only go to those in need. 

What if I have savings? Does that disqualify me from applying for a grant? 
Having savings does NOT disqualify you from receiving a grant. 

How much do I have to have in savings before I am ineligible for a grant? 
It depends on your income and outgoings. Every situation is unique. As a rule of thumb, Charton Manor will want to satisfy themselves that when it is time for you to go home you can continue to support yourself financially in the way you did before coming to Charton Manor.

Length of grant; repayment 

How long are grants available for? 
The length of grants depends on the resources that Hawthorne Trust has at any given time and is at the discretion of the Trustees of Hawthorne Trust. 

Do I have to repay the financial assistance I receive? 
No. Should your financial circumstances change you may like to make a donation to Hawthorne Trust which can go towards benefiting someone else in the future. 


Length of stay 

How long can one stay at Charton Manor? 
For as long as you have a nursing need and are actively working with a Journal-listed practitioner to overcome your  need for Christian Science nursing care. 

Eligibility for Christian Science nursing care 

Do I have to be a member of The Mother Church or a branch church to receive Christian Science nursing care? 
No. You do however need to have engaged the services of a Christian Science practitioner, listed in the current issue of The Christian Science Journal, who is willing to support your application for Christian Science nursing care.

Do I have to have a Christian Science practitioner whose name is listed in The Christian Science Journal? 
Yes, and you are responsible for paying their fees. 

How long must I have been free of medication before I can apply for Christian Science nursing care? 
It depends on the nature of the medication and is at the absolute discretion of the Admissions Committee. As a rule of thumb, a prospective patient will need to demonstrate their freedom from dependency on medication for a reasonable length of time. 

What if I was admitted to hospital through no fault of my own and was administered medication? 
Again it is dependent on the prospective patient’s ability to demonstrate their freedom from dependency on the drugs they were administered. 


How do I apply for admission to Charton Manor? 
If your need is urgent please call 01322 863116 and ask to speak to the Charge Christian Science Nurse. Alternatively, download the Christian Science Nursing Care or Rest & Study Application Forms from this site and either fax it to us on 01322 866248, or post it (address below). 


Is transport available to get to Charton Manor? 
Yes, in most cases and for an additional charge.