In 2011 friends of Woodlands and Hill Brow set up a charity. This charity is called Families Supporting Care, aims to help elderly people in different ways. Where possible it will be help support Residents whose funds diminish during their stay as well as supporting the local Alzheimers Café, the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice and other charities for the elderly.
The Trustees all have a close connection with the homes. It is the Trustees who decide how the funds are allocated.
The friends of Woodlands and Hill Brow are always looking for volunteers to help organise and support activities, such as a secretary and fundraisers.
Fundraising is an on-going commitment and funds raised from the café at Hill House and from events held in the homes is supplemented by a regular donation from Alison Lee and family.