Friends of Connaught Court
Friends of Connaught Court
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enhancing the lives of residents at Connaught Court.
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It's our BIGGER than ever Summer Fayre on
Saturday 8th June 2024 at 12.30pm
... and everyone is invited!


We have a free to enter, fun filled afternoon for the whole family, so come on over to Fulford, York, YO10 4FA for a great time.

The Summer Fayre is a really big day for everyone at Connaught Court Care Home and it is our main opportunity to raise funds for our charity which enhances the wellbeing of all residents at Connaught Court. Entry is FREE and there's lots for all of the family to enjoy, including:

- Craft stalls
- Games to play
- Live music entertainment
- Vintage car and motorcycle rally
- Beer tent and Gin bar
- Hot food
- Free parking (off Fulford Place)

We're really looking forward to seeing you all again ... and remember

the fun starts at 12.30 pm on Saturday 8th June 2024 - see you there!


Situated in extensive parkland close to York City centre Connaught Court was purpose built by the RMBI and opened in 1971, the land having been donated by the Province of Yorkshire West Riding in 1967. The home is registered to provide residential nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 90 residents.


The home has two Dementia Support Houses; Fred Crosland House has its own enclosed outdoor space including a summer house, courtyard and sensory garden, providing specialist care and support for up to 10 people whilst Knavesmire has two sensory gardens and 16 bedrooms. People who choose an RMBI Home have the security of knowing that they have a home for life, even if their financial circumstances change – as long as their needs can still be supported. The home is supported by the Provinces of Yorkshire West Riding, Yorkshire North and East Ridings and Lincolnshire.


The Association, which was established in 1973, is a registered charity entirely independent of the RMBI and consists of freemasons from the Provinces of Yorkshire West Riding, Yorkshire North and East Ridings and Lincolnshire, together with representatives from Castlegate Ladies. There are a set number of Members of the Executive Committee all of whom are put forward by their respective Provinces together with certain Co-opted Members who perform specific tasks within the Committee. Additionally the Manager and Activities Co-Ordinator of Connaught Court are also Executive Committee Members. In addition to the Executive Committee there are also Life Members who become so by application and by paying a one off fee (currently a minimum of £10.00). Life Members are encouraged to attend the AGM of the Association and are able, should they so desire, to offer assistance by befriending and or assisting with the care of the residents.



Provincial Almoners have recently been made aware of a special offer in place at Connaught Court, which we hope will be of interest to members.
The Home is rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission (CSC) and provides residential care, nursing and residential dementia support for up to 94 people. Currently, any Freemasons (or their family members) who move into the Home can receive four weeks’ stay for the price of three, for the first three months (the person must be self-funding). Our full CSC rating can be found here
If you have any queries, the home's Manager, Marinda Adinalp, would be happy to hear from you; you can contact her on 01904 626238. You can also get in touch with the RMBI Care Co's Residents’ Placement Manager, Debbie Hollands at if you have a general query regarding the admission process.

Connaught Court receives 'Outstanding' rating from Care Quality Commission 

Connaught Court in Fulford, York, has received an overall rating of 'Outstanding' following a recent inspection of the care home by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in December 2022.

The Home, which provides residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 94 residents, is described by CQC as offering an “exceptionally” effective and well led service which is ‘outstanding’. The inspection also found that the Home is a safe place to live and that staff are responsive and caring towards residents.

This means Connaught Court is now one of just a handful of care homes within the Vale of York to be rated ‘Outstanding’. It is also the third RMBI Care Co. Home to be assessed as ‘Outstanding’.

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