The William Gibson Trust
The William Gibson Trust is a charitable trust, established in 1862 with the objective of providing much needed care for the elderly in St Andrews. It was later extended to include the whole of Fife. Since the home was opened in the early 1880s, Gibson House has served the Trust well. However, the impact of new regulations and, importantly, the wishes and needs of residents has changed and as a result the trustees have been actively seeking new premises within St Andrews for the last 17 years.
Dorothea Morrison, Chairperson of the William Gibson Trust said:-
"This proposal would allow us to provide inclusive, exceptional care for the elderly with high quality accommodation that includes en suite bathrooms and improved communal spaces and gardens. Facilities of this kind would provide a level of independence for our residents and allow our team to continue to provide excellent care.
As with our present care home, we wish to continue to be a responsible neighbour. We are extremely grateful that the owners of 92 Hepburn Gardens wish their property to be used as a legacy project for St Andrews. We believe this proposal will provide a high standard care home provision for the elderly, at an ideal location within the town of St Andrews and allow us to continue to provide the excellent care for which Gibson House is well known in a turnkey facility."