The Brothers of Charity Services in Merseyside stems from the Congregation of the Brothers of Charity, which is part of an international Religious Congregation with an overall administration in Rome and with foundations in more than thirty countries around the world. The Charity was founded in Ghent, Belgium in 1807 by Canon Peter Joseph Triest (the St Vincent de Paul of Belgium).
The name ‘Brothers of Charity’ was given to the Brothers not by their Founder but by the people of Ghent where they first served amongst the poor and the neglected elderly.
The Brothers of Charity came to England in the late 19th century and developed services for Children at at Thingwall Hall, Broadgreen, Liverpool in 1903. Since the late 1950’s the Brothers of Charity Services in England have concentrated exclusively on the provision of services to adults with learning disabilities in Merseyside.
In response to the choices and aspirations of those we support, a wide range of supports in a great variety of settings are now offered. These include Supported Living, Registered and Nursing Care, Dementia Support, Day Services, Floating Support, Respite Services and Community Access.
Services and support are provided to people regardless of their religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation or race. In the United Kingdom, the Brothers of Charity specialise in services for adults with learning disabilities.