Calpe House Charitable Trust

Comfort and support for patients and families

Going into hospital is daunting. When you’re far from home, like the thousands of Gibraltarians that travel to London for treatment every year, it can be an even tougher experience. Calpe House was set up in 1991 to provide Gibraltarian patients and their families a warm, friendly place they could stay for free, instead of having to organise hotels. The ‘home from home’ was made possible by the generosity of the people of Gibraltar and help from the Gibraltar Government. In 2011, the inside of Calpe House was in desperate need of an update. Kusuma Trust provided £27,240 to fund essential renovations and improve the experience of the hundreds of people who stayed every year. Over the last few years, the original building became too small to cope with demand and Calpe House moved to a larger property in 2018.

  • The Calpe House Charitable Trust runs a home for patients from Gibraltar who come to London for treatment.
  • Every year, the Gibraltar Health Authority refers hundreds of people to stay at Calpe House, including people diagnosed with cancer, having cardiac operations and recovering from kidney transplants.
  • Between 1991 and 2016, more than 6,000 patients spent time at Calpe House.
“We recognise the important role Calpe House has played in the lives of many Gibraltarians. It’s an institution that helps to support the community when they are most vulnerable. With this in mind, Kusuma Trust wanted to help fund the essential renovation of the interior of the building.”
Michelle Tosso, Country Manager, Kusuma Trust Gibraltar

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