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Care for our older residents

Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) announce special COVID-19 measures

London, 19 March 2020

The Order of Malta has many activities around the country which include caring for the vulnerable, and especially the elderly.

Our Care Homes

The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) runs 70 care homes in four counties, caring for 3500 residents, as well as providing some assisted living accommodation. The most stringent measures are in place to protect the residents at this time. They are constantly reviewed as matters change. We are currently restricting visitors, as our priority is the safety and wellbeing of residents, their loved ones, colleagues and visitors in our services.

From Friday 20th March the OJSCT enquiry line 0800 988 8133 is manned 7 days a week 8.30am – 6pm Mon to Fri and 8.30am – 5pm at weekends. For more information:

How you can help
To learn more about the Homes and how volunteers bring welcome support, click on the video below. To volunteer – 
 Please note that there are specially defined volunteer groups in place at the moment. 

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The mission of the Order of Malta is inspired by its tradition of ‘Tuitio Fidei et Obsequium Pauperum', to assist the poor and the sick, and bear witness to the Christian faith.


The Sovereign Order of Malta is a sovereign subject of international law. The Order - which is based in Rome, in via Condotti - has its own Government, an independent magistracy, and bilateral diplomatic relations with 110 countries.


The Order of St John of Jerusalem is one of the oldest institutions of Western and Christian civilisation. Present in Palestine in around 1048, it is a lay religious Order, traditionally of military, chivalrous, noble nature.