To better reflect the charity’s ongoing activities and the provision of social, rather than medical care, the organisation was renamed Mission Care. Also in this year, Morton House, a newly built home at Lewisham Park, was opened to provide care for up to 25 older people in the Lewisham borough.
Mission Care’s charity shop, Brix, was opened in Chatterton Road, Bromley, by two ladies who were inspired after reading a fundraising leaflet for Homefield. The leaflet had asked residents to donate a ‘barrowful of bricks’ so the name Brix was chosen as a play on words with the x representing the unknown element of purchasing an item from a charity shop.
Homefield reopened after being rebuilt to improve the quality of the facilities and also the environment. Also in this year, Mission Care obtained Willett House, a nursing home in Chislehurst.
Trustees of 10 Love Walk in Camberwell asked Mission Care to take over the running and responsibility of the home which served younger people with physical disabilities and other needs.