This West London charity approached Maria Brenton in 2006 to enquire how the OWCH experiment might relate to their interest in self-determining communities of older people. This was the beginning of a happy relationship which has lasted to the present day. First the Trust funded Maria’s time and OWCH running expenses for many years. Finally, the Trust made a generous capital grant to Housing for Women for the social rental flats when it became clear that a Housing Grant would not be forthcoming. It also provided funds to the OWCH group to ensure a high quality communal setting.