Who We Are Our Local Promise Our Local Promise Lench's Trust is committed, as an almshouse charity, to work with local communities to provide housing solutions which respond to the needs of older people in Birmingham. The Trust will: - Promote the development of inclusive communities in which older people will be able to maintain their dignity and independence. - Promote choice for older people through access to housing and supported services which are person-centred. The above commitment is enshrined in the Trust's Governance Documents and in its operating policies which are under constant review to ensure we remain attuned to a changing environment - including raising expectations of our beneficiaries. As a charity, Lench's Trust has a strong relationship with its beneficiaries who are its raison d'etre and we have therefore developed a number of ways by which our beneficiaries are involved in the work of the Trust. This includes a Scrutiny Panel made up of residents to our schemes which is responsible for monitoring and auditing how the Trust meets its obligations.