The Pimpernel Trust is a registered charity offering advice and assistance on medical, welfare and accommodation problems to former British diplomatic service and intelligence community personnel, and to serving staff and partners for their elderly relatives.

What we do

We offer an advice and information service about care at home, retirement & nursing homes and on financial matters. We maintain a database of recommended care homes and can access other databases. We can also refer people to grant-giving organisations.

We give support to carers.

We fund a totally confidential Medical Advice Line staffed by qualified nurses. Please contact the office for the number and other details.

We run a network of volunteers who tell us about care homes in their local area and will visit clients who are lonely or isolated.

How to access our services
Much of our information and advice is available on this website. (See the Publications tab above) as well as in hard copy. Order hard copies from the office.

There is no membership subscription for the Trust. Our services are free but donations are welcome. If you would like to receive our newsletter by post and access a range of services, then please register with us by contacting our

How we are run
Our office in London is managed and run by a coordinator, working with the support of a number of volunteers.
The charity is overseen by seven trustees, who bring a range of welfare and other suitable expertise to its management.

Please note that our information and advice is tailored for the elderly living in the United Kingdom

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