Care home accommodation and support options available if you or someone you know is no longer able to remain at home safely.
Residential homes offer the same care and help that you could get if a relative or friend looked after you. Staff in a care home can help you with washing and dressing, at meal times and with going to the toilet.
In some homes staff can support you to gain skills that help you to be independent. A district nurse makes regular visits to care homes.
Search for older people's housing (sheltered housing and extra care schemes).
Visit the home with your family or friends.
There’s a trial period of up to 4 weeks before you finally make up your mind.
We'll help you to pay the fees for residential care if we think this is the kind of help you need, and if we think you can’t afford to pay for it yourself.
Our Guide to Residential and Nursing Care gives more advice about choosing and paying for residential or nursing care.
Guide to residential and nursing care - June 2016
Extra care housing are self contained flats and bungalows with onsite care staff
St Luke's hospice provide care for terminally ill people
If you have any comments or suggestions about a home please tell the staff, manager or matron at the home.
Many homes have a ‘residents committee’ where you can put forward your ideas.
You can also contact the Care Quality Commission.