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Care homes (residential and nursing)

Care home accommodation and support options available if you or someone you know is no longer able to remain at home safely.


Search for a care home

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 residential care homes.

Search for older people's housing (sheltered housing and extra care schemes).


Choose a care home

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.

Questions to ask.

Inspections & standards.


Paying for your care in a home

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.

Paying for your care.


Download our guide

Our Guide to Residential and Nursing Care gives more advice about choosing and paying for residential or nursing care.


Other options

Help at home.

Extra care housing are self contained flats and bungalows with onsite care staff

St Luke's hospice provide care for terminally ill people


Comments and complaints

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.

  • Modified: Oct 6, 2016 2:30:52 PM