Residential and nursing care homes

Residential and nursing care homes

A care home is a place to live that also offers personal care services to the people living in the home. For many people, getting a little extra support helps them to stay living independently at home. You might like to look in the care and support area if you're looking for a little extra help.

For some people, sheltered housing or supported housing can be good choices that can help them stay as independent as possible. If it's too difficult to manage living independently, some people feel they need to move to a care home to get the specialist help they need. If you feel that a care home is the best option, there are two main types of home that you could look at: 

  • Residential care homes offer a place to live and personal care services, including meals 
  • Nursing care homes offer nursing care services as well as a place to live and personal care services 

You can find many care homes and nursing homes in the list below as well as places to get more information, like the Care Quality Commission, which regulates and checks care services. NHS Choices provides information on every registered care home in England. Visit the NHS Choices website to find a care home, view ratings and reviews, or add a rating or review about a home.

Finding and paying for residential care

Read more about finding a care home and paying for residential care to find out when the council may be able to help, the different options, and important things to think about. For more information and impartial guidance about finding and paying for a care home and what you might need to consider, you could start with:

care and support

3 Records in Residential and nursing care homes filtered by Key words "care services".

  • Care Quality Commission

    CQC, Citygate, Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4PA

    Telephone: 03000 616161

    Description: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

  • Dormy House

    Ridgemount Road, Sunningdale, Berkshire, SL5 9RL

    Telephone: 01344 872 211 (for all enquiries)

    Description: Dormy House is a care home with nursing for older people, which means it offers residential care home services and nursing care.

  • Thomas Pocklington Trust

    Pier House, 90 Strand on the Green, London, W4 3NN

    Telephone: 020 8995 0880

    Description: Thomas Pocklington Trust is a registered charity that provides housing, care and support for people with sight loss in the UK.