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

50 Records in Residential and nursing care homes.

  • Chegworth Nursing Home

    23 Downs Side, Cheam, Surrey, SM2 7EH

    Telephone: 020 8642 9453

    Description: This a care home that provides nursing care for up 37 older people and has trained staff on duty 24 hours a day.

  • Collingwood Court - Nursing Care Homes

    Nelson's Row, Clapham, London, SW4 7JR

    Telephone: 020 3432 2968

    Description: This is a purpose-built care home provided by Bupa that also offers nursing care, specialist dementia care, respite care, and palliative services.

  • 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.

  • Duchesne House - Care Homes

    Aubyn Square, Roehampton Lane, London, SW15 5ND

    Telephone: 020 8878 8282

    Description: This is a care home for 22 older women, which provides personal care to sisters of the Society of the Sacred Heart religious order.

  • Elwin Lodge - Care Homes

    58 Fishponds Road Tooting London, SW17 7LG

    Telephone: 020 8767 9678

    Description: Elwin Lodge is a small care home with space for two people with learning or physical disabilities.

  • FirstStop Care Advice

    Telephone: 0800 377 7070

    Description: FirstStop is an independent, free service providing advice and information for older people, their families and carers about housing and care options in later life.

  • George Potter House - Nursing Care Homes

    130 Battersea High Street, Battersea, London, SW11 3JR

    Telephone: 020 7223 3224

    Description: This is a care home, which also offers nursing care, with 69 places for older people and people with dementia.

  • Harding House - Care Homes

    70 Wandsworth Common Northside, Wandsworth, London, SW18 2QX

    Telephone: 020 8870 3653

    Description: This is a care home for 10 men or women who are Deaf and have mental health difficulties.

  • Haydons Lodge - Care Homes

    6c & 6d North Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1DB

    Telephone: 020 8543 4027

    Description: Haydons Lodge is a residential care home for up to six adults (aged 18-64) who have experienced long-term mental health problems or learning disabilities.

  • Heritage Care Centre - Nursing Care Homes

    30 Gearing Close, London, SW17 6DJ

    Telephone: 020 8682 9050

    Description: This is a purpose-built care home with nursing for 72 residents, including older people (37 places) and people with dementia (35 places).