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:

 

Housing and care homes

4 Records in Residential and nursing care homes filtered by Key words "charities and voluntary".

  • Hospice UK

    Hospice UK, 34-44 Britannia Street, London, WC1X 9JG

    Telephone: 020 7520 8200

    Description: Hospice UK is the national voice of hospice services and it provides information about hospice care, a range of grants for individuals and organisations, and it helps to improve hospice care.

  • MacIntyre

    602 South Seventh Street, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 2JA

    Telephone: 01908 230 100

    Description: MacIntyre is a national charity that provides learning, support and care for adults and children with learning disabilities, at centres across the UK.

  • Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People

    Leatherhead Court, Woodlands Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 0BN

    Telephone: 01372 841100

    Description: This foundation (QEF) is a charity that works to help people with physical disabilities and learning disabilities or acquired brain injuries to gain new skills and increase their independence.

  • 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.