Care homes

Types of care homes

BSL Support

The health and wellbeing of our residents is a priority. The council continues to work very closely with all providers in the borough to prevent Covid-19 infections and take prompt action if infections occur.

We are also supporting providers to safely enable people to visit their loved ones in care homes. At present, indoor visits are restricted to reduce the risk of Covid-19 in the homes.  We are actively  working with care homes to expand visiting opportunities where this can be done safely. If you would like to visit someone in a care home, please contact the home for more information.

Care homes provide:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Assistance with personal care 24hrs/day.

There are two main types of care homes:

  1. Residential Care - Care homes without nursing care
    If the person has any nursing needs, assistance may be provided by the District Nursing Service visiting whenever they are needed.
  2. Nursing Care - Care homes with nursing care
    Qualified nursing staff are on duty 24 hours per day.

All care homes are registered and regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) which splits both types of care by age and need.


  • 0-17
  • 18-65
  • Over 65.


  • Dementia/Alzheimers (sometimes known as EMI)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mental Health
  • Learning Disability
  • Physical Disability
  • Sensory Disability.