Care homes

Types of care homes

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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.