Care Homes provide a residential setting for people that require 24 hour care. The majority of Care Homes provide services for older people, but some offer services to Children and those with Mental or Sensory Impairments.
All Care Homes in the UK are registered, inspected and listed by the relevant authority, which in England and Wales is currently the Care Quality Commission (CQC) There are two main categories of care home; those which provide only personal care and those which also provide nursing care. In addition, some Care Homes provide specialist care, eg for Dementia or Terminal Illness
Care Homes are often run by groups. In these instances we provide the group name and details and record a link from each home to its parent organisation, but we list each home as separate entities due to each having their own considerations/services.
Type of ownership:
The database details the type of ownership of the Homes
Private Homes run by individuals, partnerships and public and private limited companies.
Voluntary Homes that are run by Charities such as The Leonard Cheshire Foundation or Mencap.
Public Homes that are run by Local Authorities and NHS Trusts
Number of beds:
We list the number of Beds for each organisation. The average size of home is approximately 20 beds, whilst only 10% have more than 50 beds. There are almost 3,000 homes with five or fewer beds. These usually provide very specific types of care, including provision for Care in the Community and, if privately owned, should not normally be regarded as commercial undertakings.