Residential care services

Residential care is for people who are unable to live by themselves. Our Christian care homes are wonderful, caring places where older people can live fulfilled lives. We are able to provide services ranging from room and board, housekeeping, and supervision to personal care assistance including support with personal hygiene, dressing, eating, and walking. Although we do not provide nursing care, the services we have in place at our residential homes mean that we are able to look after most of the people who want to come and live with us. 

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What we do is centred around each resident, what they want to do and how they want us to help. An initial assessment and discussion is written up in the form of an Individualised Service Plan of care (ISP) that is constantly monitored and updated. This means that – even as things change over time – each resident (and their family) can be sure that they are receiving the most appropriate care and support.

All our residential care homes have a caring family atmosphere and are staffed 24 hours a day with suitably qualified and trained care staff. All personal care needs, including administration of medications and Dementia Care, can be met. District Nurses support our Care Staff as and when needed.

We have many years' experience of supporting people coming into residential care, and helping people come to terms with this major change in their lives.

If we can't look after someone really well then we will say so as part of our initial discussions and we may be able to signpost people to somewhere else that can. Our Christian care directory includes some homes which do offer nursing care.

Specific eligibility criteria

Pilgrims' Friends Society homes are designed for people who want to live in a Christian environment where Christian worship, prayer and support is a core part of daily life, and where the senior staff are themselves Christians. If this is you, them we welcome your application. 

To makes sure that we can deliver a Christian environment we require people living with us to be sympathetic to our Christian ethos and over 60 years old for retirement housing, or over 65 years of age.

Some of our homes are held within a trust that requires us to make sure that people are wanting to live with us are in active agreement with our Christian ethos and have a personal testimony consistent with what we believe. The descriptions of each home will make it clear whether or not these specific additional eligibility criteria apply.