Life at Evington Home

Fulfilled Living

In every one of our homes and schemes we express God’s love through compassion and care that helps people live life to the full - fulfilled living.

We appreciate that each resident has their own individual interests, hobbies and pastimes, and we endeavour to support our residents to maintain this important part of their lives. Our residents are encouraged to lead the lifestyle that they choose, doing as much or as little as they want. People can choose to take part in activities such as the regular arm chair salsa or can simply choose to put their feet up with a daily paper (by arrangement) or a good book from the County Library which visits every month, or from the home’s own collection.

Our Christian background is at the heart of both our values and our actions. At Evington Home we try to create a community where Christian worship, prayer and support are a core part of daily life. We have morning devotions Monday - Friday, a Sunday afternoon service and a monthly communion service, all taken by a variety of local speakers and clergy. There are a number of churches of various denominations within easy reach of the home. A team of ‘Friends’ of the home support and befriend our residents by coming to see them on a regular basis.

Around the Home

Set in a quiet residential location, Evington Home backs onto Evington park, which boasts 44 acres of trees, gardens, wildlife ponds and open grassed areas, - accessible by both foot and wheelchair. There is a bus stop at the end of the street which offers excellent transport links to Leicester city centre, about three miles away, and train station. The home is a pleasant, level walk from the village which has a variety of shops and a library.

Having recently undergone a major refurbishment, the Evington home is a modern care home with 30 en-suite rooms that house television and telephone points, the majority of which have either garden or park views. The secure, wheelchair friendly, landscaped garden, which has both paved and grassed areas, raised flower beds, relaxing water wall and pond, is accessed from the main lounge.

There are several bathrooms with assisted baths and a walk in shower. The dining room and main lounge room are both located on the ground floor. There are a further two, smaller lounges on the first floor, accessible by the passenger lifts. Families often enjoy hosting special occasions for their relative privately in these lounges.

We enjoy showing visitors around the home, but request that if this is the purpose of your visit you call us first to arrange a suitable time. This allows us to allocate a member of staff to answer your questions. Relatives and friends are welcome to visit at any time during the day, and there is the opportunity to purchase a meal in the home if they wish to do so, by prior arrangement.  


30 residential care places.

Other facilities

  • Secure Gardens
  • Lift
  • Activities Programme
  • Assisted Bathrooms
  • Wheelchair access

Further Information

Close to public transport and the M1 Motorway

Online Tour

Take a brief tour of our Evington Home by clicking on the video below.



Registered Care Manager  -  Jeanette Davis

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Registered Care Manager  -  Paula Cashmore 

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Business Manager  -  Mark Dillamore

Mark is a committed Christian with a passion to serve older people and promote the valuable contribution they make. He has worked in a variety of industries over a 30 year career including aviation, publishing and IT and brings a wealth of experience as well as fresh ideas and new perspectives to his role. 

Mark has recently relocated to Leicestershire from west London. He has been married to Caroline for 30 years and they have four grown up children.

Contacts & Location

The Evington Home, Grocot Road, Evington, Leicester  LE5 6AB

Tel:       0300 303 1455

Email:   [email protected]

How to find us:

By Car

The Evington home is 7 miles from the M1 junction 21 and 9 miles from the A46.

By Train/Bus

Leicester train station is about 3 miles from the home, and the nearest bus stop is Leicester, Evington, Grocot Rd (stop code: lecdgtaw), Services 22, 22A, 22B

Governance Information

In order to reduce the charities' governance and administration costs, on 21st December 2016 we re-registered our care homes with CQC under the name of Pilgrims' Friend Society.  Previously this home was registered under the name of Pilgrim Homes. None of our staff, management or ways of working in the home changed as a result.

The results of the most recent inspection by CQC under the old registration of Pilgrim Homes can be seen by clicking on the CQC link and looking at the “old profile”.