Thinking about a relative moving into a residential care home or a nursing home can be a difficult and emotional experience. You will want to do your best to ensure your relative receives good quality care to meet their needs and that they will be happy and comfortable. Find out about all aspects of choosing a care home with our checklists.

Find a care home using our care services directory searchable by postcode across the UK.

If you're wondering what kind of help would be best for your relative or friend, our Care advice tool can give you some guidance about housing options, day-to-day living arrangements and how to pay for care.

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Useful organisations and websites

For choosing care homes we have collected in one place the most relevant organisations and charities for your reference. We explain who they are and give you phone numbers and website addresses.
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