Residential care and nursing homes

Residential care and nursing homes are for people over the age of 18 who are no longer able to live independently in their own home due to physical or learning disabilities, sight or hearing loss, frailty or illness.  In certain circumstances, short term places can be available for people who are recovering from illness after being discharged from hospital, or to give carers a break from their caring responsibilities.

Finding out more about residential or nursing homes

If you think moving to a care home in Camden or another area could be an option for you or someone you know, contact the home you are interested in and arrange a visit.  Before you visit the home, make a list of things you would like to ask the manager for more information about.

All registered residential or nursing homes are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).  You can obtain copies of each home’s CQC inspection reports by either visiting the Care Quality Commission website or visiting the care home’s website.   

You can search on Camden Care Choices for residential care or nursing homes in Camden and neighbouring boroughs.

Help with considering your options

If you are unsure about moving to a care home, you can make an appointment with Adult Social Care to receive an assessment of your needs.  The assessment may help to consider the options available to you.  Following the assessment, if you decide that a residential or nursing home is an option you would explore, Adult Social Care can provide details of homes that would best meet your needs. 

In Camden, there are seven residential or nursing homes for older people.   If you are looking for a residential or nursing home in Camden, Adult Social Care can help you find a home near to your own home or closer to family and friends.  

Help with the costs

The cost of residential and nursing homes varies, often depending on the type of facilities provided and the amount and type of care you need.  To find out if you qualify for help with care home fees, fill out a financial assessment form provided by Adult Social Care.  Contact the Access and Response Team on the phone number below to obtain the assessment form.

Care home visits by Healthwatch Camden

In 2016, Healthwatch Camden visited the seven care homes for older people in Camden.  The visits were conducted by volunteers who talked to residents, relatives and staff. 

Reports of these visits are available below and could provide you with an alternative insight into each home.


Maitland Park Care Home and Wellesley Road Care Care Home are managed in partnership with Camden Council and Shaw Healthcare

More information

For more information, contact the Adult Social Care Access and Response Team by calling 020 7974 4000 (select Option 1).

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