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Care and residential homes in Plymouth

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Care and residential homes provide accommodation and personal care, such as help with:

  • washing
  • dressing
  • taking medicines
  • going to the toilet

Some care homes also offer activities, such as day trips.

View the care home directory of local services and organisations

When to consider a care home

Before choosing a care home for you or someone you know, it's worth considering all of the options.

What is the difference between a care home and a nursing home?

There are 2 main types of home; care / residential homes and nursing homes.

Choosing a care home

You can choose to pay for care yourself if you're able to afford it or the council might be able to help.

How to decide if a care home is right for you

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulates all health and adult social care in England and is a good place to start.

How much does a care home cost?

Nursing homes usually cost more than residential homes as they provide nursing care.

CQC care home ratings

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulates all health and adult social care in Plymouth.

Complain about a care home

You may need to make a complaint about a care home if you're not happy with the quality of care you or someone you know is receiving.

Notice to other local authorities arranging out-of-area placements in Plymouth

Once a placement has been agreed upon in principle and the placing Authority has identified a potential provider in Plymouth, they should immediately contact Plymouth City Council, QAIT (Quality, Assurance and Improvement) Team to confirm the intention, potential date and care home.

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