Care Home Database

Introduction to Care Homes:

Care Homes in the UK offer residential care around the clock, predominantly catering to older individuals, though some facilities specialize in services for children and those with mental or sensory impairments. These homes fall under strict oversight, with all facilities registered, inspected, and listed by relevant authorities like the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in England and Wales.

Categories of Care Homes:

Care homes are broadly categorized into those providing personal care only and those offering both personal and nursing care. Additionally, certain homes specialize in care for conditions such as dementia or terminal illnesses.

Operational Structures:

Many care homes are part of larger groups. Our database captures and links each home to its parent organization while also listing each facility individually to highlight unique services and operational considerations.

Ownership Types:

Private Homes: Operated by individuals, partnerships, or corporate entities, both public and private.

Voluntary Homes: Managed by charities, such as The Leonard Cheshire Foundation or Mencap.

Public Homes: Run by local authorities and NHS trusts.

Capacity and Size:

The database records the number of beds each home offers. While the average care home accommodates around 20 beds, about 10% of homes house more than 50 beds. There are also nearly 3,000 homes with five or fewer beds, often providing highly specialized care and typically operating under non-commercial terms, especially if privately owned.

Additional Profiling Details:

Care Types: Identifies the specific types of care each home provides.

CQC Rating: Lists the most recent inspection ratings from the CQC.

Number of Care Homes: Indicates the total number of facilities within each group. This database serves as a comprehensive resource for those interested in the structure and services of care homes across the UK, offering detailed insights necessary for informed decision-making in the healthcare sector.