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We are here to help you find a care home that's right for your needs  

Please use the search box above to find care homes in your area of interest - or click below and we'd be pleased to put together a free shortlist of care homes for you. You can also chat and call us to speak confidentially with our friendly team.

We are exceptionally proud to bring you the UK's largest and most detailed directory of care homes and nursing homes for elder people, and to offer you a truly independent and free service.

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Let our expert team of advisors get your Care Home search off to a great start.  

Tell us a little about your needs and we'll send you a bespoke shortlist of Care Homes! Click the button below to begin, it takes just a few minutes.

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What is a care home?

Residential care home

This is a type of purpose-built accommodation for older people who need a moderate amount of personal care.

All care homes differ on the facilities that are provided but typically a residential care home has staff that provide support with getting dressed, washing and bathing, administering medicine, laundry, cleaning and cooking meals.

Nursing home

A nursing home has qualified staff that provide round the clock assistance for the residents in their care.

A acre home with nursing may have facilities that accommodate for very specific or complex needs. Older people with serious physical disabilities, for example, might receive specialist support at a Nursing Home.

Care homes that specialise in dementia

Residential and nursing care homes may offer care for residents with dementia but not all.

A care home that specialises in dementia provides attentive support from qualified nurses with experience in caring for people with severe dementia.

They might specifically cater for the needs of older people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia including but not limited to:

  • frontotemporal dementia
  • mild cognitive impairment
  • posterior cortical atrophy
  • primary progressive aphasia
  • vascular dementia

Care homes with respite

A short stay in a care home provides support for older adults who may need recovery and respite. 

Respite care can provide a well-needed break for individuals for many, complex reasons. For example, after surgery or illness, personal care that includes assistance with bathing, eating, exercising and medication administration can be a great relief.

Short respite stays can be found via our search portal by filtering for care homes with “daily respite care".

How much does a care home cost in 2024?

Watch our short video about the average care home prices in the UK or browse home care providers near you using the search directory above for specific costs.

Ask Autumna to find a care home

If you feel your loved one may require a care home, or perhaps you're searching for yourself, Autumna can help save you time and stress.

Claim your FREE personalised list of care homes or call 01892 335 330 to speak to a member of our team. They can listen to what you need from a care home, assist with your search and provide advice on how to pay for care.

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A sympathetic, helpful ear at a stressful time. That phone call helped us make progress in the hunt for somewhere for Dad without spending hours on the phone or searching online. So much easier to be presented with a list and know that initial contacts were being made whilst we could concentrate on Dad in hospital and his partner at home. Thank you!


You made the process of finding a care home suited to our needs very much easier. It is such a daunting task and the homes that have contacted me all met our criteria.


Autumna were very helpful on the phone and then sent me a fair list of care homes to choose from. I am now close to making a decision. Thank you for your guidance!


An appropriate care home shortlist helped demystify a very difficult search as there are so many homes in the area.


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