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58 High Street
Thames Ditton


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Profile Strength
Excellent 96%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia | Respite
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £1,950.00
Regulator's Rating Good
Meet The Manager

Rose O'Mara is Home Manager at Home of Compassion.

I have spent the last 22 years of my career in the care sector. Home of Compassion will be my 8th home as a registered manager.

I first started in 1999 in domiciliary care as a field supervisor. I have been a registered manager since 2002 and managed residential, dementia and nursing homes prior to joining Home of Compassion.

As Home Manager I enjoy the variety and challenges which each day brings at a care home. I am looking forward to bringing some fresh ideas to Home of Compassion and to welcome back residents and relatives through our doors.
It is my responsibility to ensure that our residents receive the best care possible, that they are listened to and that their needs are met. It is also important that my staff are supported in their role to assist our residents. It is a team effort, and we all need to be working together to ensure the development of the home is the best it can be for its residents, relatives and staff.

Rose O'Mara

Home of Compassion Care Home is a Grade II* listed mansion house combining superb care with elegant surroundings and a riverside setting in Thames Ditton. Our home sets the standard in care home living. We pride ourselves on our exceptional, 24-hour nursing, residential and dementia care, practiced by our own team of leading professionals, and exceptional hospitality for up to 78 residents in sumptuous surroundings.

The Grade II* listed mansion house was built in 1786 for the Hon. Charlotte Boyle Walsingham. The decorative interior work was carried out by her daughter, who was skilled in ‘verre eglomise’, and still in existence are the gilded engraved gold leaf panels in the first floor library. During the late 17th and 18th centuries the home played host to famous politicians and writers.

We understand that dementia is different for everyone, so the care our residents receive is too. We train every member of our team so residents, families and their carers, can be surrounded by personalised support with our unique ‘Living In My World’ Training. We are proud to be the only care home group in the UK to have our own training which is accredited by City and Guilds. It highlights the importance of meaningful activities and a stimulating environment for people living with dementia, as well as addressing clinical aspects of care.

Our ‘Food in My World’ training, also accredited by City and Guilds provides our hospitality team and chefs with the skills and knowledge to stimulate senses and increase creativity in the cooking and presentation of food. This can provide a much improved dining experience for residents living with dementia and or dysphagia.

Located in the heart of Thames Ditton Village with its array of shops, boutiques and cafes, Home of Compassion occupies a fantastic position with easy access to central London. There are shops and restaurants in nearby Kingston upon Thames, Esher and Surbiton, as well as the lovely green spaces of Hampton Court Park and Bushy Park, for our residents and their families to enjoy.

Home of Compassion operates an open visiting policy, where residents and loved ones may visit at convenient times for them.

Virtual Tour
Home of Compassion
Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Complex Care, Convalescence, End of Life, High Dependency, Independent Living, Palliative, Personal care, Rehabilitation, Support for Couples.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Electronic Medication Management, Injection, Suppository.
Nursing Specialisms Bariatric care, Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Crohn's Disease, Crohns, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, Huntington Disease, Korsakoff, Liver Disease, Lung Disease, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy (MD), Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Pain Management, Parkinson's Disease, Posterior Cortical Atrophy, Prader Willi Syndrome, Schizophrenia, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Ulcerative Colitis.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia, Severe Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Agitation / Restlessness, Challenging Behaviour, Disrupted Sleep Patterns, Mild Forgetfulness, Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Frontotemporal, Lewy Body, Mixed Dementias, Picks Disease, Vascular Dementia.
Respite Care Yes

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Sterilisation & Disinfection Devices We are using sterilisation and/or disinfection devices within our care setting.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space
Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Telephone for external calling

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Family Portal

Yes, our care home has provides families with a family portal. Find out more about Family Portals here.

Social media provides an up to date window on the activities within a provider's setting.

With the restrictions on visiting during the pandemic, social media platforms such as these offer real insight when you are choosing a provider.

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Minimum Age

LGBTQ Welcome
Our Building and Facilities

Elegant communal spaces include luxurious lounges and libraries plus; a cinema, bistro and hair salon.

Outside are stunning riverside gardens, accessible pathways and seating areas. There are lovely views across the Thames to Hampton Court Palace.

You can take a virtual tour of Home of Compassion here.

Indoor Facilities

  • Secure Entrance
  • Nurse Call System
  • Receptionist (Weekdays)
  • Receptionist (Weekends)
  • Visitors' Toilet
  • Café or Bistro on site
  • Hair Salon on site
  • Free WiFi in Communal Areas
  • Cinema Room
  • Private Dining Room
  • Activity Room
  • Assisted Bathroom
  • Assisted Shower Room
  • Library
  • Lift
  • Nurses Station
  • Physiotherapists Room
  • Quiet Lounge
  • Television Lounge
  • Conservatory/Orangery
  • Outdoor Terrace/Patio with Furniture
  • Dining Room(s)
  • Tray/Room Service
  • Self Serve Kitchenette
  • 24 Hour Snack Menu
  • Themed Food Events
  • Activity Timetable
  • Visiting Entertainment
  • External Trips
  • Memory Boxes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hand Rails
  • Dementia Orientation Signage (D)
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Hoists
  • Fire Alarm & Sprinkler System
  • Themed Reminiscence Lounge
  • Resolved Corridors (D)
  • In-House Head Chef
  • In-House Laundry
  • In-House Handyman
  • Visiting Window Cleaners
  • Visiting Landscape Gardeners
  • Visiting Library
  • Visiting Multi-Faith Clergy
  • Ambient Music
  • Computer/Tablet Access for Residents
  • Care Fee Planning Advisory Service
  • In-house Shop
  • Daily Newspapers

Outdoor Facilities

  • Car Park
  • Bike Rack
  • Extensive Grounds
  • Sensory/Dementia Garden
  • Landscaped Garden
  • Raised Beds (Gardening)
  • Near Bus Stop
  • Near Train Station
  • Bus Stop Outside
  • Historic/Listed Building
  • New Build Development
  • Urban Environment
  • Rural Environment
  • Minibus Service
  • Fully Secure Garden
  • Visit Any Day or Time

Care Facilities

  • Nutrition Plan
  • Reminiscence Therapy
  • Physiotherapist (Visiting)
  • GP (Retained)
  • Occupational Therapist (Visiting)
  • Retained Registered General Nurse (RGN)
  • Visiting District Nurses
  • Daily Cleaning Service
  • In-House Laundry
  • Qualified Dementia Care Staff
  • Trained Dementia Care Staff
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse (Visiting)
  • Hospitality Assured Accreditation
  • ISO 9001 Accreditation
  • Internal Quality Assurance Team
  • Individual Care Plan
  • Continence Advisory Service
  • Activities Co-ordinators

Is Our Home Purpose Built

The Year Our Home Was Built
1 Jan 1792

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Activities Room, Bistro, Coffee Shop / Café, Conservatory, Dining Rooms, Library, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Cinema, GP, Hairdressers, Library, Lift, Minibus, Physiotherapy.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Seating, Secure Garden, Sensory Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Individual Heating Controls.


Our Photos


Each of the bedrooms in our home is individually, beautifully decorated and furnished, complete with an en-suite bathroom.

Room Facilities

  • En-Suite Emergency Call Point
  • Level Deck Shower
  • En-Suite Basin
  • En-Suite WC & Basin
  • En-Suite WC, Basin & Shower
  • En-suite Automated Lighting
  • Free Swing Doors
  • WC/Shower Grab Rails
  • Contrast Colour Grab Rails (D)
  • Monitored Light Levels (D)
  • Nursing Bed
  • Divan Bed
  • Double Aspect Rooms Available
  • Lowered Cill Heights
  • Secure Patio Area
  • Television
  • Television with Freeview
  • Television with HD Freeview
  • Television with Cable
  • Fully Furnished
  • Bring Your Own Furniture
  • Colour Contrast Walls (D)
  • Colour Contrast Switches (D)
  • Free WiFi in Bedrooms
  • Clear Fronted Wardrobes (D)
  • Clear Fronted Drawers (D)
  • Movement Alarm (D)
  • Window Limiters
  • Padded Headboard
  • Locks on Rooms
  • Big Button Telephone
  • High Contrast Walls, Carpets (D)
  • WC Visible From Bed (D)
  • Traditional Fixtures & Fittings (D)
  • Plants (D)
  • Easy Grip Door Handles
  • Easily Coverable Mirrors (D)

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 78
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 78

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Unfurnished.

Room Facilities
Alarm, Catch up TV, Freeview TV, Internet Access, Sky/Cable TV, Telephone Point.

Our Photos

You’ll find the team here are passionate about meeting every individual’s needs, going out of their way to make Home of Compassion a place residents can call their own. Our team includes nurses and carers experienced in all types of care.

Our Team
Rose O'Mara
Rose O'Mara
Home Manager

I have spent the last 22 years of my career in the care sector. Home of Compassion will be my 8th home as a registered manager.

I first started in 1999 in domiciliary care as a field supervisor. I have been a registered manager since 2002 and managed residential, dementia and nursing homes prior to joining Home of Compassion.

As Home Manager I enjoy the variety and challenges which each day brings at a care home. I am looking forward to bringing some fresh ideas to Home of Compassion and to welcome back residents and relatives through our doors.
It is my responsibility to ensure that our residents receive the best care possible, that they are listened to and that their needs are met. It is also important that my staff are supported in their role to assist our residents. It is a team effort, and we all need to be working together to ensure the development of the home is the best it can be for its residents, relatives and staff.

Paul Tworek
Paul Tworek
Head Chef

I get to know every resident personally and their specific needs. I work closely with other teams to keep up-to-date on any changes to our residents health or nutritional needs.

Ben Frizell
Ben Frizell
Hotel Services Manager

I have a passion for delivering excellence in all that we do and ensuring we provide first class customer service to every resident and their family and friends.

Nurse Team
Nurse Team
All about Care

Our carers and nurses are highly skilled, with qualifications to manage all types of care, including residential, nursing and dementia. Within each team, we’re also able to offer specialist care for complex conditions.

Raquel Pena Aristizabal
Raquel Pena Aristizabal
Health and Wellbeing Lead

I have a background in fine art and design, which I put to good use through my role. My real passion is in helping others and love my job where I get involved in a variety of activities that engage and inspire the residents.

Deborah Welch
Deborah Welch

Debbie keeps our residents looking their best by coming in to cut their hair and paint their nails, or whatever pampering they may want!

Hospitality Team
Hospitality Team
Hospitality Team

Our hospitality team are here to help the residents and offer them food or drinks, or whatever takes their fancy!

Singers & Entertainers
Singers & Entertainers
Singers & Entertainers

We regularly have singers and entertainers come into the Home to entertain our residents.

Benedicte Saez
Benedicte Saez
Deputy Hospitality Manager

Benedicte is our deputy hospitality manager and runs regular wine and sherry tastings for our residents. 

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £1,950.00
Nursing Fees From / Price Per Week £1,950.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,950.00
Nursing Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £1,950.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £2,050.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Surrey
Region South East
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding No
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Local Authority funding with a Third Party Top-Up Yes

Choice Dining Logo

Choice Dining is a food-focused accreditation designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare the dining experience within different care settings.

To be awarded the Choice Dining badge, a care home will have committed to delivering exceptional dining experiences with a strong focus on preference, individuality, hygiene and the environment. You can explore the specifics of all participating homes in the tab below to learn more about the food on offer, how it is served and presented and what they’re doing to cater for your personal taste. For more information about Choice Dining please click here.

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Activities Are So Important

The team at Home of Compassion is passionate about enabling residents to continue with the routines and interests they enjoy, while discovering new hobbies and making new friends. When your loved one joins us, we’ll get to know them well, learning about their life and the things they’d like to achieve.

Dependent on an individual resident’s needs there are a number of enhancements on offer which can add to the quality of life, especially in a care home setting. Entertainment, events and activities are all regularly available for any resident wishing to take part. Our Health and Wellbeing team run a variety of activities seven days a week, ranging from music sessions to talks, bridge club to reading groups, yoga classes to creative pursuits. They want to ensure residents can be as active or sociable as they like, and are able to find like-minded people to share time with.

At Home of Compassion we play a key part in our local community. The local prep school meets here regularly, and a young people’s theatre group often rehearses in the home. We also enjoy regular talks from local groups and experts such as the Tate Modern.

Our residents are as free to get as involved in social events as they wish to. If they prefer to read the paper, do a jigsaw or stay in their bedroom, we will respect their choices and support them however we can.

Our Photos


Activities At Home
Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Dancing, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Music Entertainment, Painting, Religious Services, Reminiscence, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions, Park, Shopping.
Our Pets

We do not accept pets

Can You Bring Your Pet

58 High Street
Thames Ditton

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 10th June 2021
Last rated 22nd July 2021

22nd July 2021

25th March 2021

24th September 2020

16th April 2020

6th April 2017

Registration Date 10th May 2016
Service Provider Caring Homes Healthcare Group Limited, CO4 9YQ
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Methodist Church.

Nearby Services
Garden Centre, Hospital, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about Home of Compassion

Home of Compassion was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in July 2021.
Home of Compassion provides Nursing, Dementia and Respite care.
Home of Compassion has 78 rooms.
Prices for Home of Compassion start from £1,950.00 per week.
Home of Compassion is owned by Caring Homes.
No. Home of Compassion does not offer Residential care.
Yes. Home of Compassion does offer Respite care.
Yes. Home of Compassion does provide care for people with Dementia.
Home of Compassion comes under Surrey.
Home of Compassion does not accept Local Authority clients.
Home of Compassion accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Rose O'Mara is the manager of Home of Compassion.

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