Choosing a Care Home

At the Red House we understand that the decision to place a relative or loved one into a residential care home may be a very difficult one. We therefore want to help and support you through that decision making process. 

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There are a number of significant factors to take into consideration, from the emotional, health and well-being of your elderly relative through to the financial implications. At The Red House we have a team of highly qualified and experienced staff that are on hand to help answer any questions you may have, and provide you with all the information you may need to help choose the right care home.  

There are also several useful websites with advice about things to think about and check and questions to ask before choosing which is the right care home for you or your relatives. Please visit: and read their guides on  "Finding the right care home" and "care home check list".

We would also recommend that you have a look at the Care Quality Commission's latest report. The CQC make their reports based upon five essential questions, that focus on whether a residential care home is: 

  • Safe
  • Caring
  • Effective
  • Responsive
  • Well-led.

The Red House meet all of the essential qualities required by the CQC as well as offering so much more.

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Once you have done your initial research and had a look at our web site, we would like you to come and see us. Please get in touch to arrange a visit, and speak to our staff. 

The Red House operates as a charity.  We do not cut corners or lower standards to make more profit. Our constitution expressly forbids us from distributing profit and capital to our members. Any profits generated are invested back into the upgrading of facilities and improvements to the building. 

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