How can I find the right residential care home for me?

There are numerous care, residential and nursing homes situated in St Helens suitable for older people and older people with dementia, plus there are also care homes for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities or mental health problems.

Click here for a list of care homes and further information about charges, contracts etc (provided by St Helens Council).

Information about charges for residential and nursing care can be found via the Council website here.

You can also view further information and contact details about residential homes closest to you by entering your postcode into the CQC (or ringing their information helpline on 0300 061 6161), HousingCare or BeMyCareBroker websites.

Assistance for older people
Age UK have produced a useful factsheet and checklist for older people considering moving into a care home – click here for further details.

FirstStop Advice (helpline 0800 377 7070) is a free and independent service for older people, their families and Carers and can give information and advice around housing; this could be giving you information to help you live independently in your own home, or information about sheltered housing, retirement homes or care homes via their directory.

Counsel and Care is a service for older people, their families and Carers. They provide an advice service (helpline 0845 300 7585, email that includes information and support around assessments and services, staying in your own home, housing options, finding and paying for a care home, health care, welfare/financial support, mental health and support for Carers – they also produce written publications around all these areas too.