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Cedar Mews

Cedar Mews Care Home, 67 Hallam Fields Road, Birstall, Leicester, LE4 3LX

Good - Regulator's rating

73 beds • 72 en-suite rooms • Opened in 2017
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Beaumont Hall

120 Beaumont Leys Lane, Leicester, LE4 2BD

Good - Regulator's rating

60 beds • All en-suite • Opened in 2013
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Mountview Care Home

1093 Loughborough Road, Rothley, Leicester, LE7 7NL

Good - Regulator's rating

66 beds • All en-suite • Opened in 2017
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Devonshire Court

Howdon Road, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 5WQ

Outstanding - Regulator's rating

69 beds • All en-suite • Opened in 1991
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21 Manor Road, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 2LL

Good - Regulator's rating

56 beds • All en-suite • Opened in 1985
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The Lawns Residential Care Home

1a Knighton Rise, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 2RF

Requires improvement - Regulator's rating

41 beds • No en-suite rooms • Opened in 1996
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Asra House Residential Care Home

15 Asha Margh, Holden Street, Leicester, LE4 5LE

Outstanding - Regulator's rating

42 beds • 19 en-suite rooms • Opened in 1990
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Aylesham Court Care Home

195 Hinckley Road, Leicester Forest East, Leicester, LE3 3PH

Outstanding - Regulator's rating

60 beds • All en-suite • Opened in 1994
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Cedar Court Residential and Nursing Home

22-27 Long Street, Wigston, Leicester, LE18 2BP

Good - Regulator's rating

52 beds • Opened in 1993
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Graysford Hall

11 Elmfield Avenue, Leicester, LE2 1RB

Good - Regulator's rating

72 beds • Opened in 2019
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Finding the right care home in Leicester

Choosing a care home for a loved one can be difficult, however with over 120 care homes in Leicester, and 97 offering specialist dementia care, it is important you make the right decision on which care home is best for your loved one’s needs. Here are a few of our top tips to help you narrow your options.

Location, location, location

Transportation to care homes in and around Leicester should not be a problem, with over 120 care homes you should be able to find one in a location to suit. There are several care homes located centrally, including the Elliott Residential Care Home, which is a 10-minute walk from the railway station. Or if the city center is not right for your loved one, for only for a short drive you can find a number of care homes in quieter locations such as George Hythe House, which is only a few minutes walk from the Bennion Pools Fishing Lakes. It is our advice to think about where friends and family will be visiting from, then speak to the care homes directly as they can advise you about the public transport options or local car parking.

How to get the 'at home' feeling

Once you have decided on an area, it is important to consider the facilities available at the care home, and ensure you find one that will help your loved one feel at home. Whilst most of the care homes in Leicester will allow you to move in furniture or to add personal touches to the resident’s room, you need to consider what they enjoy doing with their days and find a home that can accommodate this.

Care homes with gardens

How important is outdoor space to your loved one? Do they simply want somewhere nice to sit with a cup of tea, or are they green fingered and like to help around the garden? With over 100 of the care homes in Leicester offering garden space there will be something to suit. Whether that is Devonshire Court, which is surrounded by 4.5 acres of landscaped gardens and even has its own putting green, or something a little smaller, like Portland House in the Kirby Muxloe area, Leicester has something to meet everyone's needs.

Pet friendly care homes

Does your loved one have a pet and is worried about leaving them when they move into a care home, or do they have allergies to pet hair? With over 80 pet-friendly care homes in Leicester, it is recommended to understand the home’s pet policy is, as some allow pets to move in with their owner and others allow pets to visit on appointment.

Care home activities and days out

Most care homes work hard to offer residents a mix of spaces to relax in and spaces that will be a hive of activity. Homes in Leicester are no different with many offering a number of on-site facilities including libraries, cinemas, cafes and a range of group-based activities. Many, like Cedar Mews, also try to organise outings to local attractions in and around Leicester, whether it’s for a pint down at the local bar, a visit to Birstall Fisheries, or a trip to the local garden centre. If your loved one has anything they love to do, make sure to speak to the home about how they could accommodate this.

Our expert care guide

For more detailed advice on how to narrow your options and feel confident that you’re selecting the right care home for your loved one, download our expert guide. The guide, written by one of our UK care experts, covers how to understand regulatory ratings, read between the lines in reviews and what you should ask potential care homes when you call to enquire.

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Frequently asked questions

  • How many care homes are there in Leicester?

    There are 129 care homes in Leicester offering a range of specialisms. If you’re not sure which type of care home is best for you, you can read our guide on how to choose the right care home.

  • How are care homes in Leicester regulated?

    All care homes in Leicester are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Of the 129 care homes in Leicester, 96 have been rated good or above.

  • How many care homes in Leicester specialise in dementia care?

    There are 96 care homes in Leicester who offer specialist dementia care for more information on the specific homes, view our dementia care home list.

  • How much do care homes in Leicester cost?

    On average residential care homes in East Midlands cost £623 per week, with nursing homes costing on average £812 per week. From the care homes in Leicester who share their prices with us, we can see care home prices starting from £881 per week.

  • What is the difference between nursing homes and residential care homes?

    Residential care homes provide residents with accommodation, meals, and assistance with personal care and medication. However, a nursing care home will also provide medical care from a qualified nurse, including treatment for any illness or injuries.

  • Will I be entitled to local authority funding to help pay for a care home in Leicester?

    In England, if your total savings and property assets are below £23,250, then you may be able to access local authority funding towards accommodation costs, personal care and nursing care. Read our care home funding article for more advice.

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Average care home costs in East Midlands

Average costs based on LaingBuisson Care of Older People UK report 2019

  • Residential care homes

    £623 per week
  • Nursing care homes

    £812 per week

Funding for care in England

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If your total savings and property assets are below £23,250, then you may be able to access local authority funding towards accommodation costs, personal care and nursing care.

To qualify, you must first arrange a care needs assessment.