Residential care homes are available to anyone aged 65 or over and living within the city boundaries. A need assessment is carried out to make sure that places go to those who need them the most. You may also be asked to make a contribution towards the cost of your care. For more information see our paying for residential care pages. If you would like more information on what the assessment involves, or to arrange one for yourself or a relative please contact us.
We can supply you with a copy of the Guide to Residential Care. Produced by Hampshire County Council, it offers advice and information about residential care services. You can also visit their website from the link below.
All care homes are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). CQC provide an online local health and adult social care services directory which details how well each of the services meets essential standards of quality and safety. You can visit their website from the link below.
Southampton City Council runs four residential care homes across the city. For more information about these, including location and facilities, please use the links to the left.