Residential care and nursing homes

Some people with a learning disability live in registered care homes and nursing homes

Many people choose other options because a care home usually offers people less independence [usually]. 

A registered care home is a home that is set up for people who share a similar disability. This may mean that there are a lot of people living together, although some homes are small. 

Residents usually have their own bedroom and sometimes have their own bathroom, but other parts of the home are shared between all residents. 

Care homes are registered with the Care Quality Commission, who check if they think care homes are providing good enough care.

Nursing homes are similar to residential care homes but must have a registered and qualified nurse available 24 hours a day.

To find out about residential and nursing care ask social care or your Continuing Healthcare team (if you are getting Continuing healthcare)