Organising residential care

Care homes and nursing homes

Most people will never need residential care, but those who do usually have to pay their own care costs. There is a range of ways to reduce the risk of needing costly care services, including:

There are many care homes across Cambridgeshire and all are different. Some may have hundreds of bedrooms and specialised areas for people with dementia. Others might house a few people with learning disabilities. Care and support services are not free. Most people will have to pay something towards their own care and some will have to pay for all the costs.

older person with a walking frame
older person with a walking frame

Contact us

If you have any concerns about your care service, please contact your Key Worker.

If you do not have contact details for a Key Worker, you can call Customer Services:


Telephone: 0345 045 5202
8am to 6pm Monday to Friday
9am to 1pm on Saturday