Residential care homes and nursing care homes

What are residential care homes?

Residential care homes provide the type of care a caring relative could give. This can include help with washing, dressing, feeding and help with day to day activities.

What are nursing homes?

Nursing homes cater for those who have general care needs and also require input or supervision from qualified nurses. This can include those with specific or complex health needs.

Who are residential and nursing homes for?

People who require 24 hour residential or nursing care in a care home. Most people who live in residential and nursing homes are over 65.

How do I find a suitable care home?

There are over 130 residential and nursing homes across the Bradford district.


If you would like a copy of our Care Services Directory please contact us to request one.

The directory provides information on where homes are located, contact details, information relating to the cost of going into care, and a helpful checklist of questions to ask if you are visiting a residential or nursing home.

You can find out about the quality and safety of a care home from the Care Quality Commission, either on their website or by phone on 03000 616161.

How do I apply for a place in a care home?

Moving into a residential or nursing home is normally done with involvement from the Council's Adult & Community Services Department.

If you are thinking of choosing a care home for yourself or on behalf of someone else, you can contact the Access Team for information.

How much does a place in a care home cost?

There are different charges for residential and nursing care. How much you will be charged will be calculated following an individual financial assessment.

Find out more about paying for residential care.

Can I get help with the cost?

A benefit check is completed as part of the financial assessment to ensure you receive all the benefits you are entitled to.

What other help is available?

Residential and nursing homes are part of a range of care services available to older people across the district.