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Older People’s Residential Homes

Within the Western Trust area we have 5 statutory residential homes providing care for older people.

  • Rectory Field, provides 17 bridging beds providing support for the acute hospital services.
  • Seymour Gardens, provides 24 permanent places and 1 respite place for older people suffering from various forms of dementia. Each facility provides permanent, temporary and short break places providing support for older people in the community and their families with a clear focus on supporting older people to maintain or regain their level of independence to enable them to remain within their own communities.
  • 3 of our facilities (ie William Street, Greenfield and Thackeray Place) offer step-down service with a focus on rehabilitation and supporting people back to their own homes.

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Greenfield Residential Home

Greenfield Home provides care and accommodation for 34 residents, aged over 65 years, who do not need hospital or nursing care but do need a safe and comfortable environment, which enhances their quality of life. A decision is made whether the client’s needs would be best met in residential care following an assessment carried out by the Care Team. A financial assessment is completed by the Care Manager and a member of the finance department to calculate the weekly charge for the client. Arrangements are made through the Care Manager for the Officer-In-Charge and Key Worker to visit the client at home or in hospital, or if possible have the client visit the home. Relevant information, the assessment documentation and care plan is shared with staff in preparation for the admission.

For emergency admissions the home requires a medical assessment and basic information. Within 2 days the Home must receive a full assessment of the client’s needs.

Rectory Field Residential Home

Rectory Field is a residential care home situated on the Limavady Road in the Waterside district of Londonderry. It provides accommodation for 4 long term residents, over the age of 65, that currently live there. It also provides 17 residential support bridging beds, 12 of which are for people over the age of 65, and 5 of which are for people with physical disability under the age of 65.

Bridging beds at Rectory Field are being offered to people who need extra support, on a temporary basis, to help them make the move from hospital care to home, or to a permanent placement elsewhere. Bridging beds is a separate service from Rectory Field Residential Home and is not a permanent option. People who use bridging beds will be given help and support to improve their health and wellbeing so that they can move out of the service to their permanent home. For more information on Bridging Beds click here.

The Home consists of 2 lounge areas with television, a large dining room where all main meals are served. It offers single room accommodation and has a large enclosed courtyard area with raised flower beds that can be used in good weather. Visiting hours are flexible and a car park is available for visitors.

The services aim is to ensure people are supported in the most appropriate setting by providing flexible, responsive 24/7 care/support options in the community as an alternative option to hospital.

Seymour Gardens Residential Home

Seymour Gardens is a purpose-built home situated in its own grounds. The home was opened in 1977 and caters for 25 residents with memory impairment. Seymour Gardens offers permanent accommodation to meet individually assessed needs; temporary accommodation and respite care, to give carers a break throughout the year.

Care is provided in the home, taking the following values into account:

  • Privacy
  • Longevity
  • Choice
  • Independence
  • Fulfilment

The home offers single room accommodation and has a large enclosed garden with courtyard area, which can be availed of in good weather. A programme of entertainment is organised throughout the year and includes social evenings, outings and birthday parties. The Home has an activity worker who works within the home 5 days per week. Visitors are welcome at any reasonable time and privacy will be respected during visiting. Residents can make and receive phone calls. Each resident has a resident key worker.

In the event that Seymour Gardens will no longer be able to provide the necessary care to meet the needs of the resident, a comprehensive assessment will indicate future care options for the resident.

Thackeray Place Residential Home

Thackeray Place is a purpose built single story residential home with 32 single bedrooms. It is situated on the main A37 road on the outskirts of Limavady going towards Coleraine. It is convenient to local shops and next to the bus station.

Thackeray Place caters for people over 65 who may require assistance with daily living tasks or the security and support of 24 hour supervision because of physical frailty or mild memory problems. Respite care is provided for people needing a break, or recovering from illness or a fall, or when carers are away on holiday or needing a rest. The home has 2 sitting rooms, meeting/activity room, dining room, a designated smoking room for residents and an outside patio garden and enclosed lawn to the back with paved seating area at the front of the home. Every bedroom has a wash hand basin and an en suite toilet. There is a car park at the back of the home.

William Street Residential Home

William Street Residential Home for Older People is situated at the upper end of one of Londonderry’s most bustling streets, leading to the city centre. It is convenient to churches and shopping areas, as well as being on the main bus route.

William Street is set in its own grounds, with the front garden enclosed by a red brick wall, topped with an elegant wrought iron railing. There is a spacious patio with raised flower beds, trees and shrubs where a resident may enjoy some peace and quiet if they wish. There is also a visitors’ care park and wheelchair accessibility at all entrances.

The Home caters for 27 residents and each resident has a single bedroom. There are several communal sitting areas throughout the Home including a 1940s themed sitting room/parlour where residents and their visitors can enjoy tea and a chat.  The facilities also include accessible toileting, showering and bathing facilities and a large sitting room adjacent to the dining area, which also doubles as a function room for parties etc. William Street has a large dining room, where all main meals are served. Snacks are delivered by catering staff to the sitting living areas or bedrooms and special diets are catered for.

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Locations where this service is delivered


Greenfield Residential Home

2 Melmount Road, Strabane. Co Tyrone. BT82 9BT

Call us02871882381

Rectory Field Residential Home

Limavady Road, Derry/Londonderry BT47 6JU

Call us02871347741

Seymour Gardens Residential Home

Nelson Drive, Derry/Londonderry BT47 6ND

Call us02871344470

Thackeray Place Residential Home

Ballyclose Street, Limavady BT49 0BL

Call us02877763011

William Street Residential Home

98 William Street, Derry/Londonderry BT48 9AD

Call us02871264213

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