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Finding a Care Home

There are many types of residential care homes available.  The term 'care home' is used to mean any home that is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to provide a service.  It includes local authority homes and independent homes, which may provide nursing care as well as personal care.  These are all inspected and monitored by the CQC based on national standards.   
Before making any final decision about moving into a care home, it is important to establish whether this is the best way of meeting your needs. The majority of older people do not require permanent care in a care home and it may be that your, or your relative's, needs could be met in another way, or by a combination of other kinds of assistance.  Our Choosing Where to Live page may help in this respect.

Find Me Good Care
Find Me Good Care helps people to make choices about care and support for themselves or other adults in England.  Looking for care is confusing.  Understanding the options available can be overwhelming.  Find Me Good Care can help you to think about what you really want out of care and support before you start looking for particular services.

Care Homes in Cumbria
You can 'Find Your Nearest Care Home' in Cumbria on our website or you can search yourself on the Cumbria on the Cumbria Support Directory.