Swarthmore takes great pride in providing person-centred residential, respite and end-of-life care for up to 40 residents over the age of 65.

It’s warm and welcoming, peaceful and comfortable, and you can feel a sense of family from the moment you arrive.

Quaker values lie at the heart of our home: simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality. We believe that these values resonate with people of all faiths, ages and backgrounds, which is why our home is such a wonderful place. Swarthmore is a not-for-profit concern with charitable status. It has been the responsibility of a Committee of Management serving on a voluntary basis.

We have extended our home over the years, and as such, offer a choice of room styles and sizes depending on availability. Our wonderful team members provide kind, compassionate care tailored to each individual resident’s needs, likes and dislikes. We recruit and carefully train all members of staff. Furthermore, they have a chance to develop their skills by working towards gaining NVQ’s. As a residential care home, we also work closely with district nurses, Macmillan nurses and local doctors and dentists.

Life at Swarthmore

At Swarthmore, we have a dedicated activities team whose role is to put on a wide variety of sessions on a daily basis (see our website for an updated monthly schedule). All meals are freshly prepared on site daily and are served in our light, spacious dining room. Residents can choose to eat in their rooms if they wish. Breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and supper are all served. Snacks are also available throughout the day.

We offer different bedroom shapes and styles, and some of our rooms also feature en-suite facilities and garden views. All bedrooms have Wi-Fi and an aerial point, and residents are free to organise their own contracts with BT/Sky at their own cost. Residents are welcome to bring their own furniture to Swarthmore. Additionally, our stunning garden provides year-round interest, having been designed for the seasons and for the senses.

The heart of our home is the light and airy dual-aspect lounge offering views out onto our mature gardens. With luxurious furnishings and tasteful décor, it’s a wonderful place to relax. Our quiet room has a wide selection of books, where residents can enjoy some time to themselves. There are also double patio doors leading out into the garden. This is a lovely bright room that feels incredibly homely.

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to Swarthmore

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Last CQC report update October 09, 2019 • Listing updated November 6, 2020

Registered Manager: Claire Allsopp


Number of beds: 40

Location Type: ,

Specialisms/services: ,

Ensuite Bedrooms?:YES
Residents may bring: Own furniture
Own decoration
Rooms have: TV point
Internet Access
Lifts *: Full lift
Wheelchair access *: To all floors
Outdoors *: Secure garden
Seating area
Personal care cost from:875.00
Meals: Meals can be taken in own room
There is a choice of menu
Meals are prepared in the home
Snacks are available at any time
Vegetarians are catered for
Special diets are accommodated for
Family and friends: Visitors welcome at any time
Available activities: Entertainment in the home
Regular activities programme
Location type *:Rural town
Near Public Transport:YES
Registration & Specialisms
Care for people who need: Minimal help
Moderate help
A high level of help
Can usually accept people with: Visual impairment
Urinary incontinence
Faecal incontinence