Residential care homes

Residential Care or Nursing Home Care may be available for eligible older people and people with disabilities who are unable to manage at home following a care needs assessment.

A residential care home provides accommodation, meals and personal care for older people, people with disabilities, or people who are unable to manage at home, for whatever reason. Care offered can include help with eating, washing, bathing, dressing/toilet needs and caring for you if you become ill.

The decision to recommend a residential or nursing home will only be made after a full assessment. If nursing home care is recommended, then the local health authority also has to agree to this. You can also consider homes in other local authority areas if your needs will be better met there.

When choosing a home, it is important to make sure that you choose one that will be right for you both now and in the future. You can get advice and information to help you make this important decision from

All residential homes, whether council-run or private, are regularly inspected by the Care Inspectorate.

Related Information

Contact Details


Duty Social Worker - Annandale and Eskdale

Annan Town Hall
High Street

Tel: 030 33 33 3001

Duty Social Worker - Newton Stewart

Penninghame Centre
Auchendoon Road
Newton Stewart

Tel: 030 33 33 3001


Duty Social Worker - Nithsdale

122-124 Irish Street

Tel: 030 33 33 3001
Fax: 01387 267106

Duty Social Worker - Stewartry

Gardenhill Primary Care Centre
2 Gardenhill Road
Castle Douglas

Tel: 030 33 33 3001


Duty Social Worker - Stranraer

Ashwood House
Sun Street

Tel: 030 33 33 3001

Related Documents

External Links

Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
English Street

Comments, Compliments and Complaints