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Swarthmore Housing Society Limited


Location and contact details

31 Marsham Lane, Gerrards Cross, SL9 8HB


Morning Routine

The morning shift starts at 7:00am when the 2 Senior Carers and 5 Carers take over from the night staff and begin the process of getting residents up, bathed and ready for breakfast.  There is no rush to get up at Swarthmore; staff assist residents as required, preferring to allow them to do as much as possible for themselves.

Breakfast is prepared to suit individual residents and they can have whatever they wish, including a full English cooked breakfast.

Morning is usually the time of day when the District Nurse, Chiropodist and hairdresser visit, however they may also visit in the afternoon if required.


Swarthmore has a full time Activities Coordinator who arranges a full programme of activities throughout the day, with something to please everybody.


Lunch is served at 12:30pm in the dining room.  Lunch is a very sociable occasion, an opportunity for the residents to spend some time together with the care team.

Swarthmore enjoys themed lunches, e.g. St Georges Day, Easter, St Patricks Day, BBQ etc. 


Visiting entertainers come in the afternoons to provide a variety of musical entertainment, residents also enjoy an annual boat trip on the River Thames and visiting the Christmas Markets in the area.

At 3:00pm residents enjoy afternoon tea with beautiful homemade cake & biscuits.


Residents enjoy a lighter evening meal, comprising of homemade soup, a small main meal and a dessert. There is always a wide variety of food to choose from and snacks throughout the day.

Time for Bed

Like getting up in the morning, bed time is a relaxed affair, with residents going to bed at a time that suits them.  Some residents like to go to their rooms to watch TV, whilst others enjoy a chat in the lounge. Following a nice hot drink residents retire

Night staff check the resident’s 2 hourly throughout the night and all rooms have a PIR that alerts staff if a resident is out of bed.

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Registration summary

Managers: Claire Allsopp
Registration Date: 12 November 2010
Last CQC inspection: 5 December 2016
Local Authority: Buckinghamshire
Specialist care categories: Caring for adults over 65 yrs
Number of beds: 40
Minimum weekly cost: £735
Maximum weekly cost: £945

Care home group

Swarthmore Housing Society Limited

CQC Rating for Swarthmore Housing Society Limited

Where this care home can improve
★★☆☆Requires improvement

Ratings are provided by Care Quality Commission (CQC) and reflects the most recent report for this care home, which was published on 10 January 2017.

See CQC's page explaining ratings for more details about ratings and inspection practices of care homes in England.

Services offered at Swarthmore Housing Society Limited

Residential - Shared Spaces

  • Access to kitchen facilities:
  • Disabled access throughout the home and gardens:
  • Gardens or secure outside space:
  • Good access to public transport links:
  • Overnight visitor facilities:
  • Recreation room:
  • Secure access to the building:
  • Transport available at the home:

Residents in Assisted Living flats have a small kitchen where they can prepare food.  Residents in the main house do not have access to the kitchen, however they can request food at any time of the day.


  • Accepting new clients:
  • Accepting referrals from Local Authority(s):
  • Accepting self-funded clients:
  • Day care:
  • Emergency care:
  • Respite care:

Swarthmore offers care in a choice of rooms.

  1. Luxury ensuite Bedroom with Garden View
  2. Ensuite Bedroom with Garden View
  3. Non ensuite bedroom with choice of view
  4. Assisted Living Flats
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Residential - Your Room

  • Emergency call systems:
  • Pets allowed:
  • Rooms with full en-suite bathroom:
  • Shared rooms available for couples:
  • Smoking allowed:
  • TV and telephone point in resident rooms:

Emergency Call system with PIR in every bedroom.

Ensuite and non ensuite rooms available

Pets will be assessed for temperament.

We can accommodate overnight visitors only when we have an empty room.

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Swarthmore has disabled access throughout the home and gardens.

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Swarthmore has 2 car parks, one at the front of the house, the other is at the end of the lane behind the cottage.

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Residential - health and lifestyle

  • A place of worship or visiting clergy:
  • Daily activities and entertainment:
  • Internet access:
  • On-site hairdressing:
  • Residents may retain own GP:
  • Scheduled GP rounds:
  • Special diets:

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