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Southlands Care Home


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9 Ripon Road, Harrogate, HG1 2JA

Southlands offers long-term residential nursing care, as well as help for adults with Parkinson’s. Provision is tailored to suit the individual, with palliative, convalescence and respite care needs looked after. The home also offers a day care service available to the local community which includes meals and activities for the day.

Southlands dates from 1870 and was formally one of Harrogate’s premier hotels. It still has much of its charm and combines homely qualities with modern care technology. Occupants enjoy having their own ballroom and traditional bar, as well as ensuite rooms.

You’ll find us in the popular spa town of Harrogate, surrounded by winning landscaped gardens and close to the local shops, with the train station only a short 10 minute walk away.

Yorkshire traditions are embraced in the food menu, which includes homemade cakes and speciality teas and coffees. The chef takes a personal approach to diet, and meals are catered to individual tastes. There are always cold snacks and alternatives available throughout the day.

There’s a real sense of community at the home. The staff work to discover what residents enjoy doing and the home's social calendar is organised around those interests. Visiting musicians and choirs are examples of some of the activities residents can experience, alongside arts and crafts, sherry mornings, croquet and themed events such as ‘messy play’ with the local nursery, coffee morning or lunch clubs.

So whether your loved one already has a hobby or would like to take up a new one, there’s lots of exciting activities to get involved in. Anyone is welcome to pop in and join in, whether you’re friend, relative or loved one.

Information supplied by carehome.co.uk

Registration summary

Managers: Susan Sowden
Registration Date: 21 March 2011
Last CQC inspection: 14 August 2017
Local Authority: North Yorkshire
Specialist care categories: Caring for adults over 65 yrs
Number of beds: 70

Care home group

Bupa Care Homes (GL) Limited

CQC Rating for Southlands Care Home

Where this care home can improve

Ratings are provided by Care Quality Commission (CQC) and reflects the most recent report for this care home, which was published on 30 September 2017.

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

Services offered at Southlands Care Home



From Leeds follow the A61 into Harrogate. At the bottom of Parliament Street go straight across at the traffic lights and up the hill. Southlands is on the left hand side, just past Swan Road.


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