About Us

Choosing a care home is a deeply personal decision. What matters most to you and the person currently in your care?

A safe, independent environment

Westgate is a family-owned and run care group, founded by a nurse and her husband, and you’ll find that family feel in each of our homes. Just ask our residents. With more than 20 years’ experience providing specialist and general residential care for people in later life, we’ve shaped our care experience by listening and learning. Listening to and learning from the people who come to live with us, as much as from the specialists who train our teams.

One of the greatest fears for older people is losing their independence. But residential care doesn’t have to feel that way. In a safe environment that feels like home, you might be surprised at how independent and free one can be. We believe that life is to be lived and loved, so we put individual choice at the heart of home design and activity planning.

Personalised care packages

Respect, person-centred care and the ability to choose and make your own decisions is what Westgate Healthcare believes in.

It’s our belief that, as unique individuals, everybody deserves the level of care and attention that suits them personally. What’s more, happiness depends on being able to live life the way you want to. So the emotional, psychological, physical and medical needs of your loved one, in combination with their personal lifestyle preferences, define their experience with us.

We believe in freedom – within safe boundaries. In support – while encouraging independence wherever possible. In peace of mind – for residents and relatives.

We are here to make a difference.

I have nothing but praise for Ashview nursing home and all the staff. The staff went to a lot of effort to accommodate my wife and I on our short-term stay, and all the staff are cheerful and willing to help at all times, day and night. The food and accommodation is very good, and there is a large garden area. I would have no hesitation to returning in the future.

Resident of Ashview

The rooms and facilities are very homely and well maintained. All the staff, without exception, are kind and considerate and attend to my needs promptly. I have been made very welcome and that makes a difficult transition, from independent living, a lot easier to do.

Resident at Burford House

The standard of care in this home is exemplary. The staff give 110% at all times. They are patient, caring, understanding, kind and sensitive to my father's needs. I cannot imagine how this could be improved. I would recommend Byron House to anyone. They are first class.

Daughter of Byron House resident

I think I have been at Chestnuts longer than any of the other residents. I am very happy here. The staff are very kind. I enjoy the food and all the games and activities. We have a lot of concerts too which I like very much. We have a lovely Garden Party in the summer, with food and entertainment; friends and family are also invited. Today the sun was shining so we all sat in the garden with the music playing eating ice-cream. I also have made a lot of friends here, so am very happy.

Resident at Chestnuts