Cartlidge House

Cartlidge House

Cartlidge House is a residential scheme for 54 adults aged over 65 who are frail, have mental health needs or need short-term intermediate care to prevent unnecessarily long hospital stays.

Located in Telford, the home is well-equipped and comfortably furnished, with local amenities such as supermarkets, post offices, parks and local transport links close by. With a convenient location near Oakengates town centre, Cartlidge House also has its own enclosed landscaped gardens, with a wheelchair-accessible patio and other communal facilities.

Cartlidge House uses the Eden Alternative, an approach to care that focuses on improving the ageing experience by engaging residents with plants, animals and children in a variety of activities, from flower arranging to cooking and crafts. In a six month trial of Eden at a similar Accord residential home, the number of residents using psychotropic drugs as part of dementia treatment fell from 47% to just 2%.

Many activities are offered within the scheme, with a flexibly structured programme designed to accommodate individual interests and personal hobbies.

The home has six separate but integral households, allowing dedicated teams of staff to care for those with similar needs. Two households are dedicated to the frail elderly - one to enablement provision and three for older people with mental health issues including dementia.

With a dedicated dementia care manager who works alongside residents and staff, Cartlidge House provides attentive, individualised care and support to its residents.


  • 54 single rooms over six households, including a nine-bedroom enablement household to provide intermediate care as a two-week intervention to prevent unnecessarily long hospital stays
  • Kitchenettes (one per household)
  • Lounges (one per household)
  • Assisted bathrooms
  • Lounge
  • Dining room
  • Laundry room
  • Kitchen
  • Lift
  • Laundry room
  • Enclosed landscaped gardens, with wheelchair-accessible patio
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Activity room.

Operating hours
Residential, with staff on site 24-hours per day.

Care provision
Residential care for 54 adults aged over 65 who are frail, have mental health needs or are in need of respite.

Getting a placement
Admissions are usually planned with the customer and their family, carers and associated professionals. Information obtained helps to form an initial care and support plan, which is regularly reviewed and amended. Customers will have their income assessed and those with capital above the government threshold may be required to make a contribution towards care. Please ask your social worker for more information on care funding.

Manager: Lisa Johnston

Tel: 01952 618293

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