Down House

Care Categories
Care Home with Nursing:
PD - Physical Disability
PD(E) - Physical Disability over 65 years of age
OP - Old age, not falling in any other category

History of the home
We purchased Down House in 2002, when the previous owners whom opened the home in 1988 decided to retire.

Care Services
We provide care for 38 clients, and additional day care clients. We accept clients over the age of 18.

Day Care
We can provide day care services upon request. Transport and meals can be provided at cost, or clients can make their own arrangements.

Respite Care
We do accept respite care bookings subject to availability. This service is for clients wanting to visit Plymouth or for families who need a caring break.

Registration Details
Click the link below to take you directly to our CQC registration details. As well as being able to look at our inspection reports and ratings, you'll find a wealth of information and advice.

Brief Description
As described by our CSCI Inspector:
Down House is a Care home that is registered to take up to 49 service users of either gender, from the age of 40 years old, who require nursing care, and a maximum of 3 Service Users who require personal care only. The home is situated in the Derriford area of Plymouth close to Derriford Hospital, and is on a main bus route to Plymouth city centre.

It is a large adapted old house with a modern, purpose built, single storey extension. The 'main house' has two floors that have client accommodation with access to the first floor via a stair-lift. The home currently has no passenger lift, but the first stage of the new extension is nearing completion and this incorporates a shaft lift that will stop at each floor that clients are accommodated on. The home is tastefully decorated and the furnishings are of good quality.

There is good provision of equipment for the disabled and those needing support such as a wheel in large shower room, a good sized disabled bathroom, mobile hoists and en-suite facilities to most bedrooms. Externally there is a well-maintained patio and garden area that has a mix of shrubs, and gravel areas with attractive pot plants.


Down House has Twenty Eight single bedrooms all with en-suite toilets, and five double rooms for couples or friends. All meet and exceed current National Minimum Standards in all respects including sizes and facilities. We are modernising every room installing; new nurse call, telephone, internet and television systems in all rooms. Lockable storage is available in all rooms, and door locks & keys available on request.

Currently we have a large sun lounge and a smaller television lounge. A new height adjustable bath has been installed, making bathing safer for clients and staff. The home is currently undergoing refurbishment, which will improve the homes facilities to benefit all.

Further Information
If you have any queries, or would like any further information please do not hesitate to
contact us.