Welcome to St Joseph's Rest Home

Our home is situated in Ilford, Essex and offers a very high quality of care. Specialists in the care of those suffering from dementia, we employ dedicated, well-trained staff to provide 24 hour care in a professional and respectful way.

Above all, each resident is treated as an individual and able to exercise choice in all aspects of their care. We encourage as full and active a lifestyle as is possible, with rules and regulations kept at a minimum.

Each resident has a regularly updated care plan and we always keep families informed about the happiness and well-being of our residents.


We make every effort to accommodate all tastes and preferences and offer a choice of freshly cooked meals on a daily basis. The cook takes great pride in his work and ensures that all meals are balanced and nutritious.

The home provides a choice of appropriate meals to residents from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.


We have two large lounge areas on the ground floor and a third lounge area on the first floor which has been converted into a Multi-sensory room (Snoezelen Room).

The home has 22 single and 2 double bedrooms. Some have en-suite shower and toilet facilities but all have basins, tv points and a 24 hour call system.

The home has a 4-person passenger lift, which allows easy access to both floors. All communal areas of the home are tastefully decorated and we actively encourage residents to select thier own decour for bedrooms if they require decorating.


Our home has a fulltime activities co-ordinator who, along with additional staff, promote the participation of games and activities. We host a variety of outings and excursions for all individuals on a regular basis thus encouraging residents to maintain their independence.

We have a selection of games, memorabilia and equipment specifically suited to people with sight and hearing impairments. Furthermore, residents are provided with mental stimulation on a one to one and/or group basis by using the Multi-Sensory (Snoezelen) Room.

The home hosts a variety of events including fund raising for local charity groups which enables residents to remain involved with the local community.


Staff are recruited only after a thorough vetting process which includes a Criminal Records Bureau check.

Both internal and external training are offered to the staff. Most importantly, all staff are provided Alzheimer’s Society accredited ‘Dementia Training’ by our Training Manager.

Other internal training includes: infection control, food hygiene and manual handling etc.


St Joseph's Rest Home is located on The Drive in Ilford, Essex and conveniently opposite Valentines Park which offers pleasant walks, picnics along with local wildlife.

The Ilford Exchange shopping Center is within walking distance as is Ilford Railway Station. The tube can be accessed at Gants Hill and Redbridge.

Local shops, post offices and places of worship are only moments as are local clubs. Ilford is one of the most multi-cultural areas in Redbridge.

Dignity Champions

The Service Provider and the General Manager are Dignity Champions for London region and promote dignity in care within St Joseph’s and also share the good-practice with other providers through local forums. The Care Manager who is also a dignity champion works with two nominated ‘Junior’ champions among care staff and a service user dignity representative to promote dignity and respect for all service users and staff. Audits are regularly undertaken to identify and learn from issues that arise within the service framework.


St Josephs Rest Home
16-18 The Drive
Ilford, Essex, IG1 3HT

Tel 0208 518 3004


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