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Best Care Homes For Young Adults (Under 65 Years Old)

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A common misconception about care homes is that they’re exclusively aimed at older adults. In some cases however, younger adults will require the same kind of support, whether this is personal, nursing, dementia or another form of complex care. Several conditions can affect people in their younger years.

Care homes for young adults can support various needs, including physical disabilities, learning disabilities and emotional difficulties.

Here’s exactly how care homes for young adults work, along with eight of the best care homes for young adults in the UK.

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  1. Abney Court - Greater Manchester
  2. Baycroft Flitwick - Bedfordshire
  3. Caldwell Grange - Warwickshire
  4. Eastcote Park - Solihull
  5. Fordingbridge - Hampshire
  6. Goodwins Hall - Norfolk
  7. Lancaster Grange - Nottinghamshire
  8. North Park - County Durham



Age Ranges of Care Homes For Younger Adults

Although a younger adult is normally defined as somebody in their teens or early twenties, things work a little differently in care homes.

A care home for younger adults accommodates people aged between 18 and 64 (under 65).

Many care homes will provide care, support and accommodation to younger adults and older adults alike - sometimes in separate wings and sometimes together.





Residential Care Options

When a younger adult (under 65) requires residential care, there are a couple of options. We’ve gone into the two most common types below.


Care homes

A care home for younger adults could be a residential care home or nursing home, depending on the individual needs and circumstances of the individual.

If a young adult finds it difficult to cope with family life for whatever reason then a care home can provide much-needed 24-hour support while offering a safe and comfortable environment.

Just like with any other care home, the greater the care needs, the higher the level of care required. A care plan will be based on the personal needs and goals of the younger adult in care.


For example, if your loved one is a younger adult and struggles with their emotional wellbeing, a care home specialising in these situations can help with things like:

  • Managing mental health
  • Forming and staying in a routine
  • Learning life skills
  • Developing social skills
  • Building new relationships
  • Improving self-esteem and having a clear identity

Here, the goal is to help this person develop life skills, confidence and independence. The exact method will vary from person to person but may include community involvement, work-related activities and access to useful educational resources.


Supported living

If you’re a younger adult capable of being more independent but still need some level of help, then supported living may be a good option. Here, you’ll live in a home as a tenant, rather than a resident. This could be a flat, a house or a bedroom in a shared house.

The purpose of supported living is to allow you or your loved one to live as you choose, make your own decisions on a day-to-day basis and reside in a home that will gradually become a community.

Supported living sites may also include communal features like gardens, lounge rooms, gyms and more.


There will always be on-site staff and specialist staff (if needed) to meet the specific requirements of individuals, including:

  • Personal care
  • Cooking, cleaning and shopping
  • Managing finances
  • Finding employment or voluntary work
  • Providing access to educational materials
  • Building and maintaining social relationships with family and friends
  • Forming new relationships

Supported living schemes often specialise in supporting people with challenging behaviour or mental health conditions. The aim is to enact positive changes in the lives of people in supported living.





Finding Care For a Younger Adult

There are just over 6,000 care homes for younger adults in the UK, and many of these are listed through our handy care home directory. Here, you can filter by specific care requirements to narrow down your or your loved one’s search.

You can also contact us to directly enquire about a specific care home. If you find an appealing home through our care expert team then we can also help you with the process of finding a room and eventually moving into this home.

Keep reading to learn more about some of England’s best care homes for young adults.





The Best Care Homes For Younger Adults

Throughout the UK, there are thousands of care homes that support younger adults (under 65). To help with your or your loved one’s search, we’ve highlighted eight of the best care homes for young adults, including a handy snapshot of each and how you can get in touch with them.


Abney Court in Greater Manchester

Located near Cheadle in Greater Manchester, Abney Court care home is set amongst beautiful grounds and offers a range of high-quality care for younger adults within these lovely surroundings. This care home provides 24/7 residential and dementia care, along with convalescent care and short-term respite care.

Abney Court care home

There are plenty of enjoyable activities that will appeal to a range of ages, including younger adults. Some of the most popular include baking, gardening, dance, yoga and various holiday celebrations. There are also facilities like a restaurant, cinema, hair salon and tranquil gardens. There’s even a popular Gin Bar in The Grove Café where residents can enjoy their favourite drinks or discover new tipples!

Having their own minibus means that the home can offer younger residents regular days out to nearby attractions or places further afield. Meanwhile, food is a regular theme for activities at Abney Court, with experiences ranging from afternoon teas to themed menus and baking classes.

Abney Court at a glance
Type(s) of Care Offered The most common types offered here are residential, dementia, nursing and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent care starts from £1,475 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities Some of the best facilities at this care home include an activity room, café, cinema, dining area, gardens and beauty salon
Nearby Amenities The nearest bus stop, pub, train station and shops are all under half a mile away
Number of Beds 80
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? Yes
Are There En Suite Facilities? All rooms have en-suite facilities

Interested in Abney Court?

To book or get more information, call 01615 241310.

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Baycroft Flitwick in Bedfordshire

Set in the heart of Bedfordshire, Baycroft Flitwick care home can cater for up to 75 residents, including younger adults. Here, the dedicated care team encourage residents of all ages to take part in a variety of social activities including fitness, arts & crafts, dance and celebrations for holidays or birthdays.

Baycroft Flitwick care home

Despite the relatively rural location, younger adult residents will still benefit from being close to plenty of amenities, with the nearest pub and shops both only half a mile or so away. This care home can be easily reached by car or public transport as well.

At Baycroft Flitwick, the care staff are integral to the service provided and are at the heart of everything that happens within the home. Baycroft Flitwick is proud to continuously invest in professional development to ensure staff are fully up to date with the best care practices, including those relevant to younger adults.

Baycroft Flitwick at a glance
Type(s) of Care Offered The most common types offered here are residential, dementia, nursing and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent care starts from £1,470 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities Baycroft Flitwick contains an activity room, bar, café, cinema, dining area, gardens, gym and more
Nearby Amenities The nearest bus stop is just 0.1 miles away, while the closest pub and shops are both around half a mile away
Number of Beds 75
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? Yes
Are There En Suite Facilities? All rooms have en-suite facilities

Interested in Baycroft Flitwick?

To book or get more information, call 01525 659943.

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Caldwell Grange in Warwickshire

Caldwell Grange care home in Warwickshire is a brilliant example of a modern, purpose-built care home for younger and older people alike. Providing a full range of social care, this 76-bed home offers specialist dementia support, along with residential and respite care. The compassionate and attentive staff are completely committed to promoting the wellbeing and happiness of all residents, focusing on offering an exceptional level of care whilst maintaining the dignity and privacy of residents.

Caldwell Grange care home

Caldwell Grange is one of England’s best care homes for young adults, partly thanks to the number of areas that allow residents to socialise with each other. Not only are there communal lounges and dining areas, but this care home also boasts two large patio areas where residents can show off their bowling skills.

The accommodation at Caldwell Grange is attractive, comfortable and specifically designed to make the lives of residents easier. The bedrooms are tastefully decorated, with furnishings that’ll appeal to many younger people. What’s more, all rooms contain flat-screen televisions, en-suite bathrooms and large windows to make the spaces extra bright and airy.

Caldwell Grange at a glance
Type(s) of Care Offered The most common types offered here are residential, dementia and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent care starts from £1,000 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities At Caldwell Grange, you’ll find a restaurant, dining area, family room, gardens, beauty salon and quiet area
Nearby Amenities The nearest bus stop is only 0.1 miles away, while the closest pub is around 0.3 miles away
Number of Beds 76
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Are There En Suite Facilities? All rooms have en-suite facilities

Interested in Caldwell Grange?

To book or get more information, call 01702 967291.

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Eastcote Park in Solihull

Eastcote Park care home can be found on the outskirts of Solihull in the West Midlands. This exclusive and luxurious yet still comfortable care home provides residential care and also has a dedicated community for those living with dementia. Cinnamon Care who oversee Eastcote Park certainly have plenty of pedigree, having been recognised as a Top 20 Most Recommended Mid Size Care Home Group in 2018, 2019 and 2020, helping make Eastcote Park one of the North West’s best care homes for young adults.

Eastcote Park care home

Along with excellent staff training and staff-to-resident ratios, this home also embraces the latest technology, including person-centred software. This modern technology allows the care team to immediately record residents’ preferences and care needs via portable handsets. This new-age tech helps Eastcote Park stand out amongst competitors when it comes to catering for younger adults.

The facilities at this care home include spacious en-suite bedrooms, luxury lounges, amazing five-star dining rooms, a hair & beauty salon, spa, cinema, bistro and even a licensed bar.

Eastcote Park at a glance
Type(s) of Care Offered The most common types offered here are residential, dementia and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent care starts from £1,350 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities This care home is packed with amazing facilities, including a bar, café, cinema, computer room, dining area, family room, tranquil gardens, gym and library
Nearby Amenities The nearest bus stop and pub are both around half a mile away
Number of Beds 50
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? Yes
Are There En Suite Facilities? All rooms have en-suite facilities

Interested in Eastcote Park?

To book or get more information, call 0121 270 3869.

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Fordingbridge in Hampshire

A modern and purpose-built dementia care home located just outside the centre of Fordingbridge in Hampshire, Fordingbridge care home was designed in conjunction with dementia care experts at Sterling University. Unsurprisingly then, this care home embraces modern thinking around nursing care, comfortable environments, security and stimulation.

Fordingbridge care home

Fordingbridge can also cater to a range of other care needs, including residential, nursing and respite care for younger adults and people with physical disabilities, as well as support for people with challenging behaviour.

Fordingbridge provides a brilliant mixture of meaningful activities - many of which are perfectly suited to young adults - including regular excursions to nearby towns, the countryside and the coast. For those who love the outdoors, there are raised planting areas for residents to grow produce that can then be used in the kitchen.

Fordingbridge at a glance
Type(s) of Care Offered The most common types offered here are residential, dementia, nursing and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent care starts from £1,470 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities This care home contains an activity room, dining area, gardens, hair salon, quiet area and more
Nearby Amenities The nearest bus stop is just 0.1 miles away, while the closest pub and shops are both around 0.3 miles away
Number of Beds 60
Is the Home Purpose Built? No
Are Bills Included in the Price? Yes
Are There En Suite Facilities? All rooms have en-suite facilities

Interested in Fordingbridge?

To book or get more information, call 01425 209344.

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Goodwins Hall in Norfolk

Offering care to younger adults and registered with the Care Quality Commission to do so, Goodwins Hall care home is nestled within a quiet area near the centre of King’s Lynn. This Norfolk care home is well-known for its beautiful fountain centrepiece that proudly sits at the entrance, as well as an assortment of amazing facilities. Some of the very best facilities for younger adults to make the most of include a restaurant, cinema, gardens, beauty salon and terraced area.

Goodwins Hall care home

Younger adults will be glad to hear that residents are encouraged to live as active and independent a lifestyle as possible. This is achieved within Goodwins Hall through a mix of activities and events that appeal to all tastes while reflecting different requirements, abilities and ages. Goodwins Hall has a dedicated activities coordinator who makes sure the calendar is always packed out with events and occasions.

Goodwins Hall at a glance
Type(s) of Care Offered The most common types offered here are residential, dementia, nursing and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent care starts from £1,100 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities Facilities at this care home include an activity room, café, cinema, family room, lovely gardens and beauty salon
Nearby Amenities The closest pub and shops are around 0.3 miles away, while the nearest pub stop is just over a mile away
Number of Beds 78
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Are There En Suite Facilities? 94% of rooms have en-suite facilities

Interested in Goodwins Hall?

To book or get more information, call 01553 603244.

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Lancaster Grange in Nottinghamshire

Purpose-built and located on the Fernwood Park Estate in Newark, Nottinghamshire, Lancaster Grange care home is designed to provide a superb degree of residential, nursing and dementia care to its residents, including younger and older adults (those aged under and over 65).

Lancaster Grange care home

The staff create care plans for each resident, based on individual needs. Staff will also take the time to learn about residents’ life stories to help make these plans as personalised as possible. This level of attention to detail contributes to Lancaster Grange being one of the best care homes for younger adults in the UK.

There’s a varied activities and events programme to keep residents entertained throughout the day. Activities change from week to week, but could include arts & crafts, cooking, gardening, dance and fitness. What’s important is that the dedicated activities team will try and sculpt the programme to the desires of residents. There are also plenty of pubs, shops and restaurants within walking distance of the care home.

Lancaster Grange at a glance
Type(s) of Care Offered The most common types offered here are residential, dementia, nursing and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent care starts from £1,272 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities Lancaster Grange contains a bar, restaurant, dining room, gardens, hair salon and more
Nearby Amenities The nearest pub and shops are both just 0.3 miles away
Number of Beds 60
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Are There En Suite Facilities? All rooms have en-suite facilities

Interested in Lancaster Grange?

To book or get more information, call 01636 556069.

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North Park in County Durham

North Park care home is situated in County Durham and can be found just north of Darlington. This home offers residential care for older and young people, those living with disabilities or sensory loss and people with dementia. North Park strives to provide the best possible quality of life to its residents in terms of medical support, physical surroundings and meaningful activities.

North Park care home

The home’s specialist Memory Lane Community utilises a mixture of skills and techniques developed by leading dementia experts. It incorporates a person-centred design through its use of colour and cues to help individuals navigate through the home, including younger adults with a form of dementia like Alzheimer’s.

This home has scenic views and secluded gardens. North Park is also close to plenty of local amenities - including being less than a mile from the nearest bus stop, pub and shops. It isn’t too far from the A1 either. Younger adults in particular can enjoy socialising in the communal lounges and dining areas.

North Park at a glance
Type(s) of Care Offered The most common types offered here are residential, dementia and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent care starts from £912 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities Facilities at this care home include an activity room, dining area, gardens and hair salon. Activities include arts & crafts, baking, gentle exercise and wellbeing classes
Nearby Amenities The nearest bus stop is only 0.1 miles away, while the closest pub, shops and train station are all under a mile away
Number of Beds 60
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Are There En Suite Facilities? All rooms have en-suite facilities

Interested in North Park?

To book or get more information, call 01325 808678.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a minimum age for care homes?

Most residential care homes are aimed at people over the age of 18 who can no longer live independently at home. However, some care homes are aimed at older adults (65 and over), while other homes are aimed at younger adults (under 65 years old).

What’s the average age of a person in a care home?

Trusted Care analysed over 50,000 care enquiries from 2019 to 2021 and found the average age of some who required support was 84. This age was down from 85 in 2020 and 86 in 2019. This data also shows that in 2021, the average age of people in residential care was slightly higher than that of people in nursing or nursing dementia care.

Why are young people in residential care?

Residential care for children or children’s homes makes sure the needs of children are met when they can’t live with their own families. This form of care is in place to help children develop and grow, while also providing food, shelter and space for leisure activities. Other people under the age of 65 may need to enter a residential care home if they’re no longer able to live independently on a day-to-day basis.

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