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Welcome to our house

We are safely welcoming new residents at James House, residential care home in Northwood, London

Enjoy peace of mind with our Covid-19 safe moving in procedures and take comfort in knowing you're loved ones are receiving a high level of person-centred care 24-hours a day. 

Our dementia friendly care home offers a relaxed, inviting environment, designed to provide comfort, security and enhanced wellbeing to all residents, as well as a range of benefits, exceeding your care expectations.

We look forward to welcoming you to James House.

Built in 1924, James House is a residential care home set in the lovely Northwood community on the outskirts of a nature reserve with excellent underground links into the centre of London. Our home is small with twelve rooms, five of which are en-suite, creating a family, home from home feel and is still full of its beautiful original characteristics and features.

James House was formerly home to a dental surgery and his surgery during the 1920’s up until the early 1960’s; when it then became a care home and was acquired by The Abbeyfield Society.

Our house had an extension which was built from donations and the generosity from a local family trust. The foundation stone was laid on October 2nd 1971 by Lady Radley, the widow of Sir Gordon Radley, who had been a member of the Regional Committee and was, in some ways, a pioneer of Extra Care.

Situated in Northwood, our home is an excellent location with good transport links. We’re a five minute walk from the underground station, have good bus links, and we’re also a five minute walk away from the town, where you’ll find an array of family run businesses, as well as a selection of restaurants and cafes, local pub, supermarket, hairdressers, banks, local library, and five local churches within walking distance.

If you’re looking to find companionship and socialise and meet new friends, our lounge provides the perfect place to catch up with fellow residents or your family and friends, whilst it also offers ample space if you want somewhere to sit quietly.

We’re not like typical care homes, as our house was not purpose built, but a family home that has been converted. This helps to create our homely feel along with our friendly, dedicated and professional team who are committed to creating a warm, safe and secure environment, where we respect your rights of choice, dignity and respect at a high level at all times.

Talk to us about respite stays

We’re proud to offer respite stays at James House, a short-stay that can be planned ahead, or in the case of an emergency, last-minute. Suitable for individuals seeking support following post-operative or hospital care, or whilst their regular caregiver takes a break, respite care can also be used as a way of introducing long-term residential care to a loved one.

At James House our respite stays include:
- 24/7 care support from our qualified and friendly staff
- Daily activities
- Nutritious meals served daily (dietary requirements can be catered for)
- Housekeeping and linen service

*Respite prices may vary depending on needs.

Meet the team

Care Home Manager

I have worked within the care industry since 2008 – beginning my care carer as a Care Assistant, working my way up towards Care Home Manager, and I have been at James House since 2013. I feel very passionate about providing person centred care, and I love to support and celebrate each residents’ differences and individual needs.

Head of Care

I have been working within the social care sector for almost 12 years. I joined Abbeyfield as an Administrator, before moving to a Senior Care Assistant, and now Head of Care. My aim is to ensure that all residents are well looked after and their needs are met; their independence, dignity, and respect is maintained, and the care provided is person centred.

Activities Co-Ordinator

Residents enjoy their time with her – especially exercises and quizzes. Dilini accompanies them on organised outings, which include lunches out (residents’ favourite), walks around the Lido and the Aquadrome, visits to various museums, and day tips to zoos and the beach.

Weekend Cook

Sylvia has been at James House for 30 years working in a variety of roles. Currently working as the weekend cook, she provides delicious homemade meals for the residents, as well as donating beautifully decorated cakes. Sylvia also volunteers her time to accompany residents on outings and for appointments. She has a passion for her job, and loves spending time with the residents, and her enthusiasm and kindness is clear for all to see.

Weekday Cook

I have worked at James House as the main cook since 2014. I enjoy the wide variety of meals produced here, especially desserts and cakes. My soups have become my speciality, and are loved by all.


It's the little things that make the difference

Wheelchair friendly

Our wheelchair friendly home allows you to get around the house without any barriers

Weekly activities

We have a weekly activity board where you'll find a range of activities, perfect for those looking to socialise.

Communal lounge

Our bright and airy lounge is the perfect place to catch up with friends old and new.


Our lovely garden is yours to use at your leisure.

Visiting chiropodist

We offer a chiropodist service to all residents. At James House we look after you from top to toe!

Car park

There is a small car park available at the home.

What's happening at James House

What's the cost?

Cost is a key factor in any decision, so we make it easier with transparent pricing.

James House

£800 - £1100

per week

All included in your weekly cost

Car parking

Council tax


Three delicious meals a day

Household bills

Internet access

What out residents say

Very nice and very friendly, and everyone is so helpful.

Tessa, resident

Life here is very good. We are listened to, and that is very important, in my opinion. We are all very happy and satisfied with what we are provided with.

Betty, resident

I have lived at James House for 12 years and I am very happy here.

Helen, resident

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2 Sandy Lodge Way,

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James House

01923 823122

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