Lamel Beeches, York


Lamel Beeches is a dual-registered care home providing compassionate and bespoke residential and nursing care in a beautiful parkland setting south of York city walls.

New admissions call 01904 406 252 or email [email protected]

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Where is it?

Our Home

Our converted historic house offers 33 single-occupancy en-suite rooms and four en-suite bed-sitting rooms suitable for couples. Surrounded by mature gardens the house retains much of its character, yet it is fully accessible for those with restricted mobility, including lifts which allow access to all floors.

All bedrooms offer level-access showers, TV and telephone points and an emergency call system. The rooms are spacious enough for residents to furnish with their personal furniture and possessions. French doors lead out to a balcony or patio and secure gardens. Residents are particularly encouraged to use the gardens throughout the seasons to enjoy the landscape and local wildlife.

"The staff here are all wonderful and look after me so well."

- Resident.

In our newly-refurbished dining room, our catering team serve fresh, home cooked, delicious and nutritious meals to suit varying tastes, specialist diets and dietary requirements. Each week we prepare themed menus, afternoon teas and takeaway favourites such as fish and chips and pizza. Our residents are encouraged to share their own suggestions for creating their own dishes and recipes which are then prepared by our chefs for all residents to enjoy. We also provide innovative and tasty menus for specials events such as Yorkshire Day, British Food Fortnight, and National Allotment Week.

There are further communal facilities, including sitting rooms, a library and a hairdressing salon. Wi-Fi is available in all communal areas.

Our residents are encouraged to maintain their hobbies and try new ones, with a varied programme of events and activities organised by our Activity Coordinator and her team of volunteers.

“When new residents join us, I spend time with them so that I can fully understand what their interests are and try to accommodate those into the activities programme. Whether crafts or quizzing, singing or social outings, there will always be something to try and something to enjoy. I really enjoy my job as every day I get to spend time with residents, helping them to pursue their hobbies and interests.”

- Vicky Rennison, Activity Coordinator.

Our Team

Our experienced and empathetic team of registered nurses, care practitioners, volunteers and support staff are all equipped to provide 24-hour high-quality residential and nursing care. Our purpose is to ensure that residents and their families feel welcomed, happy and at home from the moment they arrive. We want our residents to live the best lives they possibly can and for their families to feel reassured and confident that their loved one is receiving the best possible support, from general care to more complex needs.

“I have been so impressed by the competence and skill with which you looked after my Mother, but more than that I have been overwhelmed by the love you showed her that was evident in every aspect of your care."

- Family member.

The care services, events and activities are all tailored to meet the individual needs of residents, helping them to enjoy the highest possible quality of life.

“All the staff at Lamel Beeches do such a wonderful job and we are so grateful to each and every one of them for looking after Mum. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

- Family member.

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Our History

The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust was founded over 100 years ago by Joseph Rowntree, a visionary Quaker businessman, philanthropist and social reformer. One of our roles was and remains to provide high quality housing for our communities. As part of this, our Care services were established to provide support and assistance to the elderly, continuing Joseph Rowntree’s vision to this very day.

Founded as a charity, we are a not-for-profit organisation. Every penny we earn is re-invested to enhance and improve the service we offer.

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Where are we?

Lamel Beeches is a short bus ride from leafy walks by the river Ouse. York’s nearby historic walled town centre offers a huge range of shops and activities.

Contact Us

Admissions Inquiries: for further information about vacancies, charges and arranging a visit, contact residential care services at:

Telephone: 01904 406 252

Email: [email protected]

General: information and current residents and relatives

Telephone: 01904 416904

Address: Lamel Beeches, 105 Heslington Road, York, YO10 5BH

Registered Manager: Michelle Bowmer (Acting)

Deputy Manager(s): Lisa Brough and Nicola Leaf

Chef: Angela Burns


CQC inspection

Lamel Beeches - CQC inspection