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Vera James House Care Home

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Vera James House is a purpose built residential care home for older people situated in the historic centre of Ely within walking distance of the market place and the cathedral. The scheme has 42 single rooms, all with ensuite facilities.

We have rooms available on two floors with lift access to all areas and some rooms have views of the Cathedral. Regular trips to the market and Cathedral are arranged for residents. Visitors to the home include local school choirs, the PAT dog, carol singers, local church and volunteers. All meals are cooked on the premises in our own kitchens in partnership with Apetito and have been awarded a five star rating by Environmental Health. To read what residents and families say about Vera James House click here Vera James House is in the process of being sold to a new owner, Glenholme Healthcare, which has many years of experience in care. For more information visit click here

Vera James House offers:

  • 42 single rooms, all with ensuite facilities
  • Designed for residents who require permanent or respite care in a residential setting. Vera James House is designated to support older people living with dementia and other related illnesses
  • In order to ensure peace of mind, all rooms are linked to a call system when staff assistance is required
  • The home is fully wheelchair accessible with a lift to the first floor
  • Bedrooms are grouped close to shared living/dining rooms
  • Specialist bath rooms have modern care equipment for a quality bathing experience

We are very proud to have been awarded an overall rating of Good at this year’s CQC inspection.

For further information about Vera James House or to arrange a visit, please get in touch

If you would like to consider living at Vera James House then please contact the manager Andrew Siano during office hours for an informal chat and perhaps arrange a visit.

Life at Vera James House

Residents and their well-being are the central focus of our care homes. We offer high standards of care by trained and dedicated staff. The staff aims to create for residents a comfortable and safe environment that feels like their own home and where friends and family are very welcome. Residents are treated as individuals with their own, very personal needs. They are encouraged in personal fulfilment and independence and offered respect, dignity, privacy, equality and diversity. We evaluate the experience that our residents have, to constantly improve our service. Residents are encouraged to be involved in the running of the home and to have as much choice as possible.

What People Say...

"I was suffering after an operation, and they were looking after me so well here and then I decided that this was the place that I wanted to be for longer, and they all came and welcomed me back – where I belonged."

Elspeth - Vera James House current resident

"The greatest thing about having mum and dad here is that, as a son, I can’t be happier or more reassured that they are receiving good care but, also, as a manager, I am blessed with knowing the greatness of care that the staff are delivering to everybody."

Tony - Family of resident

"All the staff are so friendly and kindly. They are very cooperative together and give you a feeling of security and that they are interested in you as a person."

Elspeth - Vera James House current resident

Meet some of the Team at Vera James House

Our staff have undergone extensive checks prior to employment to ensure that they have the skills and qualities we require when working with older and vulnerable people. They are trained in moving & handling, health & safety, food hygiene, basic first aid, abuse awareness (safeguarding), administering medicine, infection control and the care certificate as well as other bespoke training as required.

Andrew Siano


Mandy Pedley

Deputy Manager

Beryl Gillespie Head of Older People

Beryl Gillespie

Head of Older People's Service

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