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Dementia Care


St Joseph’s Care Home, Coleshill

People living with various types of dementia find a home from home at St Joseph’s - a friendly and welcoming residential community in Coleshill, North Warwickshire. 

A dedicated, motivated and compassionate staff team provides long-term and respite care, tailored to individual needs. Experienced and well trained, the staff are on hand 24 hours a day to provide residents with the help and support they need.

You can take a virtual tour of the home below.

We encourage and welcome the involvement of family and friends; we believe that by working together we are more effective in looking after people in our care.

Care for people with dementia

Our staff ethos

Most of the people living at St Joseph’s have, or may develop, a type of dementia. The longer we live, the greater the likelihood of developing the condition. There are many causes of dementia, with the most common being Alzheimer’s disease. All our staff are trained in techniques that enable them to care for people living with dementia.

Understanding the needs of a person with dementia is crucial to their wellbeing. It is also important to recognise that the condition not only affects them, but also their family and friends. With our residents we seek to understand the important milestones and events that have helped form the person they are today. Learning from family and friends about a person’s needs and wishes helps us understand the person behind the symptoms.

Our approach to looking after someone with dementia varies depending on how the condition affects their personality and how their needs are understood. As part of our person-centred approach to care, we tailor how we communicate with people to reflect their specific needs. Some people will need extra support to make decisions or to understand questions about how they want us to help them meet their daily requirements. Communicating through pictures, symbols or gestures often helps to convey a message or question.

ActivitiesConcert at St Joseph's

Caring for a person with dementia often includes activities that stimulate the senses and can include images, sounds and smells that help unlock memories of times gone by. The role played by family and friends is even more important as they can help us learn more and care for the person in a more meaningful way. Putting together a life story is an effective way of understanding a person’s past and is something we encourage relatives and friends to do. 

We also hold regular activities and social events, either one-to-one, in small groups, or all together in St Joseph’s social lounge, as well as trips out. Entertainment is varied to suit all tastes and interests.

Musicians, dancers, florists, exercise instructors, groups of children and others all drop in to provide a variety of things to do or join in with. Residents are welcome to take part in any activities and are supported to do so. 


With 59 bedrooms, St Joseph’s is the largest project in Father Hudson’s Adult Care department. Opened in 2002, the purpose-built home is designed with ease of movement in mind and is fully accessible. 

There are four self-contained wings laid out over two floors, each with fourteen personalised bedrooms with en-suite facilities. There are a further three bedrooms occupied by retired priests who celebrate daily Mass in the chapel for residents wishing to attend. Each wing has an open-plan lounge, dining room and kitchen, as well as a supported bathroom for people preferring this option over a shower.

Homely and familiarThis layout helps to give a welcoming, familiar feel and allows us to ensure the residents receive the correct support for them.

We have also created several ‘memory lounges’, decorated in a style to evoke memories of the 1950s and 60s, which can offer comfort and stimulation to people living with dementia. 

St Joseph’s has a small hairdressing salon and a shop for a variety of everyday items. Residents and visitors can take a stroll in the pretty gardens that encircle the home. The view from the first floor patio out over the Warwickshire countryside is something to behold.

We also have a wheelchair accessible vehicle for trips out or to take residents to appointments.

Seeing is believing, so contact us on 01675 434500 or to find out more or arrange a visit. We look forward to welcoming you.

Take a virtual tour around St Joseph’s



Our work is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the local authorities on whose behalf we provide services. CQC inspections take place regularly, focusing on whether our services are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.

St Joseph’s was last inspected by the CQC on 16 July 2019 and rated ‘requires improvement’ overall.

The inspector saw the service continued to be good in terms of its effectiveness, responsiveness and delivery of caring. The inspector recognised significant improvements since the previous inspection in August 2018 in the areas of safe and well-led. However, it was also recognised that changes that have been put in place needed time to embed so that improvements were sustainable.

We are looking forward to the next inspection, when we hope to demonstrate that improvement made at St Joseph’s have been fully embedded and sustained. The full inspection report can be found on the CQC’s website. You can find out more about the CQC at:

Care is provided by a dedicated, motivated and compassionate staff team, trained and experienced in what they do. They are on hand 24-hours a day to provide the care residents need. For those interested in joining the team, we have produced an overview based on the testimonies of colleagues: working in St Joseph’s Care Home.

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