Wilhelmina House

Wilhelmina House is our purpose-built respite care and residential care home in Croydon  Our elderly residents spend much of their time enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the beautifully kept garden, walking the grounds, sitting on the terrace, or in the garden rooms at the back of the building. 

Within our safe and secure environment, residents here enjoy a high quality of residential care and respite care. They are encouraged to take part in the many day trips and activities organised by staff to keep residents mentally and physically active. With handrails and ramps throughout the home, the facilities are highly accessible – to encourage residents to explore the home independently and make use of its many rooms and tastefully decorated modern facilities. 

On Duty Care Staff 24/7

Daily activities


Facilities & services

  • Residential Care
  • Respite Care
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Care staff 24/7
  • Dedicated GP
  • Fully catered
  • Daily activities

Whilst the surroundings are comfortable and the garden is beautiful, the thing I find so special is the staff. They are always so welcoming. They have all treated my mum with such love, care, and dignity as she is nearing the end of her life. Nothing is too much trouble for them.”

Daughter of Resident

Take a tour around Wilhelmina House

Rooms at Wilhelmina House

Every bedroom at Wilhelmina House has its own en-suite facilities – some with a toilet and hand basin, and some with bathing facilities too. Every room is fitted with an alarm call system, fire alarm, and lockable wall cabinet.

Beds are provided but residents are encouraged to bring their own furniture and other personal belongings with them.

  • En-suite
  • Alarm system
  • Wifi
Room at Wilhelmina House

Eating well

Eating properly is so important for our health and wellbeing. Particularly as we get older, it’s essential our bodies get the nutrients we need, and that we continue to enjoy the social side of food too. 

After all, there are not many things that can bring people together like a good meal. At Wilhelmina House, chefs prepare fresh seasonal dishes three times a day, with every dish cooked to order for each individual within our care.

There’s also plenty of opportunity to snack in between meals, with cakes and biscuits served with tea and coffee several times a day. 

  • Seasonal menus
  • 3 x meals a day
  • Coffee mornings
  • Afternoon teas
Chef seasoning food

Keeping active

Residents in Garden

It’s vital we keep our minds and bodies active as we age. Not only to bring a little joy and variety to every day, but to keep us feeling young for as long as possible too. And the best way to do that is by getting up, getting out, and keeping our brains and bodies busy.

At Wilhelmina House, we have a dedicated activities team who ensures that every person we care for gets some one-on-one time doing something they want to do – whether that’s playing backgammon or doing the crossword together. We also run daily group activities, like movie days and group games. 

And there are plenty of opportunities to get out and about, with regular day trips organised as well as visits to and from the schools and other care settings within the John Whitgift Foundation family.

  • Visiting entertainers
  • Exercise classes
  • News and magazines
  • Cards, games, and quizzes
  • Shows / Movie days
  • Gardening
  • Day trips
  • Garden parties
  • Seasonal celebrations

Assisted living

With care staff on duty 24/7, residents at Wilhelmina House care home in Croydon are well looked after. From laundry and personal care to help with taking their medication, our team are on hand to make sure residents are looked after properly – their health, comfort, and dignity are of the highest priority to our team.

  • Laundry service
  • Personal care
  • Medication support
  • Dedicated GP
  • Newspaper (daily)*
  • Hairdresser (weekly)*
  • Chiropodist (monthly)*

*Additional fees apply

Rated ‘Good’ across all our care settings by Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Go to www.cqc.org.uk for our latest inspection reports.

Wilhelmina House Top 20 Care Home by www.carehome.co.uk

Meet the team

Find out more about our dedicated respite care and residential care team working to support our elderly residents at our various Whitgift Care home settings.

Wilhelmina House fees and entry criteria

Whether for full-time residential care or short-stay respite care, Wilhelmina House care home in Croydon are able to accept residents of any gender or faith, provided they’re aged 65 or over. We are also set up to care for residents with a wide range of disabilities, including those who have audio/visual impairments, difficulty in walking (including those who need the support of sticks, frames, or wheelchairs), and those with general memory loss related to ageing. 

Sadly though, we are not currently able to offer specialist care for those with dementia, double incontinence, or severe immobility. (Although we’re not able to provide dementia care, we are able to accept people who are double incontinent or have severe mobility issues at Whitgift House).

Our Criteria

  • Aged 65 or over
  • Male or Female
  • Any / No religion
  • Non-specialist care
Fees start from £799 per week