Whitgift House Sheltered Housing

Nestled within the beautiful grounds of Whitgift School, those living at Whitgift House apartments live under their own care in a gated community where help and companionship are never far away.

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 support staff

Emergency pendant 24/7 Careline

Morning Call / Daily Check-ups


Facilities & services

Our support staff are there seven days a week to keep a watchful eye, deal with any problems with the property, and to give a helping hand with daily life when needed. Although the flats are self-catered, if they choose, residents are very welcome to have lunch at Whitgift House – often forming close friendships with the residents there. 

They also enjoy a close relationship with pupils and staff from the schools and are always welcome to enjoy the many performances and sports fixtures at the schools.

  • Sheltered housing
  • On duty support staff
  • Dedicated GP
  • Emergency pendant careline 24/7
  • Self-catered
  • Morning call / daily check-ups

Mum loves the garden, her window where she can sit and watch the birds, and playing cards with her friends. It’s such a relief to know she’s happy here, that she doesn’t have to feel alone.”

John Doe

Apartments at Whitgift House

All the one-bedroom apartments come unfurnished and include kitchen, lounge, bathroom and balcony areas. Every room is fitted with an alarm call system, fire alarm, and intercom system. 

Communal facilities include the beautiful gardens and patios, a dining room, laundry room, and a large living room – providing a central hub for social life and activities. A chapel is housed within the grounds where residents enjoy regular services should they wish.

  • En-suite
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Balcony

Keeping active

Elderly health and care home entertainment

It’s vital we keep our minds and bodies active as we get older – it keeps us feeling young and helps to bring a sense of joy and purpose to our daily lives. 

At Whitgift House our sheltered apartments, residents enjoy a strong sense of community and tend to forge close personal relationships with their neighbours – including those at Whitgift House nursing home and pupils and staff of the school.

Being looked after

Residents at Whitgift House sheltered apartments live under their own care in self-catered accommodation. However, staff are on duty seven days a week to deal with any problems at the property and to give residents a hand with daily life when they need. 

And should they need help urgently outside of duty hours, they can trigger their pendant alarm to access our Careline and get the help they need. There is also a dedicated GP who visits weekly. Of course, residents are welcome to continue to be seen by their own GP if they prefer.

  • 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 care team working to support our elderly residents at  our various Whitgift Care home settings.

Whitgift House Sheltered Housing fees and entry criteria

Whitgift House sheltered apartments in Croydon is able to welcome residents of any gender over the age of 60, provided they are physically able and capable of living independently. 

Please note that not all blocks have a lift and some of the flats are on the 1st floor.

Fees start from £906 per week