We've been caring for people with sight problems for over 150 years, providing dedicated residential care in a warm, friendly and homely environment.

We run a variety of specially targeted activities, outings and evenings that accommodate every energy level, which are planned for the needs of our residents with vision issues.

Our days are kept busy, but we're happy for residents to pick and choose which activities they'd like to take part in - giving them the freedom to set their own routine.

"I think that’s one of the things that we really like is that they encourage residents to go and do their own thing. They don’t put stops in the way, anything that mum wants to do she's encouraged to do.

Liz, daughter of resident Dorothy

Warm and loyal staff

We're fortunate to have dedicated and very loyal staff members, we have volunteers at Tate House who have been with us for over 4 years, and our activities coordinator Jane has been with us for over 31 years!

Jane also organises special activities, outings and evenings at the house.

Some of these activities include:

  • Outdoor boat trips
  • Wine and cheese nights
  • Movie screenings
  • Pedicures
  • Haircuts
  • Dog visits

There's also the daily reading of newspapers and activities that stimulate the brain, such as crossword puzzles and quizzes.

Just like home

Tate house has been designed to look and feel like home; we have two sitting rooms, as well as a hobby room and a special kitchen area so you can entertain your guests.

We also had a fully accessible garden, which has beautifully scented flowers, fruit and vegetable beds, and a summer house.

Spacious and personalised rooms

We'd like you to feel at home straight away, so encourage all new residents to bring in personal items, furniture and mementos to help you settle in.

Where possible we will match you with a room that suits your specific needs, so if you're moving in as a couple, we'll ensure that you have a large enough space to live comfortably.

Each room comes with:

  • Washbasin and toilet
  • 24-hour call system
  • Television point
  • Private phone line
  • Daily cleaning
  • Linen change as preferred

"It’s all very nice here really, I have a nice room, a lot of the stuff is mine, you’re free to bring your own things which is nice, have your own bed."

Dorothy, Tate House resident

Rehabilitation and independence

You might find that all you need is a short stay while you're recovering from surgery or a small accident.

Shirley talks about when she first arrived at Tate House, and the progress we've helped her to make:

"When I first came I had just had a stroke and I wasn’t very active and I wasn’t doing much and they had to do a lot for me, but as I’ve got better, and as times gone on I’ve started to do more and more for myself.

When I first came they had to dress me, but now I can go and have a shower. At first I couldn't you see, they’ve taught me how to be independent again."

Shirley, Tate House resident

For more information on Tate house, please download our brochure below:

If you're interested in Tate house, or would like to arrange a visit, you can call us on 01423 88 69 27 or email tatehouse@rnib.org.uk Our care home manager is Sean Atkinson-Maury.

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