RNIB Tate House

At RNIB Tate House in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, we offer specialist residential care tailored to your individual needs.

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Dorothy's story

Watch our short film to hear why Dorothy, 92, enjoys living at RNIB Tate House. You can also read the transcript (Word, 156KB)

“They really do treat us as individuals, and encourage us to do everything that we can do.” – Dorothy, resident.

We want you to feel at home

Offering both long and short term stays, we have a variety of accessible accommodation suitable for older people with sight loss. From large rooms that open up to the gardens and courtyards, to a more intimate space, we have rooms to suit all needs (subject to availability). 

We want you to feel at home here, so our warm and friendly staff will encourage you to personalise your room to make it your own.

We also have our own accessible garden, which has beautiful scented flowers, fruit and vegetable beds and a summer house for you to enjoy. 

We've been awarded the top rating for food hygiene - 5 stars (very good).

We want you to enjoy activities 

We run a variety of activity programmes, outings and evenings that accommodate every energy level, which are planned with our residents.

Activities range from doing the daily crossword puzzles and quizzes to going out and visiting the local town.

You can pick and choose which activities you'd like to take part in - giving you the freedom to set your own routine.

Some of our most recent activities include:

  • Movie screenings
  • Pedicures
  • Haircuts
  • Dog visits.

CQC rating

We are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and are a Founder Member of The National Skills Academy for Social Care.

From 2014 to 2017 our service sat within a subsidiary of RNIB, named RNIB Charity. RNIB is in the process of restructuring to create a leaner, more efficient governance structure to equip us to deliver excellent services for blind and partially sighted people in years to come. As part of this process we have re-registered activities which are regulated by the CQC from RNIB Charity to RNIB.

In September 2017, we re-registered with CQC. At our previous inspection in November 2015, CQC rated us as Good. We were rated Good for all areas: safe, effective, caring, responsive, well-led. Read the full report on the CQC website.

We are in the process of re-registering our activities with Ofsted and the Care Inspectorate in Scotland. Once these processes are complete the legal transfer of all people, activities, assets and liabilities from RNIB Charity to RNIB will take place.

Our new profile can be found on the CQC website.

"There was a happy, friendly atmosphere and people who used the service were relaxed in the company of staff and others they lived with. People who used the service and staff told us they were very happy in the service."

- CQC, November 2015

Download our brochure

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

Visit us!

The best way to find out about RNIB Tate House is to visit us and have a look around. We welcome visits from prospective residents, their families and professionals. Get in touch with us to book your visit today.

Contact details

Sean Atkinson-Maury, Registered care home manager
RNIB Tate House,
28 Wetherby Road,
North Yorkshire 
HG2 7SA.

Volunteer with us

Volunteering for RNIB is a rewarding experience, and can make an enormous difference to the lives of people with sight loss. If you are interested in volunteering at RNIB Tate House, call us on 01423 88 69 27 or email [email protected].

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