Moving should be exciting

We help you every step of the way

Moving to a care home can be an emotional time so we've put together a few tips to help make things feel a little more positive for everyone involved.

Advice, suggestions and practical support

You or your loved ones' move will be much less stressful if there are familiar objects around . So, spend some time deciding what personal items will help make things feel comfortable and reassuring - each personal item will help make it feel more like home.

Consider decorating in a favourite colour scheme and complement with matching soft furnishings.  Talk to us before your move and we'll work together on making the transition as smooth as possible.

Fill the walls with treasured pictures or paintings.  We will be more than happy to help hang them for you.

Or why not bring a favourite chair, foot stool or small pieces of furniture from home. After all, those grooves have taken years to wear in, it'd be a shame to let them go to waste.

We're happy for you to talk to our chef in advance to prepare a favourite family meal, which can be enjoyed by you all when the hard work of moving in is finished.

Experience tells us that residents settle in more quickly and loved ones feel more assured if they spend some time at the care home before moving in. 

Getting to know members of the care team, making friends with other residents and seeing what happens on a daily basis will make all involved much happier.

We look forward to meeting you.

Call us now on 01733 829733 or email us below


Frequently asked questions

What and how much should I pack?

There is no right or wrong answer to this question, but we suggest to bring enough changes of clothes and toiletries for two weeks.  Try to pack toiletries that you or your loved one regularly uses because familiar smells will help with the settling in process.

How long should we leave it before we visit a loved one after they move in?

Everyone is different and some people settle in quicker than others.  No-one knows your loved one better than you, but we want you to talk openly with us about any concerns you may have.  It may be useful to begin with a short visit, but this can be discussed with the care team at the early stages of the admission process

Do I have to pay extra for entertainment?

No. Our in-home entertainment, events and activities are based on the interests, preferences, and needs of our residents. Therefore, we consider the range of lifestyle options available to be a part of their care planning in which good physical, cognitive, and social engagement can directly improve health and wellbeing.

How much does care cost?

The cost of care can vary a great deal and depends on such factors as the type of support you need, whether you need to temporary or permanent care and more.  Each case is unique, so it's always best to get in touch with us and we can discuss your circumstances and what we can offer.

Can residents have access to outside?

Belper Views Care Home has an outdoor area for residents to enjoy, with beautiful views of the Chevin valley - we find our residents really benefit from our secure outdoor area.  

How good is your hospitality?

We are proud of our great tasting, home cooked food. Our dedicated chef prepares fresh meals daily and offers a well-balanced diet that is tailored to each of our residents’ needs.  Menus offer a variety of healthy foods for residents to enjoy, as well as home-made cakes for afternoon tea time.

What is the ratio of staff to residents?

As our residents' needs vary, we assess each individual and agree on the level of support and care required with each resident, family members, and healthcare professionals where appropriate.

What is a care pathway?

Care homes that provide a combination of residential, nursing and dementia care are said to offer a ‘care pathway’.  Homes that offer all three are described as offering a ‘complete care pathway’.  Essentially; having a care pathway can allow a resident to remain at the same home should their needs change, without having to relocate to another service.

Residential or nursing - what's the difference?

Belper Views Care Home offers residential care.

Residential care offers housing for those living independently who wish to reside in an environment with other people as companions and friends. Support is on hand if required, but personal care is not a constant need. 

Nursing care means that qualified nurses are on hand to prescribe medication and offer support and assistance as required for individual care needs, which are more personal in nature.