About Us

Welcome to the Ellesmere Community Nursing Home website. We believe you will find the information helpful in making the right choice of nursing home for you or your loved one.

'Ellesmere Community Nursing Home provides high quality nursing care and social stimulation which impresses the most stringent of registration inspections as well as patients and families' Mike Sleigh – Chair of Trustees

Our Home is a non-profit-making concern managed by the Ellesmere Community Centre Care Trust, a charitable company.

Read the Care Quality Commission Inspection Report (October 2016)



In 1988 the National Health Service closed Ellesmere Cottage Hospital which was located in a building originally given to the community in 1906 by Louisa Jebb. The medical and nursing care that the hospital had provided was much appreciated by local people who felt passionately that a health care presence should continue in Ellesmere following the closure.

Well coordinated fund raising schemes, spearheaded by the hospital's League of Friends enabled the premises to be purchased by Ellesmere Community Care Centre Trust, (a registered charity) and in October 1994 the Ellesmere Community Nursing Home opened.

Our Home is managed and supported by:

  • Ellesmere Community Care Centre Trust members
  • The registered manager and finance officer
  • Qualified nurses and carers, domestic staff, the League of Friends and voluntary helpers

League of Friends

The League of Friends was formed to help meet the needs of Ellesmere’s Cottage Hospital which served the community from 1906 – 1988.

To raise money the Friends opened a shop selling second-hand goods, donated by people of Ellesmere, and organised regular community fund raising events including a ‘buy a brick’ scheme to fund day rooms for the hospital.

When the hospital closed in 1988 the Ellesmere Community Care Centre Trust was established to develop the hospital building as a seven bed nursing home. The cost target was £250,000 and League of Friends staff contributed substantial funds to help meet the Trust’s target. Subsequently the Friends raised further funds to help meet the cost of increasing the Home’s capacity to nine beds.

Dedicated volunteers continue to manage the League of Friends shop in Scotland Street, and plan and arrange many fund raising events that are well supported and enjoyed by the people of Ellesmere and surrounding area.

Ellesmere Community Nursing Home residents, staff, trustees and the local community members recognise the huge commitment of those active League of Friends volunteers who strive to realise the aspirations of raising money to support Ellesmere Community Nursing Home.

Those wanting to know more about the League of Friends or wish to become a volunteer are invited to enquire at the shop - top of Scotland Street.