Home of Compassion marketing suite now open

A landmark Grade II* mansion, Home of Compassion in tranquil Thames Ditton, is entering a new chapter as a beautifully restored home offering luxury care. The marketing suite is now open for viewing with the home due to open soon.

The delightful setting of Home of Compassion, with its fabulous views across the river Thames to Hampton Court, has long been recognised. A property has featured on the site since the reign of James I, with the current impressive mansion dating from the 18th Century.

Not only have we kept the unusual name of the home – dating from when the house was bought by The Church of England Community for the Compassion of Jesus in 1905 – we have retained as much of its significant character and features as possible. Now Grade II* listed, it has been lovingly restored by Caring Homes and has just re-opened as a luxurious care home with facilities to rival those of a top hotel.

To reinstate the magnificence of the main house, the architects and builders worked closely with planners, Historic England, Listed Building and local residents. Notably, the first floor library is completely refurbished, including restoration of 28 verre églomisé panels and many sections of the ornate cornicing in the grand reception rooms.

In addition to the main house and adjoining Chapel and Priory, there is a new purpose-built East Wing. Both the original and new buildings have delightful furniture and furnishings in keeping with both the heritage of property and the practical needs of the new residents. All bedrooms are en-suite and the 11 feature bedroom suites in the main house are exceptional.

Home of Compassion is a prestigious care home with state-of-the-art facilities, entirely centred on residents, their needs and wishes. Our residential, nursing and dementia care is provided by highly-skilled, caring professionals who are dedicated to providing a smooth transition into a home where care is a vocation and interaction with residents is paramount.

Home Manager, Avril Jones, says: “Whether residents join us in good health, looking to connect with new friends, or with specific care and nursing needs, each day is always shaped by their lifestyle preferences. At Home of Compassion, we’re not here to take over lives, we’re here to help live them.”

Over and above the superb care, Home of Compassion offers an array of lifestyle options to suit even the most discerning. For example, residents can start the day with breakfast in bed followed by lunch and dinner in a dining room, or receive a cooked meal or hot snack in their room at any time of day. For a more formal affair our private dining room offers the perfect backdrop for family get-togethers.

Similarly, our drivers, gardeners, activities coordinators and resident concierge all work to ensure that the time residents spend here is as rewarding for them as it is for us, and ‘everyday’ can stay just how they like it. For those seeking diversion a variety of activities, events, entertainment and trips are on offer and we encourage everyone to maintain links with outside interests, too.

To find out more, visit caringhomes.org/home-of-compassion or call 0808 223 5406 to arrange a personal visit with Avril.

Home of Compassion

Home Manager

Avril Jones


58 High Street,
Thames Ditton,

0808 223 5406
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
To Whom it may concern,

RE: A message from the CEO and Clinical Director

At Caring Homes we are following the latest Government advice and stopping visitors to all our homes, except for essential visits by healthcare professionals who will be required to adhere to strict protocols.

We understand that this may be very difficult for families but we are clear in our duty to ensure we protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our Residents and Colleagues as our top priority.

We want you to know that you can contact your loved ones through calls, emails, video and social media and we will support our Residents to view any messages you send over. We are confident that the teams in our homes are doing all they can to ensure that life remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. There will be a full programme of activities delivered by our in-house health and wellbeing teams.

We hope you will understand and support these actions and any further subsequent measures we might need to put in place.

Yours sincerely