Lively political discussion at Home of Compassion

The Member of Parliament for Esher and Walton shared a cup of tea, a slice of cake and some lively political discussion with residents at Home of Compassion in Thames Ditton during a constituency visit on Friday 8th February.

Dominic Raab, who is also the Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice, talked about his varied and demanding responsibilities both at work and at home. Questions were forthcoming from all sides and covered topics as varied as the country’s prison population, how the taxpayer’s money is spent and the challenges of appearing on TV’s Question Time.

On a less formal note Mr Raab discussed the challenge of balancing a political career with raising a family. Home of Compassion grandparents and great grandparents were keen to pass on experiences and wise words from their own days of parenting to the MP.

Home of Compassion Business Development Executive Nancy Kirk said; “Mr Raab enjoyed his visit as did the residents who he met and chatted with. We found out quite a bit about this charming gentleman, from his background as a lawyer, working for the Foreign Office in The Hague, his subsequent work with David Davis, and then his selection to represent the Conservatives in Esher and Walton in 2009”

“And to prove it is a small world, Dominic discovered that he knew the daughter of one of our residents. I suppose when you have been a local MP for seven years you must meet and know a fair chunk of the community. “

Home of Compassion is dedicated to providing the highest level of residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 71 elderly residents. The luxurious care home is set in delightful surroundings in the heart of Thames Ditton, with beautiful views over the river.

To book a place at the Tate Britain event please call 0208 339 3100. For more information about Home of Compassion and Caring Homes visit our website at

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