Residential care homes

Residential care homes are suitable for people for whom living in their own home, even with support, is no longer a practical option. Usually a long-term care option, most residential care homes have beds available on a short-term basis for respite.

How can I get a referral for residential care?

Referrals will most often be through a GP, or a social worker who is already working with the individual. However, if you are not in contact with a social worker and would like an assessment of your needs to see if residential care - or any other type of support - is suitable for you, please contact the Community Care Access Team on 0345 30 111 20 or email accessteam@pkc.gov.uk.

If you require help with a hospital discharge or an emergency situation, you should still contact the Access Team on 0345 30 111 20 and they will put you in contact with the Social Work Duty team. This number transfers to the Out Of Hours Service for 24 hour support when the Access Team are unavailable.

Quality of service

We want everyone in a care home to receive a quality of service that is acceptable.

  • All adults within a care home will be covered by our Adult support and protection guidelines. 
  • All care homes must be registered with the Care Inspectorate. Care homes receive regular inspections from the Inspectorate and you can find reports for any care home on the  Care Inspectorate website.
  • A number of  icon quality measures [30Kb] are also linked to the fee levels that are paid to care homes by local authorities. We also undertake contract monitoring visits to make sure that these quality measures are being met.

Parkdale is a purpose built residential unit which provides permanent and respite supported accommodation for those individuals who, for reasons of age or disability, are no longer able to live fully independent lives within the community.

Dalweem is a purpose built residential unit which provides permanent and respite supported accommodation for those individuals who, for reasons of age or disability, are no longer able to live fully independent lives within the community.

Information aimed at owners, managers and staff at local care homes.

Information aimed at owners and managers of local care homes who provide a service to people with a learning disability.

Contact details

Early Intervention and Prevention Team

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 0345 30 111 20