Person centred care homes for
the elderly in South Croydon.

Whitgift Care provides a broad range of services from residential care within the retirement community to sheltered housing and full patient-centred care in our nursing care homes.

Our assisted living program ensures a better quality of life for the elderly and retired, resulting in our residents finding their own sense of joy, purpose, and belonging from retirement and beyond.

Whitgift Arch

Private person-centred care homes in South Croydon supporting the elderly retirement community by providing patient-centred care, and affordable residential and nursing care, on a short or long-term basis.

Wilhelmina House

Residential care •  Respite care  • End of life care

A purpose-built modern care home, with a large and beautifully tended walled garden, primarily for those who need personal care.

Whitgift House

Nursing care  •  Respite care  •  End of life care

Set in the beautiful grounds of Whitgift School, Whitgift House offers round-the-clock nursing and weekly GP visits, giving full nursing care.

“Everyone I have met at Whitgift House is extremely kind, patient and friendly. I enjoy my time here enormously. Lunches are excellent. Activities are great.”


We provide residential care for people who would struggle to live on their own and nursing care for residents who need round-the-clock attention from trained health care professionals. Our end-of-life care helps residents to live as well, as fully and as comfortably as possible.

Find out more…

Residents in our retirement living settings live independently but in the safety and security of gated sheltered housing – where help and companionship are always on hand if needed.

Whitgift House Apartments

A caring retirement community of sheltered accommodation nestled on the grounds of Whitgift School, for those who need only a helping hand with supported independent living.

Whitgift Almshouses

Our welcoming residential retirement home in the heart of Croydon, where residents live under their own care inside the walls of the historic Whitgift Almshouses sheltered housing complex.

Find out more…

Latest news and announcements

Whitgift Care Bake Off winner announced

Congratulations to our lovely volunteer Jill who won Whitgift House’s Bake Off with her culinary delight of a Bakewell Tart last Friday. Entries were both sweet and savoury and included a bacon and cheddar strada, apple turnover, and a banana marble cake to name a few. All congregated in the Community Room to hear the…

Music, Mulled Wine and Mince Pies. Sunday 3rd Dec at Whitgift House

Join us for a relaxing afternoon concert for clarinet, cello and piano with seasonal refreshments in the interval. Everyone Matters musicians Margaret Archibald clarinet, Julia Desbrusais ‘cello and John Flinders piano presents a concert of classical favourites and popular items. The Whitgift House kitchen will be busy providing seasonal refreshments for musicians and audience to…

Residents celebrate two decades of being part of Whitgift Care

Six residents have called Whitgift Care, part of the John Whitgift Foundation, their home for more than 20 years. To celebrate in true Whitgift Care style, a ‘Sunday Get Together Party’ was thrown with guests all congregating in the Whitgift House community room on 27th August to enjoy live entertainment from Italian tenor Yuri Sabatini,…

Our services

Whitgift House
South Croydon
Wilhelmina House
Park Hill
Whitgift Almshouses
Central Croydon
Sheltered living
Residential care
Nursing care
End of life care
Respite care*
Assisted baths
Guest parkingLimitedLimited
Guest accommodation
Close to public transport
Dedicated GP
Daily activities
Viewing appointmentsTimedDrop-inTimed

Follow us on Facebook

John Whitgift Foundation

John Whitgift Foundation


The official page for John Whitgift Foundation, a leading education and care charity in Croydon.

5 days ago

John Whitgift Foundation
Do you know someone who would like to join our warm #community at The Whitgift #Almshouses in #Croydon and be part of over 426 years of #history?Contact us for a viewing on or 020 8256 1596 #careincroydon #heritage ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

John Whitgift Foundation
Advance bookings £10; entry on the door £15. All proceeds will go to Everyone Matters and its mission to take live music and music-making to people who cannot readily access it themselves. Matters presents: Music, Mulled Wine & Mince Pies, Sunday 3 December 2023 at Whitgift House, 76, Brighton Road, South Croydon CR2 6AB. 2.30p.m. in the Community RoomMargaret Archibald clarinet, Julia Desbruslais ’cello, John Flinders piano. A musical & culinary feast to celebrate the season. Refreshments including mulled wine & mince pies will be served during the interval.All proceeds will go to Everyone Matters and its mission to take live music & music-making to people who cannot readily access it themselves.“Early bird” advance booking £10; entry on the door £15Contact Margaret Archibald to reserve your place. Bank transfer details on request for early bird bookings. (OR book direct through Eventbrite for £11.55: Enquiries/advance booking: Margaret Archibald, Artistic Director, Everyone Matters, 21, Stone Road, Bromley, BR2 9AX; mob: 07970 123105; email: ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Have you read the Autumn edition of the Whitgift Whisperer? Our quarterly newsletter is for all Whitgift care residents, family and friends. Download your copy here: ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Brochure Download
flower motif cropped