Wilhelmina House is our purpose-built respite care and residential care home in Croydon. Our elderly residents spend much of their time enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the beautifully kept garden, walking the grounds, sitting on the terrace, or in the garden rooms at the back of the building.

Within our safe and secure environment, residents here enjoy a high quality of residential care and respite care. They are encouraged to take part in the many day trips and activities organised by staff to keep residents mentally and physically active. With handrails and ramps throughout the home, the facilities are highly accessible – to encourage residents to explore the home independently and make use of its many rooms and tastefully decorated modern facilities.

On duty care staff 24/7

Daily activities



Facilities & services

  • Residentail Care
  • Respite Care
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Care staff 24/7
  • Dedicated GP
  • Fully catered
  • Daily activities

“My relative has been in residence for a number of years and has been looked after above and beyond the required standard, in fact, it is clearly a labour of love and a vocation for the excellent staff.”

Daughter of Resident

Take a tour around Wilhemina House

Rooms at Wilhelmina House

Every bedroom at Wilhelmina House has its own en-suite facilities – some with a toilet and hand basin, and some with bathing facilities too. Every room is fitted with an alarm call system, fire alarm, and lockable wall cabinet.

Beds are provided but residents are encouraged to bring their own furniture and other personal belongings with them.

  • En-suite
  • Alarm system
  • Wifi

Eating well

Eating properly is so important for our health and wellbeing. Particularly as we get older, it’s essential our bodies get the nutrients we need, and that we continue to enjoy the social side of food too.

After all, there are not many things that can bring people together like a good meal. At Wilhelmina House, chefs prepare fresh seasonal dishes three times a day, with every dish cooked to order for each individual within our care.

There’s also plenty of opportunity to snack in between meals, with cakes and biscuits served with tea and coffee several times a day.

  • Seasonal menus
  • 3 x meals a day
  • Coffee mornings
  • Afternoon teas

Keeping active


It’s vital we keep our minds and bodies active as we age. Not only to bring a little joy and variety to every day, but to keep us feeling young for as long as possible too. And the best way to do that is by getting up, getting out, and keeping our brains and bodies busy.

At Wilhelmina House, we have a dedicated activities team who ensures that every person we care for gets some one-on-one time doing something they want to do – whether that’s playing backgammon or doing the crossword together. We also run daily group activities, like movie days and group games.

And there are plenty of opportunities to get out and about, with regular day trips organised as well as visits to and from the schools and other care settings within the John Whitgift Foundation family.

  • Visiting entertainers
  • Exercise classes
  • News and magazines
  • Cards, games, and quizzes
  • Shows / movie days
  • Gardening
  • Day trips
  • Garden parties
  • Seasonal celebrations

Assisted living

With care staff on duty 24/7, residents at Wilhelmina House care home in Croydon are well looked after. From laundry and personal care to help with taking their medication, our team are on hand to make sure residents are looked after properly – their health, comfort, and dignity are of the highest priority to our team.

  • Laundry service
  • Personal care
  • Medication support
  • Dedicated GP
  • Newspaper (daily)*
  • Hairdresser (weekly)*
  • Chiropodist (monthly)*

*Additional fees apply


Rated ‘Good’ across all our care settings by Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Go to www.cqc.org.uk for our latest inspection reports.

Meet the team

Find out more about our dedicated respite care and residential care team working to support our elderly residents at our various Whitgift Care home settings.

Our Care Team

Wilhelmina House fees and entry criteria

Whether for full-time residential care or short-stay respite care, Wilhelmina House care home in Croydon are able to accept residents of any gender or faith, provided they’re aged 65 or over. We are also set up to care for residents with a wide range of disabilities, including those who have audio/visual impairments, difficulty in walking (including those who need the support of sticks, frames, or wheelchairs), and those with general memory loss related to ageing.

Sadly though, we are not currently able to offer specialist care for those with dementia, double incontinence, or severe immobility. (Although we’re not able to provide dementia care, we are able to accept people who are double incontinent or have severe mobility issues at Whitgift House).

Our Criteria

  • Aged 65 or over
  • Male or Female
  • Any / No religion
  • Non-specialist care

Fees start from £839 per week

Local area


Located within reaching distance of both town and country, Croydon has excellent transport links by road, rail, and tram.


Wilhelmina House
21 Park Hill Rise, CR0 5JF

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New resident enquiries: 0208 256 1596
All other enquiries: 0208 760 0933

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