While still very much part of our community, residents at Whitgift House sheltered apartments live independently and under their own care. The flats are nestled in the beautiful grounds of Whitgift School, South Croydon, with some overlooking the playing fields.

Our support staff are there to keep a watchful eye, deal with any problems with the property, and to give a helping hand with daily life when needed. Staff are on site during the day throughout the week, but should residents need help urgently – they can trigger their pendant alarm to access our 24/7 Careline and get the help they need.

On duty care support staff

Emergency pendant 24/7 Careline

Morning call / daily check-ups

Self catered


Facilities & services

The flats are self-catered but if they like, residents are very welcome to have lunch with residents of Whitgift House nursing home. They enjoy taking part in the many events and activities at Whitgift House nursing home. Due to a dedicated mini-bus, they are also able to attend events across the wider Whitgift Care community and go on trips to places further afield.

Residents have a special connection with pupils and staff of Whitgift School – often being invited to enjoy performances, sports fixtures, or a friendly game of croquet. They may also take advantage of dedicated GP visits and access a hairdresser (fortnightly) and chiropodist (every 6-8 weeks).

“Mum loves the garden, her window where she can sit and watch the birds, and playing cards with her friends. It’s such a relief to know she’s happy here, that she doesn’t have to feel alone.”

Relative of Resident

Apartments an Whitgift House

All the one-bedroom apartments come unfurnished and include kitchen, lounge, bathroom and balcony areas. Every room is fitted with an alarm call system, fire alarm, and intercom system.

Communal facilities include the beautiful gardens and patios, a dining room, laundry room, and a large living room – providing a central hub for social life and activities. A chapel is housed within the grounds where residents enjoy regular services should they wish.

  • En-suite
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Balcony

Keeping active

It’s vital we keep our minds and bodies active as we get older – it keeps us feeling young and helps to bring a sense of joy and purpose to our daily lives.

At Whitgift House our sheltered apartments, residents enjoy a strong sense of community and tend to forge close personal relationships with their neighbours – including those at Whitgift House nursing home and pupils and staff of the school.

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 nursing and respite care team working at Whitgift care homes to support and care for our elderly residents.

Our Care Team

Whitgift House Sheltered Housing fees and entry criteria

Whitgift House sheltered apartments in Croydon is able to welcome residents of any gender over the age of 60, provided they are physically able and capable of living independently.

Please note that not all blocks have a lift and some of the flats are on the 1st floor.

Fees are from £1211 to £1525 (for 2023-24)

Local area


Close to both London and the Southeast countryside, Croydon has excellent transport links by road, rail, and tram.


Whitgift House
76 Brighton Road, CR2 6AB

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

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