St Faith’s

St Faith’s provides the highest standard of dedicated, 24-hour, individually assessed end of life nursing care in a warm and homely environment. We care for those with complex needs including those living with dementia and have particular expertise in palliative care.
Our refurbished ‘Fairhaven suite’ provides dedicated end of life care.

24 hour nursing care

End of Life care including The Fairhaven Suite

Respite Care


Dementia Care

Care for Couples


Support for families


Ensuite rooms

Fully accessible home

Private and enclosed gardens

Freshly cooked food with an expertise in adapting diets

Team of activities coordinators

Active community connections

Visitors always welcome

Hairdressing salon

Home telephone number transferrable to room

Television and Wifi

Lilian Faithfull Care fleet of vehicles

Close to Cheltenham Spa railway station, Waitrose and Cheltenham town centre

3d Tour at St Faith's

Our Home Environment

St Faith’s is a characterful refurbished Victorian villa with a modern extension in a leafy street close to the centre of Cheltenham.  Every room has ensuite facilities and residents are welcome to add their own furnishings and personal belongings. In addition residents can transfer their home phone number to their room; part of our mission to make the transition into care as easy as possible. We have two rooms which can accommodate couples or friends if desired.

Each floor is organised as its own community, with its own dining rooms and lounges to give a calmer, homely and more personal environment. Our purpose built extension overlooks the well-kept enclosed gardens where there is always something to enjoy and look at. The gardens are popular with our resident’s and their families for socialising or quiet contemplation.

Our specialist end of life care suite, The Fairhaven Suite, is separate from the main home offering peace and privacy for adults wanting to receive palliative care for their final days, weeks or months. Nine spacious suites (with ensuite wetrooms) with kitchens and lounges for families have been created after extensive remodelling and refurbishment of St Faith’s historic ‘Fairhaven’ building.  Please click here to find out more.

Our Care

Our person centred care is nurse-led 24 hours a day and has dignity and compassion at its heart. We are unusual in the high level of qualified nurses that we have on every shift. Our care team receive extended care training and are highly skilled in personal care to meet the needs of our residents. Our physiotherapist and dietary advisor give valuable additional support.

We have very high standards for our end of life care both in the main nursing home and in The Fairhaven Suite, which is dedicated to palliative care (click here for more details).

We have specialist knowledge of dementia. Our ‘Dementia Leads’ head up a team of dementia link workers across the home.

We also work closely with a multi-disciplinary team of external health professionals including doctors, specialist nurses and the NHS rapid response team to ensure every resident’s care needs are met and avoid unnecessary hospital admissions. We have close links with our local GP surgery who hold fortnightly surgery’s at St Faith’s and have visiting foot care specialists, optician and dental repair service as required.

Each resident has a named nurse and carer and work closely with residents and their families to create a person centred plan of care for each individual, which is constantly reviewed. We have a wide range of clinical equipment including specialised beds, mattresses, chairs and hoists.

To learn about our response to Covid please visit our Infection Control page.

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St Faiths, Cheltenham

Our team of activity coordinators organise a wide range of activities, trips and performances. For those residents who stay in their bedroom either by choice or due to ill health we work to find things they enjoy on a one to one basis.

One to one time with residents focusing on their own particular interests, perhaps sharing a book, reminiscence activities or sharing some music.

Activities in small groups such as arts and crafts, indoor gardening/flower arranging or baking

Active links with our local community, for example we have a long term relationship with Cheltenham Ladies College students, currently they link virtually to talk to residents every week

Trips out are enjoyed in the warmer weather to cafés, gardens, shops and other local attractions (and even the seaside!)

Visiting hairdressers to our hair salon

Facilitating residents to use Skype or Facetime on our i-pad to keep in touch with friends and relatives

home Cooking

Our chefs prepare fresh nutritious and well balanced menus each day, offering a wide range of options at every meal.

For residents who need help at mealtimes, we have a team of specialist carers to give assistance with eating and drinking. As far as possible they support the same residents each day so that they build a personal understanding of their individual preferences and closely monitor how much is consumed to ensure residents are well nourished and hydrated.

Before a resident moves in, a detailed understanding of their dietary needs and preferences is gained.  Lilian Faithfull Care’s Deputy Catering manager and dietary advisor also visits each resident shortly after they move in to check all is well.

The chefs are experienced at preparing special menus for people who have difficulties chewing or swallowing including beautifully presented purée meals (for more information please visit our home cooking page).

We welcome guests to join residents for a meal and we enjoy hosting family parties for any occasion.

Fees Information

As a charity we are able to offer very competitive rates for nursing care. Fees vary according to factors such as the level of care required and size of room, so please talk to Teresa, our home manager to find out more. We have never had to ask anyone to leave due to their personal financial circumstances.

Contact and visit us

To find out more about life at St Faith’s please do not hesitate to contact Teresa and the team on 01242 240240 or email

If you are looking for care and would like to see our home, we offer live virtual tours by phone or tablet or safe ‘in-person’ visits by appointment.

Please contact the homes to arrange.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Application Form

To apply to live at our homes please complete this application form and return to our care home team. We do recommend talking to our care home team first to go over your care needs.

St Faith’s Nursing Home
Malvern Road
GL50 2NR

Teresa Weis

Teresa Weis


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