Our History

Our History

Our History

Coate Water Care is a family business with three welcoming and highly-rated Care Homes in Swindon, two in Gloucestershire, and one per county in Warwickshire and Worcestershire. Maintained to impeccable standards and staffed by a dedicated team of nurses and care professionals, between all our comfortable homes we offer Nursing, Residential, Dementia, Respite & Day Care, and Convalescent services.

Chris and Geraldine Smith, the founders of Coate Water Care, have been committed to quality care since 1995 when they opened their first small Care Home in Old Town, Swindon. From small acorns, Chris and Geraldine have expanded their business with the emphasis on careful and measured growth – when dealing with elderly people’s quality of life the key is to get things exactly right. The small details count.

The company now owns and runs seven care homes. This expanding concern now includes senior roles for Chris and Geraldine’s sons, Nick and Jamie. All four family members are trained care professionals who take a hands-on caring role when required. As well as being a qualified Care Manager, Jamie is also the in-house patient-handling trainer.

Coate Water Care prides itself on being a family business with a caring, personal touch, but it is also forward-thinking and invests heavily in the upkeep of its properties and in the exceptional staff that run them. Up-to-date technology monitors and records patient histories, diagnosis and daily living requirements, so that care can be tailored to each person’s individual needs.

"We take enormous satisfaction in providing a comfortable and safe environment for the people we are entrusted with caring for.  People choose Coate Water Care for their loved ones for one simple reason … because we care."  Chris Smith (Co-Founder, Coate Water Care)

We care because you care.

Let us help you find the right care for your loved ones.

Please contact our ‘Welcome Team,’ Sue or Paul, with any questions about care or to arrange a visit to your local Coate Water Care home. Call: 01793 821200


Coate Water Care truly understand the importance of providing a safe, supportive and respectful environment for the elderly in their seven care homes in Swindon, Wiltshire, Gloucester, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.


Our deep and heartfelt thanks to Coate Water Care, Swindon for their professionalism and caring. Our mother was offered dignity, privacy and support from every single member of staff.

Lynn Pyle and Gary Spencer


Thank you for all your patience and kindness shown to Harry whilst he was staying at Downs View Care Home in Swindon.

Best Wishes Gill