The health, safety and well-being of our residents, visitors and staff is Coate Water Care’s number one priority and our very high standards in safety and cleanliness provide peace of mind to both residents and their loved ones.

  • All visitors are screened for symptoms of COVID-19
  • Plentiful stocks of full PPE
  • Social distancing in place
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures
  • Latest care sector technology tracks residents’ health
  • Staff trained in infection control and PPE use


All residents have been offered Covid Vaccinations and boosters. Staff at all nine Coate Water Care homes have had their COVID-19 vaccinations, or are medically exempt and our homes are a safe environment for new residents.

Visiting our homes

Our homes are open for visitors, and we have a booking system in place at each home. Check with your local home to find out the latest arrangements, and to book a visit.

CQC inspections

The CQC has been carrying out special inspections to make sure our care homes are COVID-compliant. There are no ratings for these inspections but our good safety practices have been acknowledged.

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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 Hampshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire. Maintained to impeccable standards and staffed by a dedicated team of nurses and care professionals, across 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 nine 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 of
Coate Water Care in 1995

If you are interested in working for Coate Water Care please contact our ‘Welcome Team’ on 01793 821200.

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 or email

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