//We work with residents to design care & support around their needs so that they remain firmly in-charge of everything//

Person - Centered

Welcome to

St James House

St James House has been committed to providing high quality Care. We specialise in caring for and supporting older people in Darwen. We understand how difficult it is when someone can no longer live in their own home. We strive to enable people to keep their own routines, lifestyles and interests. Making sure our residents enjoy their life in a way that they prefer.


Why Choose Us

At Example Carehome we treat people with dignity and respect. We ensure that people have as much control over their own lives as possible. Our work is shaped by the people we support, rather than the other way around. We support and encourage, but never impose. In particular, we work hard to safeguard people from abuse. We believe it's extremely important to promote independence and understand that all of our residents should be treated as individuals so each member has a plan of care designed around their requirements and preferences, granting them choice in aspects of their daily routine. We also welcome regular visits from family and friends.


Types of Care

It's important that you understand the type of care you need before you make the step of choosing a care home that is right for you. If at any stage you have questions about care and the options open to you, whether at St James House Residential Care Home or anywhere else, call us on 01254 873623, and our dedicated staff will be happy to help.


Residential Care

The term residential care refers to the delivery of personal care within a residential setting. It is for those who can no longer manage living on their own even with assistance from home care agencies or relatives. Residents can expect 24 hour assistance with washing & bathing; dressing, getting in and out of bed, eating meals, using the bathroom, taking medication, making drinks and snacks, and more.


Nursing Care

Nursing care is the same in its approach as residential care, with the additional benefit of round-the-clock assistance from a qualified nurse. Those who have spent long periods in hospital are usually assessed as needing nursing care. Each resident who requires our Nursing Care Service benefits from the same in-home facilities available to the Residential residents. The fees charged in nursing homes are usually higher than those in residential homes; however the NHS makes a nominal contribution towards these fees for the nursing aspect of the care provided.


Respite Care

Respite care is available for individuals who need short term care for between one to four weeks to enable a full time carer to have a rest or holiday, or in the event that the carer themselves becomes ill temporarily. Some care homes have rooms specifically reserved for respite care; other homes only offer this service if there is a vacant room available. Respite care can be provided as a one off stay or for more frequent stays.


Dementia Care

The term "dementia" is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. Symptoms include loss of memory, confusion, problems with speech and understanding and differ from person to person.


Frequently Asked

What are the charges?

Information on our charges can be obtained by calling our Manager on 01254 873623. Low income is not a bar to becoming a resident and depending upon your own circumstances you may be able to claim Housing Benefit towards the cost of our charges. The level of any savings that you have may affect the benefits that you can claim. The Citizens' Advice Bureaux or your local Benefits office will be able to give you more advice regarding this.

Do you discriminate?

We aim to offer equal and fair access to all eligible people, regardless of gender, family or financial circumstances, race, colour, religion, or sexual orientation. We aim to respond to individual need, whilst promoting diversity, respect and spiritual care.

Cooking is a real chore and I need a special diet. Can you help?

Food is always an area of interest to residents and their relatives. It should not be a concern to either. St James House Residential Care Home has a fully equipped kitchen and its fully trained and highly skilled cooks prepare fresh home cooked meals ensuring a balanced and varied diet. Residents who have additional dietary requirements such as diabetes or low sodium can have meals prepared to their requirements.

Is smoking allowed?

St James House Residential Care Home has a "No Smoking" policy for the comfort of residents. Smoking is only permitted outside or in designated areas.


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Read our CQC inspection report

As a provider of Care Services, St James House Residential Care Home is regulated by The Care Quality Commission (CQC) an independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. The CQC inspect care homes on a regular basis through unannounced inspections and complete detailed reports on their findings.


Email Address

Phone Number


St James Crescent
Darwen BB3 0EY

Office hours

Mon to Fri: 9.30am to 5pm