Ambleside Care Home, Luton, Bedfordshire
Ambleside Care Home, Luton, Bedfordshire
Ambleside Care Home, Luton, Bedfordshire

Ambleside provides you with home comfort and support from a dedicated team that have family values close to their heart. The team pride themselves on meeting the needs of the community and aim to give every individual a sense of home through their meal times and environment.

Residents are guaranteed a very warm welcome and safe secure care that is second to none.

What makes Ambleside unique?...

Small, secure, intimate home
Fully CQC compliant (governing body for care providers)
Fully trained, long serving care team
Daily home cooked food
Mark all occasions such as birthdays, Christmas and festivals
Variety of entertainment, including days out
Provide dedicated rooms for short-term stay

Facilities comprise of:
• A choice of en-suite & personalised rooms
• Comfortable and spacious communal rooms
• Private quiet areas for relaxation & peace
• Attractive selection of meals, plus special diets catered for
• Security & peace of mind
• No restriction of visiting or visiting times
• Well trained & experienced care team
• Access to the local community & amenities
• On-call facilities to all rooms
• Daily in-house activities and regular professional
• Organised outdoor activities, including picnics, theatre
and exhibitions
• Registered for 24-hour elderly residential, dementia,
physical disability & old age
• Also accommodate short-term respite stays
• Passenger lift & stair-lift
• Fees are dependant on care needs

Owner: Aryaa Care Ltd

Person in charge: Alka Patel (Owner/Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Luton Borough Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 17 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Eating Disorders • Learning Disability • Mental Health Condition • No Medical Intervention • Old Age • Physical Disability • Sensory Impairment • Younger Adults

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Asperger Syndrome • Bipolar/Manic Depression • Cancer Care • Cerebral Palsy • Challenging Behaviour • Epilepsy • Head/Brain Injury • Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Huntington's Disease • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Muscular Dystrophy • Orthopaedic • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 18+.

Languages Spoken by Staff (other than English): Punjabi Mirpuri, Gujarati, Hindi, Panjabi, Punjabi

Single Rooms: 17

Rooms with ensuite WC: 8

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Stairlift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Ambleside Care Home: click here

* Care Quality Commission is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

Bed Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies


7.3 Ambleside Care Home has a Review Score of 7.3 (7.255)

The Review Score of 7.3 (maximum of 10) for Ambleside Care Home is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 3.4 out of 5 from 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Ambleside Care Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.8 out of 5 from 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Care Home / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Care Home receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 3.417 for Ambleside Care Home is calculated as follows: ( (14 Excellents x 5) + (10 Goods x 4) + (1 Poors x 2) + (11 Very Poors x 1) ) ÷ 36 Ratings = 3.417

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Care Home to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Care Home with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    The 3.838 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Ambleside Care Home is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 3.4 positive Reviews (17 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 3.4 Target = 0.588

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Satisfactory
  • Poor
  • Very Poor
  • Don't Know

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Ambleside Care Home?

  • Extremely LIKELY
  • Likely
  • Don't know
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
  • Unlikely
  • Extremely UNLIKELY

Reviewer Connection to Ambleside Care Home

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
  • Nephew of Resident/Service User
  • Sister of Resident/Service User

My uncle has lived at Ambleside Care Home for ten years now. He feels safe and cared for. Social, recreational and clinical care are very good. The home has a warm, welcoming feel and the staff are friendly and caring. The food is excellent. Communication with management is commendable.

How likely would you be to recommend Ambleside Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I chose this home for my mum as it was very near to where I lived and meant I could pop in every day before or after work. My daily visits found only 2 staff on shift at any time so little attention given to any residents. There was a strong urine smell quite often in the communal areas and old stained furniture. The facilities here are very limited and I would describe it overall as poor standard. I have removed my mum from this place after just one month and would not recommend it to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Ambleside Care Home? Extremely Unlikely

Average Rating: 

 1.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Very Poor

Facilities: Very Poor

Care / Support: Very Poor

Cleanliness: Very Poor

Treated with Dignity: Very Poor

Food & Drink: Very Poor

Staff: Poor

Activities: Very Poor

Management: Very Poor

Safety / Security: Very Poor

Rooms: Very Poor

Value for Money: Very Poor

Ms Alka Patel, Registered Manager at Ambleside Care Home responded to this review on 26 Aug 2016:

This home has provided excellent care to a number of people for several years, we work very closely with the regulating bodies, local authority and CQC and aim to meet the standards as set out by these bodies, we are constantly improving and take excellent care of all of the people who live at Ambleside, we are a home from home, we are a small family and work hard to meet the needs of everyone who lives here.

Despite one person’s, very personal views on our capability, and this person having made a decision to place her loved one with us, based upon several visits to the home prior to admission, we intend to remain committed to delivering excellent care in a comfortable, homely and safe environment.

Please review our most recent CQC report to highlight the issues we face and the things we do well.

My sister has been a resident in Ambleside since December 2015. I must admit I was very reluctant to put her in a care home and I felt very guilty to have to do that, but she couldn't be better looked after. She is very happy there and all the staff are very helpful and kind. I find the home very homely.

How likely would you be to recommend Ambleside Care Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Submit a Review for Ambleside Care Home

    • We welcome residents/service users and their family/friends to submit reviews to

    • This is not a formal complaint procedure or to be used for allegations of negligence, abuse or criminal activity. If you wish to make a complaint or have a serious allegation of negligence, please refer to the procedures on our complaints page.

Your Personal Details

Your personal details below may be used by us or passed on to the organisation you are reviewing in order to contact you for the purpose of verifying/responding to your review. They will not be passed on to any other third parties and will not be published on our website. Please enter your own personal email address (the email of the care provider will not be accepted). Reviews cannot be submitted anonymously.

Your Review & Rating

This information will be published on the website.

(Please edit if you wish, but it is now our policy not to publish the surname of the reviewer)

(Please note we only accept reviews from the connections displayed in the drop down. We do NOT accept reviews from staff or people with a professional connection with the care home/service)

Extremely UNLIKELY


Neither Unlikely or Likely


Extremely LIKELY

Don't know

Please avoid using names and enter a minimum of 200 and maximum of 1,000 characters - Currently 0 characters.
Reviews must comply with our Review Policy Content Standards (eg are relevant, informative, civil and do not contain allegations of abuse, negligence or criminal activity).

Please complete each of the following options

I certify this is my genuine opinion and in submitting it I agree to the terms and conditions on
Please note we have zero tolerance for fraudulent reviews, for more info please refer to the Fraudulent Reviews section in our Review Policy

Awards / Recognitions

There are currently no awards/recognitions posted yet for Ambleside Care Home

Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

There are no staff profiles posted yet

Care Home Idol 2016

There are currently no Care Home Idol entrants who have performed at Ambleside Care Home