We bring the spark

True to our name, ‘Anavo,’ which derives from the Greek word for ignite or spark, we’re here to illuminate the way, supporting people in making choices about their loved one’s care that they’re happy and at ease with. Read more about our story…

Care with a difference

Care with a sense of personality, but always with purpose. Care that opens minds and looks forward, not back.

A home for everyone

Explore our residential, nursing and dementia care homes across the UK.

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A helping hand

You’ve decided that you or a loved one needs to go into care. From the offset, you get given a whole heap of information. We know it is a lot to take in, especially when you’re still digesting the fact that you need additional care.

That’s why we’ve created a helpful guide to walk you through the different types of care we offer, so you can read it at your leisure and get a better understanding of what it means to you.

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Where to start?

New to care? Arranging care can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Our care goes both ways. We focus on the resident but also the family members and their needs too. Here are the steps we recommend when searching for a suitable care home for a loved one…


Talk to friends
and family

Start your care home search by reaching out to friends and family. Their insights could be invaluable, as they might have recommendations or personal experiences that could guide your decision. By gathering their perspectives, you can gain a more comprehensive understanding of the available options and potential considerations.


some homes

Once you’ve gathered recommendations and conducted initial research, it’s time to narrow down your options. Create a shortlist of care homes that best match your unique preferences and requirements. Consider factors like location, facilities, staff-to-resident ratio, and reviews. This shortlist will serve as a focused starting point for your further exploration, tailored to your specific needs.


(at meal times!)

Arrange visits to the shortlisted care homes, ideally during meal times. This enables you to immerse yourself in the environment, assess the quality of meals, and observe interactions between residents and staff. Take note of the home’s cleanliness, comfort, and overall ambiance. Interact with staff and residents to gain a deeper understanding of the community’s dynamics.


Make a
final decision

After visiting each care home and gathering all necessary information, take the time to reflect on your personal experiences. Your unique perspective, coupled with factors such as the atmosphere, level of care provided, staff friendliness, and resident engagement, will guide you towards a decision that feels right for you or your loved one’s needs and preferences.

What people say about us

We are very impressed with the standard of care that Mum has received. Staff are excellent and nothing is too much trouble.

Dawn Clark, Daughter of a resident

I have waited 103 years to feel this special and feel looked after by everyone around me.

Irene, Anavo resident

All staff are very helpful and friendly. An excellent standard of care is given to my Mother.

Ann Hebdon, Daughter of a resident

Join the team, bring the spark

We’re dedicated to brightening things up and committed to being a beacon of hope and positivity. A force for good in elderly care, and a reassuring light for families everywhere. We don’t pretend it’s easy, or that we can wave a magic wand and instantly improve lives. But we believe our spark can grow and spread, leading to positive change, progress, and innovation.

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