About Us

Westgate House is an outstanding example of a resident centred Nursing Home that specialises in the care of adults from the age of 40 years old, suffering with mental illness and early & late onset dementia.

We try to make Westgate House comfortable and homely. The dignity and independence of each resident is uppermost in the philosophy of care.

People may come and go as they please within certain safety considerations. Ours is a truly 'open door' policy.

For the resident’s safety, we have a Nurse Call system in all rooms and a Fire Alarm System throughout the building. There are also Registered Nurses on duty 24 hours a day. Medical services are available through the local General Practitioner. All residents retain their National Health Service rights.


Westgate House is situated on the outskirts of the village of Gayton amidst the beautiful South Northamptonshire countryside. It is some six miles south of the county town of Northampton, and about four miles north of the historic town of Towcester.

Because we cater for a wide range of cognitive and physical abilities we have a range of rooms specifically designed to meet the needs of these patients. At one end of the spectrum we have single rooms with en-suite facilities, at the other extreme we have high dependency rooms which are fitted out accordingly. All rooms are fully furnished some with TV sets but patients may bring their own personal items, on consultation, to make their room feel more homely.

The majority of bedrooms are on the ground floor and there is a lift to the rooms on the first floor.

The ground floor is very spacious with various seating areas. Included in these are a large Dining room, a TV room and quiet area.

Other facilities include a small hairdressing salon and assisted bathroom and shower room.

We have the following medical, spiritual and social facilities:

  • Weekly scheduled visits by the local doctor
  • Monthly visit from Chiropodist
  • Dental visits arranged as appropriate
  • Regular visits from Eye Specialists
  • Regular visits from the Tissue Viability Nurse
  • We have twice weekly visits from an Occupational Therapist
  • A hair dresser comes in every week
  • A group travel to the local MIND group
  • We take people out for meals and on shopping trips
  • We have an organist that comes in once a month and a pianist on alternative fortnights.
  • We have the local vicar conduct a Communion Service once a month and visits at other times.
  • A group named ‘Motivation’ attend weekly and run motivation groups.
  • A lady from an animal charity attends fortnightly with her dog.

And many other activities