Welcome To The Rylands Nursing Home


A Nursing and Residential home providing person centred care to meet individual needs

At The Rylands, our experienced and dedicated care team are well led by a team of nurses and nursing assistants who are able to offer the best of personal and nursing care. Each resident has their own individually written care plan, personalised and tailored to their needs. Our ‘person centred’ approach to care is essential to providing a service of a very high quality.

We have a dedicated activities coordinator who organises group activities, music and entertainment, as well as individual time with residents, ensuring that their days are varied and interesting. Gathering information from residents and families regarding favourite music, hobbies and interests ensures that our activity programme for each resident can be ‘tailor made’.

At The Rylands we provide fresh, home cooked meals which are planned and prepared to offer a nutritional, well-balanced variety to suit all appetites, modified diets and personal preferences. Our experienced cooks offer a selection of refreshments and snacks throughout the day including fresh fruit platters, freshly baked cakes and pastries.

We pride ourselves on making visitors, guests and clients feel welcome and offer two large communal lounges, conservatory, dining room and landscaped garden spaces. The home has a large car park and lift accessibility.

Our Care home Facilities include 
• Close to Local shops
• Gardens for residents
• Lift & mezzanine stair lift
• Near Public Transport
• Own Furniture if required
• Phone Point in own room/Mobile
• Television point in own room
• Wheelchair access

Should you wish to make an enquiry: visits, emails and telephone calls are always welcome.


Our overall CQC rating – Good

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For testimonials, please see carehome.co.uk

Our mission is to provide the best service and care to our clients 

Although most elderly people would prefer to remain in the privacy and comfort of their own home, unfortunately there comes a point in time when this is no longer possible. At The Rylands we try to make our guests feel as homely as possible making the transition to their new life exciting and pleasurable. 




Home manager

Anna Read

Anna, our home manager, has been a qualified Registered General Nurse for over 20 years, has a honours degree in Health Studies and has Level 5 in Management and Leadership. Anna has completed Mentorship in Practice to enable her to teach and support student nurses on their journey. With a lengthy background in the NHS, she has experience in lots of fields within nursing and has since worked within nursing homes. Anna has studied further courses which include a variety of clinical practices such as wound care, continence and catheter care, venepuncture, tracheostomy care, enteral feeds, stoma care and palliative care. Within the Rylands, Anna has helped assist with the development of our Nursing Assistants, worked closely with the local authorities and members of the multidisciplinary teams. Anna has worked tirelessly throughout the COVID Pandemic and has continued to support and drive her team to keep our residents safe and maintain effective communication to provide a protected living and working environment.


Deputy Manager 

Mal Sneyd

Mal, our deputy manager has worked with us for over 5 years both as a nurse and more recently as our deputy. Mal is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and has been qualified for 9 years. Prior to working at The Rylands, he served for 12 years in the NHS as a health care assistant prior to completing his training and also as a registered nurse. Mal’s background has involved working with mostly older people placed in psychiatric in-patient services who have dementia but also those experiencing a range of mental health conditions such as acute psychosis and depression. He also has experience within Adult psychiatric services, substance misuse and the prison sector. Mal’s interests have always been within nursing older people and he has a personal interest and passion in End of Life care and pain management in which he has completed training and gained qualifications in alongside Diabetes management, treatment and falls prevention. He continues to update his knowledge and skills both with mandatory training and training of interest.

Our services 

Nursing Care

At The Rylands we have highly trained and dedicated staff who are on hand 24 hours, every day of the year to provide nursing and care support to our residents. We are able to care for people with a wide range of health needs from those who may need more care than can be properly provided in their own home, through to people with specialist nursing needs due to conditions such as Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease or multiple sclerosis. Whether convalescing after a major operation or requiring long term care, our qualified registered nurses, nursing assistants and carers will provide professional care to every resident in an attentive and respectful manner. Individual needs and preferences are always recognised and incorporated into detailed, personailised care plans reflecting the physical, intellectual and emotional needs of each and every resident. Within our home we embrace the balance between high quality nursing in an environment which remains homely and supports our residents to be as comfortable as possible. Our residents benefit from a bespoke care plan, tailored to their specific needs and supported by GP’s and specialist medical professionals.

Residential Care

Residential care is for residents who need some assistance with their daily activities, but don’t require intensive nursing care. Residential care includes the provision of nutrition, daily activities, housekeeping services, and 24-hour access to our professional care team.
You may be considering residential care for yourself, or a loved one – here are the main reasons our residents choose residential care:
Residential care isn’t just about the home – it’s about delivering care that improves the quality of life. At The Rylands we have an extensive range of activities led by our Activities Coordinator.
We offer help and support with activities that range from personal hygiene to support at mealtimes, taking medications, getting dressed, taking a bath or going to the bathroom. Nursing Assistants and carers are available 24-hours a day, and nurses are on call should an emergency arise.

Respite and Day Care

Our respite and day care services provide expert care and assistance for a temporary period of time. We use personalised care plans to identify specific medical needs and requirements and to ensure that the respite resident receives the best quality of care.
Our respite and day care residents benefit from the same amenities as our permanent residents, this includes our beautiful grounds and gardens, a wide selection of personalised activities, and healthy and home-cooked meals.
Our day care services provide carers with a break from their usual care responsibilities. We provide high-quality day care services that allow you to relax while you’re away; with peace of mind knowing that your loved one is in great hands. We offer expert day care services in a professional and caring environment.

End of Life Care

We provide care for people who are nearing the end of their life but wish to remain in our caring, supportive and familiar environment.
Also known as end of life care, palliative care provides active physical care, pain and symptom management, psychological, social, spiritual and practical support for individuals whose condition no longer respond to treatment.


Free WiFi is available throughout the home, for our residents and visitors to access.


Our primary goal is to help individuals maintain a familiar lifestyle in the comfort of home.


Laundry services available on site 


A variety of snacks and refreshments are available 24/7


Regular visits from clergy as required


Open visiting times


We encourage our clients of all abilities to be active 


Specialised and modified diets accommodated for 


Hairdresser visits every week.
(The cost for this service is not included in our fees)


We have daily deliveries from local newsagents.

(The cost for this  service is not included in our fees)


We have a choice of local chiropodists that visit regularly.

(The cost for this  service is not included in our fees)


We can make arrangements for these to be purchased on residents  behalf.

(The cost for this  service is not included in our fees)



At The Rylands we believe moving into a care home should be a positive experience and we encourage our residents to continue with their hobbies, be involved with entertainment and activities. We provide a closed facebook group for family and friends to stay updated and remain in touch with their loved ones. Wendy, our committed, enthusiastic and driven activities co-ordinator has taken part in the British Gymnastics Foundation – Love To Move Programme and provides seated activities suitable for all abilities. Wendy often visits craft fayres and is a member of a variety of groups where activity co-ordinators can discuss new ways to stimulate and encourage residents.

Our Values


Our Values are more than just words, they demonstrate how we at The Rylands relate to one another in the important work that we do. They make a positive impact on us and those around in different ways

Our Values come to life through our everyday conversations, actions and choices. It is often the little things that make a big difference and any one can bring a little joy. The Values we live by are worth more when we share them, to celebrate what we stand for. It is only through living Our Values that we can work together to build better relationships and communities and be the best place to work in the care sector.

Privacy, Independence, Security, Dignity, Choice, Respect, Rights, Fulfillment, Equality



We would like to assure visitors, residents, families and friends that we are implementing the official Government and local guidance to keep everybody living, working, and visiting the nursing home safe.

If you have any questions or concerns about our COVID 19 precautions, risk assessments or our latest visiting policy, please call us on- 01952 814871

Contact Us

Make an enquiry


You can contact us on our phone number or email shown below


01952 814871



The Rylands Nursing and Residential Home
74 Forton Road,
TF10 8BT