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A care home exclusively for the Armed Forces community.

Set in the historic city of Ripon, North Yorkshire, Lister House is a place where ex-servicemen and women and their spouses can feel completely at home. The residents’ shared experiences in the Armed Forces create a truly unique and supportive community, where everyone looks out for one another.

For more information about Lister House or to arrange a visit, please call 01765 694 740 or send an email and a member of our team will be in touch. 

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Welcome from Steve

"We have 76 en suite bedrooms in our main building, as well as comfortable lounges, a bar and beautiful landscaped gardens for our residents to enjoy.

"We’re pleased to be able to provide an expert level of care to all our residents, and operate a specialist dementia care wing, catering for up to 16 people. 

"Whether you’re planning for your own future, or looking on behalf of a loved one, we look forward to hearing from you and helping you take your next step."

Steve Kay, Lister House Manager

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Thank you for taking an interest in Lister House. You can find out more by taking the video tour below – so, come on in and make yourself at home.

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A care home exclusively for the Armed Forces community

Read our brochure to find out more about Lister House.

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If you plan to move into our care home immediately or within the next three months, please complete our application form.

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Home features

  • Furnished room including bed, bedding, wardrobe, chest of drawers, chair, TV socket and landline phone socket
  • En-suite facility including wash basin, toilet, shower and towels
  • Passenger lift
  • Wheelchair access
  • Minibus and other transport
  • Resident's kitchenette
  • Daily social and leisure activities to support to maintain hobbies
  • Free internet
  • Open visiting hours: family and friends can also join residents for a meal by booking in advance
  • Pets are welcome to visit

Our activities

Camaraderie and social interaction play a big part in the day-to-day life of our home.

We have an activity coordinator who helps residents to pursue their passions and hobbies through a range of regular events, including live music, bingo, quizzes and crafts.

We also have an ecumenical Chapel where members of the Ripon Cathedral Chapter celebrate regular services.

Who can stay?

We provide short and long-term care for serving, veterans, and their dependents.

We have a community of men and women of varied ages and abilities. We’re dedicated to supporting not only serving and ex-serving personnel but the whole of the Armed Forces community, including dependants and carers. This includes serving personnel, or those who have previously served, who have received one day of pay and were aged 16 or over at the time of service.

Find out more about eligibility.

Funding options

We accept:

  • Self-funding
  • Local authority funding
  • NHS continuing health care funding

Download our Lister House key summary and guide to care home fees to find more about the fees and funding options.

Application process

Lister House is available for ex-service personnel and their families.  If you are unsure whether you or someone close to you is eligible, please get in touch on 01765 694 740 or via email.

We know that care home applications can feel daunting, but our team are on hand to support you every step of the way. To register your interest or find out more about Lister House and the application process, please call 01765 694 740 or send an email.

If you plan to move into our care home immediately or within the next three months, you will need to complete an application form. Once your application has been received, a needs assessment will take place to help us assess your care needs. This may take place at home or we can also visit you in hospital; providing an opportunity for you to ask any further questions. Your application is dependent upon confirmation of eligibility and the outcome of your care needs assessment. If successful, we will confirm in writing and arrange the next steps, including your arrival date with you.

In some circumstances, we are also able to provide support for those under the age of 65 years seeking care or rehabilitation support. However, we recommend contacting your chosen care home for further information.

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When I left the forces, I missed that sense of being part of something. I feel like I’ve come full circle. Roy, Lister House resident
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Everything you need to help you decide if Lister House is the right care home for you, including the care we offer and our fees

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