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Lister House provides expert care for the Armed Forces community and their families, including a specialist dementia wing and dedicated day-care facilities.

Set within beautiful landscaped gardens in the historic cathedral city of Ripon, North Yorkshire, Lister House is where our residents and visitors can feel at home.

As well as spacious en-suite bedrooms, our home has cosy lounge areas, a bar to socialise with friends and family and a library where residents can spend some quiet time. We also have a chapel which hosts regular services.

Lister House Key Summary

A key summary document with all the useful details to help you consider whether it's the right care home for you, including funding options and fees.

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Apply to Lister House

If you plan to move into our care home immediately or within the next 3 months, please complete our application form.

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All our residents are part of the Armed Forces community, making our homes even more special.

Our team are proud to have created a wonderful environment where residents are able to make the most of every day.

There’s always something to keep people entertained with live music, bingo, quizzes, crafts and more!

As all of our residents are part of the Armed Forces community they often share a very unique connection – making Lister House even more special.

Address and contact


Lister House, Southgate Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 1PG

Telephone: 01765 694 740

Fax: 01765 690 917

Email: Lister.Admin@britishlegion.org.uk


Apply to Lister House

Lister House is available for ex-service personnel and their families.  If you are unsure whether you or someone close to you is eligible, we recommend calling our helpline team 0808 802 8080 or contacting the home directly.

We know that care home applications can feel daunting, but our helpline team are on hand to support you every step of the way. You can make initial enquiries by telephone or email. If you are eligible, you will be asked to register your interest and complete the form in our Expression of Interest leaflet. You will remain on the register for 6 months, then you will need to re-apply.

If you plan to move into our care home immediately or within the next 3 months, you will then be asked to complete our CHF1 Application Form for you to return to your preferred care home.  We can also provide help to complete the form – simply call 0808 802 8080 or email info@britishlegion.org.uk for more details.

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.


Key summary

There are many things to consider when deciding to move yourself, or a family member, into a care home. We've recently put together a key summary document of Lister House to help you consider whether it's the right care home for you. 

The document provides useful details of the following and more: 

  • Type of care
  • Funding options and fees
  • Admission requirements
  • Trial period
  • Services, including Day Care services
  • Staffing

Download Lister House Key Summary


Funding options

We accept:

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

Download Lister House key summary to find more about the fees and funding options.

Download our guide to care home fees


Home features

  • Furnished room including bed, bedding, wardrobe, chest of drawers, chair, carpet, 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
  • Shared computer with internet access
  • 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.

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More about Lister House

Call our team on 01765 694 740 or download our brochure to find out more.

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