Vera James House

A 42-bed care home providing residential, dementia, respite and end of life care.

Vera James House

42-bed care home providing residential, dementia, respite and end of life care.
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Vera James House is a purpose-built residential care home for older people situated in the historic centre of Ely within walking distance of the market place and the cathedral. The scheme has 42 single rooms, all with ensuite facilities. Vera James House is designated to support older people living with dementia and other related illnesses, and residents who require permanent or respite care in a residential setting.

The home is fully wheelchair accessible and all rooms are linked to a call system when staff assistance is required. Bedrooms are grouped close to shared living/dining rooms and specialist bathrooms have modern care equipment for a quality bathing experience. Vera James House has rooms available on two floors with lift access to all areas and some rooms have views of the Cathedral. Regular trips to the market and the Cathedral are arranged for residents. Visitors to the home include local school choirs, the PAT dog, carol singers, local church and volunteers. All meals are cooked on the premises in the Vera James’ own kitchens in partnership with Apetito and have been awarded a five-star rating by Environmental Health.

Glenholme Vera James House,
Chapel St,

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Care enquiries: 01353 661 113
*Phone lines are open 9am – 5pm

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Glenholme is passionate about delivering safe, individualised care and support to promote independence, choice and inclusion. We work hard to provide the support we would want for our own family members. The team at Vera James House is able to support individuals with diverse needs and we support and care for both local authority and self-funded residents.

    Residential care

  Dementia care

    Respite / Short stay


Wi-fi available

En-suite rooms

Step-free access

Hair salon

Wi-fi available

En-suite rooms

Step-free access

Hair salon


Lounge & Library

Bistros and bar

Activity classes


Landscaped gardens


Disabled parking

Disability-friendly bathrooms

Lift access

Disability confidence training


Suites, Double Rooms, Rooms with patio available

En-suite toilet

Furnished rooms with TV

Pets allowed*


Vera James senior living facility hosts a team care professionals as well as our excellent cleaning, maintenance, and catering staff. They are led by our home manager and supported by the wider Glenholme Healthcare Group.

Robert Hart

Robert Hart

Registered Home Manager

Robert began his career in care as a night carer in 2013. He quickly developed a profound enjoyment for the role, particularly valuing the time he spent with residents and the difference he made in their lives. His aptitude for leadership was recognised by a former manager who believed Robert had the potential to be an excellent team leader, sharing his vision for providing exemplary care. This led to his promotion to Deputy Manager, where he was able to enact positive changes and ensure outstanding care standards. Having worked with Glenholme for over three years, Robert has now progressed to the role of Home Manager. At the heart of his approach is a dedication to the residents, ensuring that their needs and wellbeing are at the forefront of every decision. Robert is committed to making meaningful and positive contributions, leading the outstanding team at Vera James House with empathy and professionalism.

Robert and his team staff have undergone extensive checks prior to employment to ensure that they have the skills and qualities we require when working with older and vulnerable people. They are trained in moving & handling, health & safety, food hygiene, basic first aid, abuse awareness (safeguarding), administering medicine, infection control and the care certificate as well as other bespoke training as required.

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Before making the final decision to move into Vera James House potential residents will be encouraged to spend time there to ensure it is the best place for them. A comprehensive pre-admission assessment will be completed which will concentrate on the person’s needs and wishes.

Food & Nutrition

At Glenholme we believe nutrition is crucial to living an active a life. Our chef and his team prepare nutritious meals and snacks throughout the day.

Activities & Events

We believe it is crucial that all our residents are able to enjoy an active life. For this reason, our homes are designed with activity at their heart.

Facilities & Care

We know how important surroundings are to wellbeing of the people we support and we pride ourselves on the quality of our homes.


“My mum now has a good quality of life and the family are so glad that she lives there and is very happy.”

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Vera James House

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