Nightingale House

Nightingale Hammerson is a leading specialist in residential care that has been serving the Jewish community for over 180 years.

We offer world-class holistic care in a safe, stimulating environment at Nightingale House in Clapham and Hammerson House (opening late spring 2020) in Hampstead Garden Suburb.

Our individually tailored service offers a ‘home from home’ – with kind, compassionate residential, nursing, dementia, respite, palliative care and end-of-life care.


Whilst some of our facilities are currently restricted, due to social distancing, we are still able to enjoy many of our activities around Nightingale House; of which there are many.

We go to every effort to make our home friendly and personalised, where our residents enjoy living and their families are happy visiting.

Residents are able to live life to the full in the knowledge that they are cared for in a safe, stimulating and respectful environment.  Everyone is encouraged to personalise their own en-suite bedrooms and within each Household there are spacious, attractive communal areas, lounges and dining rooms where residents can eat together and socialise, should they wish.


Our beautiful and well-kept gardens are maintained by our expert horticulturist, Phil.  Our gardens have lots of flowerbeds, shrubs and trees with sociable areas and quiet spots to enjoy the sun, shade and outside engagement.  In addition to managing the estate, Phil has also introduced our new eco-friendly beehive from which we hope to make our own honey!

We have a pet’s corner, where we all enjoy the company of our rabbits, guinea pigs, fish and aviary.  All are overseen by our resident cat, Tommy.

Garden Café

Our deli-style café is popular with residents and visitors, offering comfortable surrounds, high chairs for visiting grandchildren and outdoor seating if weather permits.


We have a well-stocked library and a good range of books to suit the taste of most readers.  Our library also plays host to many of our clubs, such as Bridge and Rummikub.

Concert Hall

Musical concerts are performed in our spacious, air conditioned concert hall and bring a great deal of entertainment to our residents on a regular basis.

Activities Hub

The Activity Hub provides an array of resident engagements, including baking, cooking, pottery, textiles, arts and special projects.

Hairdressing Salon and Shop

Many of our residents like to attend the salon on a regular basis and it is open throughout the week for anyone who wishes to book an appointment.  Our shop is open Sunday to Friday for the little essentials that residents and visitors may need.

Namaste and Sensory Rooms

Both provide a relaxing and calming environment, with soft music and treatments such as hand massage.  It’s a special place to relax and relieve any anxiety you may be feeling.


We have our own synagogue where people can visit whenever they like. We celebrate many Jewish religious festivals, as well as regular Shabbat services.

We also have children from local schools come to visit the synagogue and learn about the Jewish way of life, as part of their school curriculum.

Our much loved Religious Co-ordinator, Rafi, is a big part of life at Nightingale House, whether it is for pastoral needs or having a game of snooker with our residents.

“I can’t think of anywhere better that I could be.  I feel this is very much my home.”