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Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission, Asra House is a truly unique home for residents with an Asian lifestyle, providing residential, dementia and respite care.

In its recent CQC report, one of the home’s residents said simply: “This is the best care home in Leicester. I think that and so do my relatives.” While another said: “The staff are very caring. They treat me like I was their family member.”

The team embrace and celebrate every aspect of their residents’ cultural needs and beliefs. They won the Care Home Team category of the Great British Care Awards 2018, in recognition of staff who demonstrate ‘outstanding excellence’. At the heart of our care home in Leicester is manager Ruth, who along with her team goes above and beyond to enrich their residents’ lives.

Mealtimes – a highlight of the day

Mealtimes are always special. The smell of the home-cooked curries, daal dishes, samosas and chapattis fill the home. The chef even makes chutneys, with fresh peaches, mango and chilli by hand, as well as raita, a popular dish with cucumber and yoghurt. For dessert, there are always homemade sweet treats. Some of the residents also love to help prepare the vegetables for these dishes, as they would have done before moving into a residential care home. This can also revive happy memories for them, many of whom live with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia and memory loss.

Celebrating our Leicester care home

The daily menus of traditional home-cooked Asian cuisine are available in English and Gujarati. Most residents are vegetarians, and any meat dishes are always prepared in a separate kitchen. Every single resident’s laundry is also washed separately.

Between them, the team speak a combination of Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Swahili and English. The home, which is situated in Leicester’s ‘Golden Mile’, has its own culture and interpretation champion, ensuring excellent communication with residents and their family and friends.

Asra House has an Islamic prayer room, as well as a multi-faith Hindu temple. The team works closely with residents and loved ones to celebrate religious festivals throughout the year, which are usually filled with music, dance and amazing food. These include Eid, Diwali, Ram Navmi and Maha Shivaratri. The team also supports people to visit places of worship outside the care home, such as local mosques, temples and gurdwaras.

Residents and their family and friends are actively encouraged to play an important role in how Asra House is run and are responsible for chairing the regular residents’ and relatives’ meetings.

Activities are really tailored to our residents. Charity Learning for the Fourth Age and Planet Leicester Bakers regularly visited to deliver sensory activities, such as bread-making sessions. These have proved to be especially beneficial for those living with dementia, because making – and of course smelling and tasting the bread – is wonderful for stimulating the senses.

Looking for a Leicester care home for respite care?

If you are a caregiver in the local community supporting and elderly relative at home, we are here to provide short-term respite care and breaks which can be pre-booked in advance. These give carers the peace of mind their relative is in safe hands, so they can have a rest themselves. They are also ideal if you are exploring transitioning into care and want a flavour of what to expect.

Pricing information

Our 2022 weekly care fees for residential care start from £800, but may be in the region of 20% more*, depending on your care needs and the type of bedroom that is right for you, from our standard rooms to our premium bedroom options.

*If you require more specialist care such as 1-2-1 support, your weekly fee could be higher.

For more information about life at Asra House Residential Care Home, please fill out our online webform below or speak to our Enquiry Support Team on 0800 917 0478.

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99.20%

Based on an independent survey completed by our resident's friends and family.

Facilities at this home

Accommodation

  • Conservatory
  • Dining room
  • Ensuite
  • Lounges
  • Namaste room
  • Temple prayer room
  • Wheelchair accessible garden
  • Wifi

Activities

  • Baking
  • Community events
  • Dancing
  • Light exercise
  • Religious festivals
  • Therapeutic exercise

Care and support

  • Chiropody
  • Home cooked meals
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Respite Care

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Where to find us

15 Asha Margh, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 5LE

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COVID-19 Emergency Support Framework

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Exterior of Asra House

A warm welcome awaits

The sun is always shining inside and out at Asra House with a warm welcome

Asra House staff celebrate CQC rating

Our CQC 'Outstanding' home

In February 2019, Asra House was awarded the Care Quality Commissions highest rating of 'Outstanding'.

Sanctuary Care staff at the Care Awards (2018)

Awards galore

Asra House went head to head with finalists across the country to win The Care Team Award at the Great British Care Awards 2018.

Chefs at Asra House

Fantastic flavourful food

The catering team's attention to detail ensures every resident's cultural food preferences are met.

Indian curry

Mealtimes at our heart

Quality, flavoursome food is at the heart of life here at Asra House and our door is always open.

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