“Committed to Quality Care”

Welcome to The Laurels Care Services

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The Laurels are very proud to announce that we have had zero covid cases in the home since the outbreak of the pandemic last year. All staff and residents have remained safe and covid free. We have achieved this through strict infection control measures and careful planning of visitation. We do allow visitors to visit their loved ones through the window or outside at 2 meters when dry and warm – we are in the process of building a visiting pod outside.

We are open now to admissions and have 2 available en-suite bedrooms.

We have all been vaccinated and all new admissions would need to be vaccinated and covid tested – staff test 3 times a week – residents every 28 days. You can view the property through windows, facetime or photos.

updated on Wednesday 17th February 2021

VE Day Party  8th May 2020

During lockdown, we celebrated the 75th anniversary of VE Day. We all dressed in red and white and had bunting and cakes made. We celebrated with traditional fish and chips and a jolly good sing-song. All residents had the chance to share their memories of where they were on this day. Some residents got their old photos out and one lady wore her late husband’s war medals proudly on her chest.

The Laurels Residential Care Home has been a family run care home for over 20 years and lies in a tranquil, rural setting in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside and overlooking an old golf course The Laurels offers  high quality, person centred care in a homely, caring environment.

The Laurels is a small residential home with 10 bedrooms, one being a double room that can support a married couple. The Laurels is a family environment where every individual need can be met by a familiar, consistent staff team.

We also offer a Day Care Service where family members can be dropped off for the day, treated to a pampering session or a game of bingo and then enjoy a good home cooked lunch. It is a service which provides companionship and occupation to people who may otherwise be alone at home all day, isolated and bored and at risk.

Our primary aim is to ensure that each resident is treated as an individual and encouraged to be in control of all aspects of their care and daily lives. Care plans are developed with each  individual and their families to ensure that all needs and desires are identified and met and actioned.

Our primary concern is for the happiness, well being and security of our residents and to ensure that they feel safe, listened to and respected at all times. Our highly qualified, consistent and caring staff team strive to create a warm, homely and caring atmosphere where the residents do truly feel ‘at home.’

We specialise in Dementia Care and the registered manager of the home is a Dementia Lead in the county and a trainer in Dementia Care.


The Laurels care service are proud winners of two Gloucestershire Care Providers Association Awards– Inspirational New Comers and Team of the year…

Our home…

Our home is your home, we want all of our residents to feel like they are at home when they come to stay with us at The Laurels….

Meet our lovely team…

Our team of dedicated and caring staff provide the highest standards of care for you or your loved one 24 hours a day, 7 day a week…


We have a small friendly staff team who have been at The Laurels for many years and they include 4 care staff, an activity co ordinator, a qualified nurse, 2 cooks who always use fresh, local produce cooked on a daily basis and a cleaner. Families and friends are encouraged to visit as often as they like and the resident can access the community as and when they desire. There is a local garage / shop a minutes walk away where residents can buy their daily newspapers or individual produce.

There are several pubs and restaurants and garden centres close by to visit and Gloucester City is only a 10 minute drive away with all its facilities and historic Cathedral and Docks. The Forest of Dean offers many tourist attractions including nature trails, museums, golf, fishing, steam trains and caves and is perfect for a drive out or a visit to local coffee shops.