Rugby - Drovers House

Drovers House garden
Number of rooms available: 4
Drovers house entrance
Number of rooms available: 4
A relaxing spot in the garden at Drovers House
Number of rooms available: 4
Drovers House shop
Number of rooms available: 4
Drovers kitchen
Number of rooms available: 4
Number of rooms available: 4

Drovers House was opened in 2013 and is a purpose-built specialist dementia care home, which provides 75 specialist care home places for older people living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. 

Drovers House is designed to compensate for the challenges faced by people living with dementia. Every aspect of it has been carefully planned to create an environment that is based around facilitating, not dictating, the delivery of personalised care.

There are six households of between 10 and 13 people at Drovers House. Each household has its own communal open-plan lounge, dining area and kitchen. Everyone has their own ensuite room, with a personalised front door, and windows overlooking the surrounding neighbourhood, so people can watch the world going by outside, feeling involved in daily community life. For couples, a double apartment can be created with a bedroom and private lounge, or adjacent bedrooms are available.

Whilst there's always lots happening in each household, including our daily Oomph! exercise classes and activities, Drovers House also has a welcoming cafe where residents can meet family and friends for a drink and some cake, a shop where they can stock up on supplies for their household's kitchen, a hair salon and luxury spa bath. We've also introduced a therapy table tennis table which has been an instant hit with residents, friends and family.

Outside is a large garden with a specially designed cycle path for our side-by-side bike for two, a tool shed, raised beds and varied planting which residents look after. Those more green-fingered residents tend to the vegetable and fruit plots growing fresh produce which is used in the kitchens.

Volunteers from The Gift of Years Rugby visit the home regularly to provide regular services of worship, befriending, singing groups and one-to-one activities. 

And people living with, or caring for someone with dementia, are very welcome at the free Drovers House dementia cafe, run every week on Wednesday between 11.15am and 1.15pm. This is a great opportunity to chat, share experiences, and enjoy using many of the facilities the home has to offer (see 'events' for more information). 

What you can expect to see in every WCS Care home
Personal, high quality care Homely feel with a family atmosphere Daily activities led by our enthusiastic Lifestyle Coaches
Dedicated and friendly staff Appetising meals No hidden charges
Mobile Care Monitoring Relatives' Gateway Free Wi-Fi
Also at Drovers House
Ground floor rooms and double apartments available* Secure gardens and cycle track Shop
Lift to all floors Side-by-side bike-for-two Deluxe spa
Lounge, dining room, and kitchen on each household Kutters hair salon On-site parking*
Ensuite rooms A Cup Above cafe   Close to local amenities

* Subject to availability | E&OE

Finding us is easy

Located on the old Cattle Market in Rugby, Drovers House is just minutes from the train station and local bus routes. It's a short drive or casual stroll to the centre of town for local shops, markets, cafes and facilities including the local theatre and library. Heading out of town, Drovers House is also close to the new out of town retail park where the local cinema and a number of larger shops and restaurants can be found.

Who to contact

Natalie Sims, Home Manager
T: 01788 573 955 

Drovers House
Drover Close
CV21 3HX

Alternatively, please use our contact page.

A dementia cafe with a difference at Drovers House care home

People living with, or caring for someone with, dementia are very welcome at the Drovers House dementia cafe, run every week on Wednesday between 11.15am and 1.15pm. This is a great opportunity to chat, share your experience and enjoy using many of the facilities the home has to offer. 

To book your free space or find out more, call 01788 573 955 or email

What's on offer?

Relax with a cuppa
Our bright cafe provides the perfect meeting spot for you to meet other people living with, or caring for someone with, dementia. Situated in the public area of Drovers House, there's always something going on and plenty to get involved with - from games to use of some of the home's other facilities. 

Ping pong fun for all
Whether you've played before or not, it doesn't take long to get into the swing of having fun with our specially designed table tennis table. With sides that keep the ball in play, this simple game is easy to play, whether you're standing up or sitting on a chair. And there's the added bonus that playing table tennis has a number of wellbeing benefits; contributing to improved balance and mobility, and better hand-eye co-ordination.

Get on your bike
Experience the exhilaration of feeling the wind in your hair as you ride our side-by-side companion bike on our secure cycle track. Pedal, chat, laugh or just sing 'Daisy, Daisy' with the peace of mind that the arm rests and seat belt make the bike completely safe for those with mobility or cognitive impairments.