Athol House

A warm welcome to Athol House

We provide support for adults with physical disabilities and sensory impairments in a friendly and safe environment. Our team is fully trained and we’re regulated by the Care Quality Commission.

Resident talking to a member of staff

You’ll find us in a quiet, residential area of Crystal Palace, in South East London. With plenty of trees, local shops, and green open spaces, our surrounding area has a quaint village atmosphere.

There are plenty of places to visit nearby including Brockwell Lido, Crystal Palace Sports Centre, Dulwich Park, and the Horniman Museum. With Gypsy Hill station round the corner, we also enjoy excellent transport links into Central London.

Facilities for you

Resident and a member of staff in the garden

Athol House is a two storey home with a beautifully well maintained garden. We can accommodate up to 21 adults with physical disabilities and sensory impairments.

Our facilities include:

  • 21 bedrooms
  • conservatory
  • spacious lounge
  • activities room
  • physiotherapy room
  • beautifully maintained garden

Dining choices

We make sure mealtimes can be enjoyed by everyone. Our menus are planned by our residents and staff, and special diets are always catered for by our chef.

Enjoy activities

Resident with a physiotherapist

The home offers a range of activities for residents, including arts and crafts, music therapy, gardening, massage and reflexology. We also hold regular events at the home such as parties, movie days, barbecues and Christmas celebrations, to name a few. You’ll have the chance to be social, get creative or enjoy exercise — you choose.

Group activities aren’t for everyone and you might just want to do things on your own. If so, we can help. If you need support, one option is to find a volunteer to come along with you.

Whatever activities you’d like to do, you can always talk to one of our team about the different choices available to you.

Chris's story

'My name’s Chris and I’ve lived at Athol House for 17 years. I was living in a flat near Lewisham before. Deciding to move here was one of the hardest, but best decisions I’ve ever made.

'The staff here are great. They encourage me to be as independent as possible, but are always there to help if I need it.  

'Watching wildlife is my greatest love. My room looks out to the garden so I like to feed the birds and squirrels every morning.

'I’m also passionate about scrabble. I’ve been playing it for sixty years now. There’s a volunteer here who takes me out to the shops once a week and we’ll always play a game after. He’s a worthy opponent.'