Alba Rose


Alba Rose is a delightful building set in its own beautiful grounds in the picturesque market town of Pickering, close to the North York Moors. Our home provides professional and compassionate residential care for up to 22 people with care and dementia needs in an idyllic, tranquil countryside location along with day and respite care. Visitors often remark that ‘it doesn’t feel like a care home’ because of the warm, homely welcome they receive. 

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Tanya Wormald

Registered Manager

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Beautiful gardens to relax in and enjoy

Access to minibus for regular outings

Resident-led, professional, compassionate care

Day care available

Regular activities and entertainment

People tell us that Alba Rose is a very special place and that when they first come in, that it doesn’t feel like a care home.

We are blessed to have a beautiful building full of original character and charm, set in expansive, well-tended and attractive gardens where we can deliver care and our residents can make their home.

Our residents love to relax and potter in the garden and they decide what we grow in it – like the apples we grow to make fresh apple pies in the kitchen.

That involvement runs through all the care that we provide and residents drive what we do. From the decoration in their own room and the communal areas to the food we eat and the activities that we enjoy, our residents decide it all.

Alba Rose is their home and they decide how it looks, how it feels and everything else – from when they get up in the morning, what they wear, what they do, what they watch on television or where they go to on one of our regular minibus trips out.

We have built a wonderful reputation locally, and with social services and our GPs, for providing relaxed, understanding care in a very special location. One told us “There is only one home that I would bring my dad to, and that is Alba Rose”. 

Staff come here because they want to make a difference and that passion shows in their care. They get to know the residents well and understand their likes and dislikes. We know all our residents’ backgrounds and histories, which enables our staff to build good rapport. Residents particularly enjoy one-to-one time with our staff – a chance for a catch-up, a chat and a laugh.

All our food is freshly prepared and home cooked, using locally sourced ingredients and tailored to meet the likes, dislikes and dietary requirements of our residents. The lovely smell of delicious home cooked food often greets visitors when they arrive at Alba Rose.

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  • Comfortable, personalised rooms

  • Beautiful gardens

  • Sunny patio area with chairs

  • Large, spacious, light and airy lounge

  • Attractive and open dining room

  • Access to minibus for outings

Visitors to Alba Rose are first struck by our beautiful building and gardens. We have a delightful garden patio where residents can sit and enjoy a lovely view across our gardens to the fields beyond where sheep and horses graze.

When you come inside you enjoy a warm and friendly greeting in our bright and welcoming hallway.

An impressive staircase leads up to our upper floors and we also have a lift to make life a little easier.

Off the main hall is our lovely, spacious and light lounge, with comfortable chairs, a widescreen television and sound system – the perfect venue for our activities or some relaxation. Our residents and their visitors love to spend time in the lounge, enjoying activities, entertainment or some quiet time with their guests or our staff.

Further along the corridor, past our fish tank, is our delightful, bright and sunny dining room with its large windows giving an impressive view out to the lawn and our impressive gardens. Our residents thoroughly enjoy mealtimes, tucking into the delicious food prepared by our chefs and the chance to catch up with fellow residents and our friendly carers.

We are lucky to have a full-time activity co-ordinator who works with the residents to organise entertainment and activities during mornings and afternoons, from visiting musicians to crafts, games, gardening, baking and lots more. Thanks to a group minibus we also enjoy regular outings in the local area and are often joined by our residents’ relatives to make the trips even more special.

All our residents’ rooms are comfortably equipped and nicely decorated and have retained little character touches in keeping with the rest of the building, maintaining a warm, homely feel. Our residents like to bring in their own furniture, pictures and ornaments to add to that ‘home from home’ atmosphere.

Say hello to some of the key members of staff at our home.

Tanya Wormald

Tanya Wormald

Registered Manager

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Kelly Brown

Kelly Brown

Care Assistant

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Claire Field

Claire Field

Head Cook

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We accept both North Yorkshire Council and private placements at this home. Our pricing in dependent upon an individuals needs, and would be confirmed after the completion of an assessment. To request an assessment, please submit an enquiry or call us on 01751 472754.


kind words about our care

  • ‘I could not wish for better care for my mother. The staff are marvellous, so caring with all residents. They keep me informed on how mum is doing and nothing is too much bother, whatever I ask. The home is very clean and well looked after and all meals I've seen are excellent. I have no worries about recommending Alba Rose to anyone. Well done!’

    Wendy P

  • ‘The standard of care is brilliant. Empathetic and caring, very professional, and well organised. The staff and management have been fantastic from day one.’

    Sandra M

  • ‘We could not have wished for a more wonderful place for dad in his final years. The care and attention of all staff is exceptional. They are always smiling and so dedicated. Nothing is a problem. I was delighted on my first visit to him to see him looking so well, happy, and putting on weight. He has settled so well and praises all the staff and loves the food. He is provided with anything he needs night and day. They keep us informed about everything. They go above and beyond their duty.’

    Christine S

  • ‘I can truly say that this care home gives its residents a better quality of life than any residential home that I knew during my working life as a GP.’

    Richard W

  • ‘My grandmother spent many happy years at Alba Rose. Her health and well-being really improved during her time in the home. It was always very clear when we visited how tremendously caring the staff were towards grandma and the other residents. I always felt the home had a lovely family atmosphere. Grandma loved her room and the views out of the window across fields. A big thank-you to all the staff at Alba Rose for making such a difference to my grandma.’

    Hollie L.

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