Primrose Croft Care Centre

Primrose Croft is a 38-bedded Care Home, registered to provide residential and dementia care, set in pleasant grounds in a quiet residential area north of the River Cam in Cambridge. Renowned for its warm and friendly atmosphere, the building is separated into two units – Frail residential and Dementia.

At Primrose Croft, we provide a high quality level of care. Our rooms include 10 en-suite bathrooms. We also provide residential respite care. Each unit has its own lounge and dining areas, easy wheelchair access to the garden and quiet rooms. Relatives are always welcome to have a meal with their loved ones.

Both Units offer:

  • Hairdressing facilities
  • Chiropodist
  • Parking Area
  • Visitors welcome at all times
  • Activities Programme
  • Large garden
  • Sensory garden

The frail residential unit offers:

  • Two dining rooms
  • Two lounges
  • Hair salon

The dementia unit offers:

  • Sensory room
  • Lounge and dining area
  • Quiet seating areas
  • Sweet shop

Home Manager – Ruby Davis
Ruby has worked at Primrose Croft Care Centre for over 17 years and transferred to Excelcare in 2001. Ruby became the home Manager in 2004. Ruby has a registered manager’s award which was achieved in 2006.

Deputy Manager – Benny Jose
Benny started his career in care as a Kitchen Assistant in 2006 and then as a Chef at another care home in 2008. Benny begun working as a Healthcare Assistant in 2008 and worked his way up to become a Team Leader in 2009. Benny has achieved his NVQ level 3. Benny started at Primrose Croft Care Home as a Team Leader in 2013 and was promoted to Deputy Manager in December 2018.

Primrose Croft has a Home Activities Organiser who liaises with people to plan activities including bingo, arts and crafts and outings. Once a month a Music for Health group visit to interact with people. Every week, we arrange for entertainers to visit us for sing-a-longs and shows.

We provide a wide range of day to day activities – everything from board games and arts and crafts. Our activities team arranges a variety of popular outings – tea dances at the Guildhall and cosy pub lunches. From time to time, our local schools and church invite our residents to tea.

  • Dementia
  • Frail residential

“We at Primrose Croft will continue to strive to provide a quality service”
Ruby Davis – Home Manager

My Mum has been a very happy resident at Primrose Croft for 3 years.  Each and every member of staff deserve any amount of praise available for their loving and professional care. There is laughter, chatter, “leg-pulling”, great as a visitor to witness.

The people here are catered for in every way.  I am so pleased with the range of activities held, where everyone is encouraged, if they wish, to participate.

On one visit to Mum I noticed she was not wearing her ring. As it had  fallen off, a member of staff had put it away safely for her family to deal with. How thoughtful,  professional and trustworthy – that action saved it from being lost.

All staff are so welcoming to everyone, this VERY CARING Home is just  part of the family.
Lesley Misseldine

I visit Primrose Croft most weeks to offer our nursing services.  Residents look happy, clean and appearance good.

Staff friendly, always willing to stop what they are doing and help District Nurses.

Manager very approachable, will listen to concerns and act on as soon as she can.

Always a calm at atmosphere.
District Nurse

How to Find Us

From the town centre, you can catch the C1 bus to Arbury. The nearest stop to Primrose Croft Care Centre is Waterfall Bridge on Chesterton Road. From the bus stop you can walk a short distance towards us, off Victoria Road.

Primrose Croft Care Centre
Primrose Street

Tel: 01223 354773
Fax: 01223 566549



Primrose Croft Care Centre is situated in a residential area north of the river Camb, within walking distance of all the local amenities around Mitchems Corner and a short drive from Cambridge City centre.

You will find Primrose Croft just off Victoria Road, approximately 1.5 miles walking distance from the City centre. Local shops are within walking distance.

The main train station in the City centre is just a short bus ride away.

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