We aim to provide excellence in care and accommodation within a happy environment.

We offer care in a manner that promotes and encourages independence. Our dedicated team of experienced carers support the residents, respecting their privacy, dignity and freedom of choice. Job’s Close was founded by local people for the care of the elderly in 1957. It was originally run by a voluntary committee on a non-profit making basis, and was a member of Solihull Old People’s Welfare Association. The charity became incorporated in 2003, Registered Co. in England & Wales : 4741522.

The Home is attended regularly by our local GPs, and referrals are made as necessary for physiotherapy, chiropody, dentistry and outpatient care.

Key Personnel

The Registered Manager is Mrs. Eileen Carlton who holds a Registered Manager in Care qualification and been approved by CQC (Care Quality Commission). The Trustee Directors, like the original volunteers, are all residents of Knowle, Dorridge or the immediate environs. They give their time freely to benefit the running of the Home, and there is a good skill mix within the board membership from medical, financial, property and administrative backgrounds.


  • Rowland Hopkinson (Chairman)
  • Helen Ellis (Deputy Chair)
  • Gill Arbuthnot
  • Lilla Baker
  • Andy Hogarth
  • Glenys Lamb
  • Tony Stonehewer

Care Quality Commission Reports

Please find below links to the most recent CQC reports. Further information is available on request.

Inspection Report Summary       Inspection Report in Full