Home Care Services in Castor


Just five miles upstream from Peterborough along the Nene Valley, one quickly comes to Castor, a delightful community of around eight hundred people. Squeezed in next to its sister-settlement of Ailsworth on the flat river valley, this historic village has everything one might need at any stage of life, from Castor and Ailsworth Pre-school to sports and social clubs and community groups for the elderly.

You could certainly do worse in later life than live in Castor. There are two pubs, serving locally brewed Castor Ales, and a third, the Fitzwilliam Arms, that now plays host to a gourmet restaurant, the Chubby Castor, and is Grade II listed. It’s also not far to Ferry Meadows Country Park and Castor Hanglands for those that like the great outdoors.

At Greenwood, we understand the importance of a community like Castor and a comfortable and familiar home, especially in old age. We want to provide the care and support that you need to keep enjoying the benefits of life in Castor.

Our specially trained carers are on hand, whether you need occasional help around the home, full-time care or just assistance with getting out and about to Castor House gardens, to the Grade I listed parish church of St Kyneburgha, or down the Prince of Wales Feathers for a pint of Old Scarlett.

Getting old doesn’t mean a loss of independence or dignity. With our team of professional carers, we can provide personally tailored care to suit the needs of any individual, to help with long-term disabilities or short-term therapy or rehabilitation.

Castor has all the features necessary for an enjoyable retirement and old age. It’s vital that you’re able to get the most out of them. If you want to get the best out of life in Castor but need a little help in doing so, Greenwood Homecare could be the answer that you’re looking for.

For more information, contact us on 01733 808531, or email us at hello@greenwoodhomecare.co.uk.

Castor: Did You Know?


In the Roman period, the area around Castor and Water Newton was a major centre for ceramic production. An entire style of pottery is known to archaeologists as Castor ware, commonly decorated with a black slip.


There were also more flashy items in the Nene Valley in the Roman period. In 1975 a hoard of silverware was found at Water Newton, just across the river from Castor. Several items contain Christian imagery and were potentially used in church services, making the Water Newton Treasure possibly the earliest example of such items yet discovered.


With its unusual Romanesque Norman Tower, St Kyneburgha’s church is an imposing feature in Castor. It is named for St Kyneburgha, a Mercian princess who founded an abbey in Castor and who is now buried in Peterborough Cathedral: it is the only church in the world to be named for her.


Other services

Our carers have experience with a number of conditions


Elderly care


Respite care



Reablement / post-surgery

Dementia and Alzheimers

Palliative care

Physical and Disability

Learning disabilities

Book your care assessment

Get in touch

Leave your details and we’ll contact you to answer any questions and schedule your care assessment at your convenience. Alternatively you can call  01733 808531 or send an email to  hello@greenwoodhomecare.co.uk

Home Assessment

We will agree a time to come and visit you in your own home. We will take the time to fully understand your care needs, and provide recommendations as to what type of care is required.

Care delivery

Once agreed, we will begin to deliver the care. Whether hourly, live-in, or night care, we will endeavour to deliver the best possible care.