The Landermeads Story

Family led, family run and family focused from 1989 to today

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Our Mission

We believe in family – in the strength of togetherness, inclusion and validation. In the Landermeads Community we aim to understand the strength in our own vulnerability and create meaningful relationships with the family members we support enabling them to live well

Our belief in family is a legacy we initially shared with Phyl and Barry and Margaret and Derek, Rob and Ros’ parents. When Landermeads was a fairy tale in our young inexperienced minds they were the ones to believe in us and support us to make it happen.

Where it all started


Landermeads opened with The Meads supporting older adults many of whom lived with dementia. The nursing home was built around the old house and cottages and named after the Meads family who originally owned the house.


Lander House opened offering a further house for older adults. The name is in memory of Jane Lander, Ros' godmother, from whom we bought the old house. The name Landermeads was now complete.


Catherine Tam House opened its doors supporting younger adults living with physical and learning disabilities. Jane Lander's mother (who lived in White Lion Cottage cross the road) was called Catherine but nicknamed Tam


We started our supporting living service with one bungalow at the back of Landermeads. We now support 8 younger adults to live independently in the community in properties close to Landermeads


Goodman House opened - a small house for younger adults with complex needs just outside Beeston. It is named after Ros' parents, Derek and Margaret Goodman

The Heath family

How Landermeads started..

Rob was a District Nurse in the Beeston area and visited people in their own homes and in care homes; this inspired us to have our own nursing home. We visited local banks for support but were unceremoniously turned away as we had no capital, no experience and no business plan!! This is where Fate lent a hand – Ros’ godmother, Jane Lander, heard what we were doing and approached us to ask if we were interested in buying her family house, The Meads, to develop it as a nursing home. Our parents, Phyl. Barry, Margaret and Derek, caught our enthusiasm and offered to invest with us. Phyl and Barry sold their home and lived in the car park in a mobile home for several years and Margaret and Derek invested their savings. Richard, Rob’s brother – who is still an integral part of Landermeads – worked with us in those early days to  renovate the house and gardens.

Looking back we cannot believe how risky it all was and how motivated we were with passion laced with ignorance. We will always be grateful to our parents who supported us so selflessly.

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Ros Heath

Rob Heath

Jay Heath

Bronte Heath

Tess Heath

Our Family

I qualified as a teacher and spent my early career teaching English to 11-18 year olds whilst also completing a MEd degree in Human Relations in Education. When we opened Landermeads in 1989 I carried on teaching but worked there in the evenings and weekends but, as we grew, I made the decision to work full time. We had our three children and all three have been a part of Landermeads. I have always had a passion for people, a belief in quality of life and my teaching background has driven me in ensuring we can offer career progression to staff. I am passionate in ensuring Landermeads offers our family members to chance to live well and be themselves.

Ros Heath


I am both a Registered Nurse and a Registered Mental Health Nurse and I was a District Nurse in Beeston. I have always loved working with older people and felt we could make a difference to their lives if we had our own nursing home. The rest is history but Landermeads has fulfilled all my dreams – we have a wonderful staff team who work alongside us and share our ethos. We all believe in what we do.

Rob Heath

Landermeads has been home to me since I was a day old, quite literally! I am fortunate to have witnessed Landermeads grow into the homely, comforting, person centred community it is today – something that brings me immense pride. I am lucky that my passion for business is coupled with my dedication and commitment to Landermeads’ longevity and growth. This affords me responsibility over all financial, commercial and strategic aspects of the group, ensuring that Landermeads is geared up for the long term, whilst also meeting its immediate goals and KPIs. There is no place I would rather be, working with like-minded, dedicated people all striving for the same goal, to create a community that embraces everybody within it and to provide the best care and independence to all.

Jay Heath


I grew up at Landermeads and my experience working with our family members has shaped my career path. I continue my passion for supporting people affected by dementia through my work in London at Alzheimer’s Society where I am a Senior Research Evidence Officer. Through my role I support the translation of research to practice to ensure that staff, family members and the wider social care sector benefit from the highest quality of research. I graduated with a MSc in Dementia: Causes, Treatments and Research from UCL in September 2023. I can regularly be found in Nottingham and at Landermeads where I feel at home.

Bronte Heath


Landermeads has always been my second home so it is no surprise that I have now qualified as a Nursing Associate and am about to top up to my full nursing degree at Manchester University. My training has involved placements across the NHS and, while I have learned many skills, it has cemented that my passion lies with supporting people living with dementia, learning disabilities and other complex needs within an emotionally led approach. The people we support are our family and they need to know they are valued and loved; Landermeads is the only place I have experienced which has this at its heart.

Tess Heath

Recognition for our Approach

CQC Outstanding

We have achieved an Outstanding rating in all the services we offer

CQC - Landermeads

CQC - Goodman House

Meaningful Care Matters

We are a Level One Quality of Life Kitemark

MCM - Landermeads

MCM - Goodman House

National Dementia Care Awards

Best dementia Care Home 2023

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Nursing Times Awards

Finalists 2023 in three categories

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Pride in Care

We are working towards becoming an accredited service with Pride in Care for supporting family members from the LGBTQ+ community

Pride in Care

HD Association

Huntingdon’s Disease support  – Goodman House are one of a few homes nationally to be accredited

HD Association

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We are all vulnerable at times

Coming to live in one of our houses or supported living can mean leaving behind the things which have made us secure.

We believe that quality of life comes from understanding our shared vulnerability and working together as a family in which we celebrate who you are.

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