first of all thanks to everyone for the advice in what to look out for,on our first trip to a nh!. I went with a little trepidation,moral support from a girlfriend,quite pleasantly supprised by the welcome from the staff. most things people said to look out for were on the noticeboard, so the basics were easy to look for. the walk round was not to bad,the home has 2 levels of emi + nursing & basic residential,so it's a fairly big place,an old convent in open country about 10 mins from home,they have 6 dining rooms,like small bistro's each with a kitchen & the menue varies each day,i could move ther'e myself? debit side ther'e was a little whiff in one area!,we both noticed on the first walk through there,on the second it didn't seem that bad( nose accustomed?) overall most residents seemed quite happy,so maybe i should start talking money!i think the manager is going to get in touch in the next couple of days,there arooms available so will let you know the outcome thanks, dave w e mention md this to theto the staff & they said that the carpets were in the process of all being replaced AS the co has a zero tollerance of mess!