Garforth Care Homes

The Hollies:
Specialist residential dementia care
Call 01132 871 808

Facilities At The Hollies

  • Weekly GP round, or you can keep your own if you’d like
  • Fully furnished rooms with television point, or you can bring your own furniture if you prefer
  • Close to local shops
  • Near public transport
  • Lift
  • Wheelchair access
  • Gardens for residents
  • Private television point
  • En-suite rooms available
The Hollies

Anyone who cares for a parent or other relative with dementia knows the level of care it takes to provide a good quality of life.

It’s extremely challenging even if you’re fit and healthy and have the best of intentions.

Accepting help from professionals can be difficult at first. However, with dementia being such a serious and unpredictable condition, there may come a time to consider other options.

If you’re based in the Garforth area of West Yorkshire, we can be that option for you if the time has come.

The Hollies are located immediately next-door to St Armands Court at 27 Church Lane, Garforth.

The home specialises in caring for elderly people with dementia. We maintain strong links with local healthcare professionals, allowing specialist care for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia-related conditions.

There are 28 rooms available (en suite WC in five rooms).

Call 01132 871 808 today to check for availability.

Amanda Metcalfe (Manager The Hollies)

Amanda has worked in Social Care since 1986 after leaving college at 18. Amanda always wanted to work with people and after a six week placement in a residential home, that was her calling. 

Amanda started out working for Leeds City Council in a Dementia Home in Headingly which sadly closed and then worked in a few more homes before joining the Learning and Development Team in Merrion House. There she supported carers to achieve their NVQ.

After 22 years with LCC Amanda left, as her circumstances had changed and worked for two companies delivering NVQ training in Homecare and Residential care homes. Amanda then went on to be the Registered Manger of a mental health community support organisation. Prior to starting at The Hollies in January 2022, Amanda was a Homecare Manager for 9 years in the Wakefield area.

Over the years Amanda has gained NVQ 2, 3, 4 and 7, Assessor and Internal Verifier award and gained a large amount of experience and knowledge. 

Amanda is passionate about the residents at The Hollies and feels privileged to be supporting and caring for them in their home.

Amanda Metcalfe

The Hollies Care Home, Garforth

Our dedicated and caring team provide peace of mind when it comes to looking after your loved ones

  • Residential care for elderly family members

  • Specialist care for people with dementia

  • Lively homes for your relative to enjoy with a diverse activity provision developed with residents

  • Safe, secure, 24/7 help from experienced care professionals

  • Privacy, dignity, and quality of life for loved ones

  • We’re active in the community having hosted local and national charity events for The Sick Children’s Trust, Age UK, Macmillan, Alzheimer's Society, Breast Cancer and Cancer Research

Our Care Philosophy

We firmly believe that the foundation of a caring environment comes from its people.

Our care homes are run according to our four values of care, which are displayed around both our homes in Garforth.

These values extend to both staff and residents, as a caring environment is one where people are in harmony with each other. The four values of care are:

Always seek to understand and respond to the wishes and needs of our residents.

Strive to create a team working environment where everyone can continuously learn and grow.

Be proud of our professional appearance, language, and behaviour.

Understand that if anyone makes a mistake, it will be treated in an open and transparent way as a learning experience for everyone.


  • Treated like family

    “Experience superb! Nothing is too much trouble for The Hollies staff, who are at all times attentive and caring. This applies to both the physical care and the emotional needs of the residents who are treated like and looked upon as family. For the 17+ months she was there, I always knew that she was being looked after and her self-contentment was obvious when visiting, which I did 4 times a week. I even felt able to go on holiday with a clear conscience! I cannot recommend it too highly!”

    John T, husband of resident (June 2019)

  • Extremely caring

    “The staff are all extremely caring and concerning when my mum is not feeling as good as usual. There is plenty for them to do to keep occupied. There is a good choice of food. The Hollies have recently changed ownership, and they have brought lots of new ideas and activities.”

    Janet G, daughter of resident (August 2019)

  • "Both my husband was and my uncle is very well cared for."

    - G K, Niece of Resident/Service User (independently reviewed by

  • "My mother has been in The Hollies care home since December 2020, when it was nearing the end of the first lockdown, due to the Covid 19 pandemic. I myself have never been into the care home due to the national lockdown and stayed away from my mother until it was safer to visit her. When the restrictions were lifted, I was allowed to visit my mother but only as far as the conservatory which is situated at the end of the property. Following all the national guidelines. I can only comment on what I have seen from the conservatory and my mother's appearance, wellbeing and hygiene. I have observed that there seems to be a lack of stimulation and entertainment for the residents and I would love to see some of this in the near future. It must be a very long day from getting out of bed to back to bed just walking around or sitting in a chair, watching television. My mother seems disinterested in television and due to her being very introverted, she tends to sit back and do nothing."

    - Dawn R, Daughter of Resident/Service User (independently reviewed by

  • "The Hollies is well run and I know that my father is safe and well cared for. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff and they always make me very welcome when I visit Dad. My father enjoys the food and it is varied with regular drinks and snacks throughout the day, in addition to the main meal at lunchtime. I'm always kept informed if there are any issues with Dad and it's never a problem getting through on the telephone, which is very important to a family member. We were all kept informed by phone of any changes to government guidelines during the pandemic."

    - M D, Daughter of Resident/Service User (independently reviewed by

    Life doesn’t stop here

    We have a diverse activity timetable to suit all, developed with residents, from dancing, singing, arts and crafts, visiting animals, spiritual and religious meetings, local school visits, exercise classes and trips out in to the local community

    Meet the Owner

    Harvey Zemmel, owner of Garforth Residential, has 30 years’ experience as an advisor, operator and financier in care of the elderly.

    Over the past three decades in healthcare, he has helped to raise the standard and quality of service in elderly care facilities across the UK. It remains his goal to this day.

    He has personally been involved in projects involving scores of care homes, with many hundreds of beds and hundreds of staff.

    Between 1997 and 2007, he also built a residential care home group from scratch to operating nine homes with hundreds of residents and staff.

    harvey Zemmel

    Care and customer service always come first.

    He believes that nowhere is this ethic more important than in the care of our elderly family members—but it is where some larger organizations struggle.

    In both of the homes that came under his management in Garforth in 2018, Harvey has built teams that reflect his own values of care, where the needs of residents are foremost.

    He considers this as the only way to provide the individual in care with quality of life and the family with peace of mind.


    What are the rates for The Hollies care home?

    The fees range from £1005–£1052 per week depending on the size of room and amenities offered.

    Can I get help with payments?

    The responsibility for payment of the weekly fee is either with the local authority or the resident or their family.

    Why should I choose Garforth Care Homes?

    Because everything we do starts with the four values of care:

    1. Always seek to understand and respond to the wishes and needs of our residents.

    2. Strive to create a team working environment where everyone can continuously learn and grow.

    3. Be proud of our professional appearance, language, and behaviour.4. Understand that if anyone makes a mistake, it will be treated in an open and transparent way as a learning experience for everyone.

    We believe these values provide a unique and positive relationship between our residents and our carers.