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    Actors care homes -what are criteria for actors to go into one -i assume it is ill health ? , what about financial hardship? is there a priority housing need -or is it first come basis?
    Are fans by prior appointment and permission allowed to visit? (i suspect not?)
    Who is the biggest star anyone knows of who went into a Actors care home?

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    Senior Member Country: Great Britain Tigon Man's Avatar
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    I suppose the two most well known care homes in the London area would be Brinsworth House in Twickenham and Denville Hall in Northwood, North London. Not sure what the residency criteria is.

    Amongst the current Brinsworth residents are Richard O'Sullivan and past residents include Charlie Drake and briefly Norman Wisdom.

    Of the well known names at Denville, Maurice Denham was a resident as were two of the cast of Allo' Allo' Carmen Silvera and Rose Hill.

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    Have always wanted to work in one of those..........

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    Thora Hird I believe resided at the home in Twickers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidney bliss View Post
    Have always wanted to work in one of those..........
    I doubt you would if you realised the reality of the things you had to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidney bliss View Post
    Have always wanted to work in one of those..........
    Good for you. I was offered the chance to work in one several years ago, but I turned it down because of the travelling involved. It's hard, but working in that kind of environment has it's own rewards.

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    You can find details about Denville Hall here and Brinsworth House here.

    I will start a new thread with links to UK film and related industry charities for anybody interested - who will include many who would like to contribute to the charities, if they don't already, I'm sure.

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