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QME Care

Welcome to QME Care

Providing the highest standards of residential care since 1954


Our aim is that people experience life in a care home positively, that they have a voice and they are able to be autonomous.

We are a ‘not for profit’ charity organisation. This means that any funds that we raise go back to the care that we provide, not into our pockets. This is because we want our people to remain at the forefront of everything that we do, by ensuring that our level of care is something that is continuously reviewed.


Since 1954 Queen’s House in Kelso has been providing the highest standards of residential care for elderly people in the Scottish Borders. We are proud of the reputation we’ve earned with local families and of the consistent ‘Excellent’ ratings we’ve received from the Care Inspectorate.

Support us

We are a non-profit charitable organisation that was formed to help people live happier, independent, and fulfilled lives. We greatly appreciate any donations to assist with activities, outings, equipment and community resources. Discover how you can make a donation.

Organisational aims and objectives

To uphold the rights of all people who use our services to ensure that they are at the centre of the care and support which is safe, comfortable, homely and happy.

5 year strategic aims

As an organisation we need to look forward and plan our future developments. With this annual report we launch our new five-year strategy which focuses on five strategic aims for 2020-2025.

Vacancy – Nurse RGN/RMN

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a experienced Registered Nurses with QME Care based in Queens & Murray House, a specialist purpose built dementia care unit and residential setting in the Kelso, Scottish Borders. We are a value driven, not for profit charity...

Queens House to QME Care Rebranding

The original Queen’s House was established in 1954 with one residential Care Home. In 2001 a new building was developed to replace the old Queen’s House and the organisation increased from providing 20 residential rooms to 32. In 2018 Murray House opened, shortly...

Inside care homes: no end in sight

Have a read of this blog which featured in RCN Magazines: https://www.rcn.org.uk/magazines/bulletin/2020/october/inside-care-homes-no-end-in-sight

Comic Relief Funding

We are pleased to be progressing our Life Stories project which is funded by Comic Relief, capturing biographies through storytelling and art.

Volunteering at QME Care

Befriending and volunteering are such vital roles in our community. Appreciated more than words can express, QME Care is always looking for new volunteers. If this is of interest, please email us at info@qmecare.org for more information.

About us

QME Care provides accommodation in three separate houses: Queen’s House is a modern nursing home, Murray House is for people living with Dementia, and Evanthea House provides care for people with cognitive impairment. Find out more.

QME Care

Tel: 01573 224 886

Email: info@qmecare.org

QME Care, Angraflat Road, Kelso, Scottish Borders, TD5 7NS

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