What's in the area?

Smethwick borders West Bromwich and Oldbury to the north and west, and the Birmingham districts of Handsworth, Winson Green, Harborne, Edgbaston and Quinton to the south and east.


Local Churches: (St Marks, The Old Chapel, Akrill church and a number of Local Parks (Stoney Lane, Victoria Park, West Smethwick Park, Broomfield Park, Harry Mitchell’s Park which is also the site of the Smethwick Heritage Centre).
There are a number of Mosques, Temples and Gurdwara’s nearby.

Transport  Links

Ash Lodge Care Home has good transport links with local businesses (numbers 89, 46, 120, 129, 48, 21, 55) and a train station in Rolfe Street.
Our home is involved with the local neighbourhood watch programme and the health and security of our Residents is a priority.


The Harry Mitchell Recreation Centre, Smethwick Cricket Club, The Mecca Bing Hall and local shopping centres in Bearwood, Harborne, Smethwick and the Queenshead are nearby.


The local post office, corner shop and off license are across the road from the Home and there are a number of Pubs in close proximity.

Smethwick Aquatics Centre

The new Smethwick Aquatic Centre is a £60m state-of-the-art aquatics centre being developed in Smethwick.

The centre has an Olympic-sized competition swimming pool a 25m diving pool, and a community swimming pool. The main pool features a boom and a move-able floor which means that the length and depth of the pool can be varied, enabling a larger number of groups of all ages and abilities to use.