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Lightbowne Hall

262 Lightbowne Road, Moston, Manchester, M40 5HQ

Good - Regulator's rating

52 beds
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De Brook Lodge

110 Irlam Road, Flixton, Manchester, M41 6NA

Good - Regulator's rating

52 beds • All en-suite • Opened in 2012
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Manorhey Care Centre

130 Stretford Road, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9LT

Good - Regulator's rating

83 beds • No en-suite rooms • Opened in 2010
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Vicars Street, Eccles, Manchester, M30 0DG

Good - Regulator's rating

50 beds • All en-suite • Opened in 1995
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The Chanters

Tyldesley Old Road, Atherton, Manchester, M46 9AF

Good - Regulator's rating

40 beds • All en-suite • Opened in 1996
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The Fountains Nursing Home

Victoria Park, Swinton Hall Road, Swinton, Manchester, M27 4DZ

Good - Regulator's rating

98 beds • Opened in 1994
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Belong Atherton Care Village

Mealhouse Lane, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0EW

Outstanding - Regulator's rating

73 beds • All en-suite • Opened in 2011
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Marion Lauder House

20 Lincombe Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M22 1PY

Outstanding - Regulator's rating

79 beds • Opened in 1993

Urmston Manor

61-63, Church Road, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9EJ

Outstanding - Regulator's rating

24 beds • Opened in 1987

Alderwood Care Home

Simpson Road, Boothstown, Worsley, Manchester, M28 1LT

Good - Regulator's rating

39 beds • 19 en-suite rooms • Opened in 1996
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Finding the right care home in Manchester

Choosing a care home for a loved one can be difficult, however with over 140 care homes in Manchester, and 90 rated Good or Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), there’s plenty to choose from. Here are a few of our top tips to help you narrow your options and find the right care home.

Location, location, location

When choosing a care home we find that most people want to stay close to home, in an area they know and love, however it is also important that friends and family are able to easily visit. Balancing these needs can sometimes be quite a challenge, however with over 140 care homes in Manchester you should be spoilt for choice. Manchester has excellent public transport, often with bus stops and railway stations within walking distance to care homes, and of course many of the homes offer parking facilities. It is our advice to speak to any care homes you are interested in to find out specific transport options near them.

How to get the 'at home' feeling

Once you have decided on an area, it is important to consider the facilities available at the care home, and think about what would help make your loved one feel settled and at home. Whilst most of the care homes in Manchester will allow you to move in furniture or to add personal touches to the residents room, you need to consider what your loved one enjoys doing with their days and find a home that can accommodate this.

Care homes with gardens

How important is outdoor space? Does your loved one like to look out at the wildlife in a garden or are they green fingered and like to help grow plants or vegetables? With over 100 of the care homes in Manchester offering garden space there will be something to suit. Whether that is Lightbowne Hall which has lovely landscaped gardens to sit in and enjoy the sun, or the Mary & Joseph House where they can sit and listen to football at Etihad Stadium and reminisce about the great games from when they were young, Manchester has something to meet everyone's needs.

Pet friendly care homes

Does your loved one have a pet and is worried about leaving them when they move into a care home, or do they have allergies to pet hair? With over 70 pet-friendly care homes in Manchester, it is recommended to understand the home’s pet policy in advance, as some allow pets to move in with their owner and others, like Wellington Lodge in Cheetham, allow pets to visit on appointment.

Care home activities and days out

Finally take time to research the different facilities and activities that care homes in Manchester organise for their residents, to ensure your loved one will enjoy their time there. For example at the Manorhey Care Centre, just north of Trafford, they run frequent cooking, gardening and exercise classes.They also have several arts and crafts events each week, cinema evenings, food tasting experiences and live music, to name only some of the activities on offer. Our advice is to think about what makes your loved one happy and be sure to ask any potential care homes how they would help accommodate this.

Our expert care guide

For more detailed advice on how to narrow your options and feel confident that you’re selecting the right care home for your loved one, download our expert guide. The guide, written by one of our UK care experts, covers how to understand regulatory ratings, read between the lines in reviews and what you should ask potential care homes when you call to enquire.

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Frequently asked questions

  • How many care homes are there in Manchester?

    There are 141 care homes in Manchester offering a range of specialisms. If you’re not sure which type of care home is best for you, you can read our guide on how to choose the right care home.

  • How are care homes in Manchester regulated?

    All care homes in Manchester are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Of the 141 care homes in Manchester, 99 have been rated good or above.

  • How many care homes in Manchester specialise in dementia care?

    There are 81 care homes in Manchester who offer specialist dementia care for more information on the specific homes, view our dementia care home list.

  • How much do care homes in Manchester cost?

    On average residential care homes in North West cost £542 per week, with nursing homes costing on average £852 per week. From the care homes in Manchester who share their prices with us, we can see care home prices starting from £840 per week.

  • What is the difference between nursing homes and residential care homes?

    Residential care homes provide residents with accommodation, meals, and assistance with personal care and medication. However, a nursing care home will also provide medical care from a qualified nurse, including treatment for any illness or injuries.

  • Will I be entitled to local authority funding to help pay for a care home in Manchester?

    In England, if your total savings and property assets are below £23,250, then you may be able to access local authority funding towards accommodation costs, personal care and nursing care. Read our care home funding article for more advice.

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Average care home costs in North West

Average costs based on LaingBuisson Care of Older People UK report 2019

  • Residential care homes

    £542 per week
  • Nursing care homes

    £852 per week

Funding for care in England

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If your total savings and property assets are below £23,250, then you may be able to access local authority funding towards accommodation costs, personal care and nursing care.

To qualify, you must first arrange a care needs assessment.