Epworth Grange

Care home
1 Chirmside Street, Bury, Greater Manchester BL8 2BX
1 Chirmside Street, Bury, Greater Manchester BL8 2BX

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Operator's Description

"Wesley’s own birthplace is remembered in the name of MHA’s Home in Bury, opened in September 1990 following a significant fund-raising effort by the Methodist Synod of Bolton and Rochdale. An appe..." Show more "Wesley’s own birthplace is remembered in the name of MHA’s Home in Bury, opened in September 1990 following a significant fund-raising effort by the Methodist Synod of Bolton and Rochdale. An appeal for £60,000 had been launched in support of MHA in the late spring of 1988. By November 1990, the appeal total stood at £61,415.
Epworth Grange was built to accommodate 32 older people men and women and was designed on the principle, developed in other MHA Homes, of blending independent living with integration into a community.
The Home is divided into five wings, each with a small dining room. Centrally prepared meals are served here, allowing residents to meet at meal times in “family groups”. Each group – with its own kitchen – is encouraged to be partly self-supporting by preparing light meals and carrying out small domestic tasks. Additionally, the Home’s Methodist roots also continue to be evident in the way that residents regularly take part in leading morning prayers.
At the same time, each individual resident has the privacy of his or her own bed-sitting room with private lavatory and wash-basin. “I moved in when the Home was first opened,” writes one resident, “and there’s no better place. The staff are very caring and nothing is too much trouble for them.”" Show less

Main Facts

Care home
Conditions cared for: Older people generally / People with dementia
Care period: Long stay.
This home accommodates 41 residents in 41 single rooms (41 en suite). It was purpose built and has a garden. Overnight visitors can usually be accommodated.
The home is in an urban location. Bus stop 20 yards; shop 100 yards; post office 0.5 mile(s); town centre 2 mile(s); GP 0.5 mile(s);
Residents may bring their own furniture and choose their room decoration. There is a lot of flexibility about meals. Residents can usually bring their pet. Activities are arranged daily. There are opportunities to pursue hobbies and to help with gardening.
Cost: Not available. Local Authority rates accepted.

Info updated: 24/07/2020   Update info...
Memberships
National Care Forum: The organisation that runs this care home is a member of the National Care Forum, whose mission is to promote the benefits of the not-for-profit model of care services provision.
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