Welcome to Downshaw Lodge Care Home

You'll find Downshaw Lodge in the market town of Ashton-under-Lyne, which lies on the north bank of the River Thame in Lancashire.

Here we provide high-quality care 24 hours a day. Residents have varying needs, from specialist support to general assistance with everyday living. Some stay with us permanently, others stay for short periods of time.

We offer specialist nursing care for individuals with dementia, and have a male-only dementia unit. We also offer respite care to give home carers a much needed break.

Residents can pursue their hobbies in communal and quiet lounges throughout the home. These areas are used for relaxing and socialising, and are great places to invite friends and families to when they visit.

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Life at Downshaw Lodge Care Home

A carer and a resident

The food is very good and if there is nothing on the menu I like an alternative is always offered. There are snacks and drinks available whenever I want one.

Resident

Types of care

Dementia care

People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...

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End of life / palliative care

It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....

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Facilities & services

Making care special is at the heart of Downshaw Lodge Care Home in Ashton-Under-Lyne. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.

  • All single rooms
  • On site hairdressing
  • Quiet lounge
  • TV lounge
  • Lifts
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patio

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Call, email or fill in the form to find out more information about the home or to arrange a visit.

Care home manager

Alison Chadwick

Downshaw Road, Ashton-Under-Lyne, OL7 9QL

0161 3307059

downshaw.lodge@fshc.co.uk

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30 Apr 2015

After weeks of anticipation from residents and staff, Monet the pony visited Northlea Court care home in Cramlington. Pony therapy has proved a huge success in the past, with residents really enjoying and benefitting from the interaction with the animals.

Firstly Monet visited all the residents in the dining room, before trotting off to the individual rooms of those residents who are less mobile. The gentle pony was a huge hit with everyone involved, and there were big smiles all around. This was a real family event with residents and their families, and even the children of some staff members, all getting the chance to interact with the friendly little pony.

Home Manager Sandra Smith said, “This is the second time pony therapy has visited Northlea Court, and once again it has been a truly memorable experience for all the residents and families. We look forward to having them back in the autumn. Lots of photos were taken on the day and are displayed at the home for those who want to see.”

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28 Apr 2015

Catchpole Court Care Home in Suffolk recently received a signed photograph from Kylie Minogue that she sent to the home herself with a promise of tickets for her upcoming performance at Newmarket Races. Kylie sent the signed photograph to thank the team for looking after her Manager’s mum, Norah, during her recent stay at Catchpole Court.

Norah had a very good sense of humour and always appeared happy; she liked to joke with the team throughout the day and always joined in with singing.She enjoyed telling everyone stories about living in Ireland and often spoke of how proud she was of her son, Sean. Norah always looked forward to her daily visits from Sean until he left for Australia to meet up with Kylie. She would then ask her Husband for updates on how he was doing.

Norah was grateful for the care she received during her stay at Catchpole Court, and it would seem that her son and Kylie were too.

Home Manager, Marie Smale said, “It was a pleasure to have Norah staying with us, the signed photograph from Kylie is just the icing on the cake!”

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24 Apr 2015

A relative whose husband is a resident at Ashcroft Care Home in Chesterfield, recently worked a 10 hour shift in the home. Judith Smith, who is in her 70s, donated the £140 she made during her sponsored shift at Ashcroft and donated it to the Resident’s Social Fund. Judith worked really hard, not just in her shift but also by looking after her husband who lives with dementia.

Home Manager, Yana Whitehouse said, “Judith is great and we had a lot of fun when she was on shift. She displayed so much kindness and caring to all of our residents and I believe she should be recognised for this.”

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