Welcome to Brierfield House Care Home

At Brierfield House Care Home in Brierfield, near Nelson, Lancashire, we provide high quality residential care, respite care, and dedicated care for people with dementia, 24 hours a day.

Dementia Care Home in Nelson, Lancashire

The people living here have varying needs, from specialist support and help with everyday living, to just needing a helping hand to retain some independence. Some stay with us permanently, others stay for short periods.

It's a purpose-built care home with a welcoming atmosphere; a sensory room; and beautiful panoramic views of Pendle Hill. We are recipients of the prestigious Investors in People award.

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Life at Brierfield House Care Home

A carer and a resident

I can't say it's a home from home or perfect, as nowhere is like your own home but they all work hard to make it the best they can for you. It's more like a hotel. The staff are nice, the home is always clean and tidy and if you want to see your loved one and they are in their own room and it needs to be cleaned, they wait until you have gone, which is good as you can spend more time with them. Your loved one is kept clean and tidy, washing is done daily for clothes and bedding when needed. From what I see when I go there I would give it nine out of ten.

Lynda Banks, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Brierfield House Care Home

My mum has now been living at Brierfield House for about 3 months following a move from her own home to an almost catastrophic/disastrous admission to another local care home a couple of months earlier - and I haven't seen her as happy for a good 2/3 years! She can find nothing to suggest as an improvement and neither can I. Since being admitted, she has not needed to go to hospital and this is the longest time for many years. She is even putting on weight - which is a bit different from a woman who, prior to her admission, was all but refusing to eat and who was regularly admitted to hospital with dehydration. The staff across the board are a credit and are responsible in every respect for the fabulous and quite dramatic turn around in my mum's life.

David Baynes, Son of Resident/Service User at Brierfield House Care Home

My wife has been in this care home for four and a half years and since Four Season took over, myself and my family have been very pleased with her care. All the staff rom the manager down are very caring and considerate with all the residents and relatives/visitors. The housekeeping is very good the cleanliness of the rooms, the care of clothing and the catering. I want the best care for my wife who has severe dementia and this home provides this for us both.

Derek Greaves, Husband of Resident/Service User at Brierfield House Care Home

Types of care

Residential care

This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...

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Dementia care

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

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Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Brierfield House Care Home whether...

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Specialist care

Brierfield House Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different...

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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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Intermediate care

Also known as "step-up, step-down", or rehabilitation care, intermediate care offers an alternative...

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Facilities & services

Making care special is at the heart of Brierfield House Care Home in Nelson. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.

  • All ensuite
  • All single rooms
  • On site hairdressing
  • Quiet lounge
  • TV lounge
  • Lifts
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Sensory gardens
  • Wi-fi

Our news


14 Jul 2017

Colleagues from Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside, Havencourt Care Home in Stonehaven and Cumbrae Lodge Care Home in Irvine all came together to do a skydive, raising money for residents in their care and Alzheimer's Scotland.

Tracey Rhodes, Resident Experience Facilitator for Scotland, said: "Everyone was really excited for the jump. One of them hadn't even been in a plane, and they completed it, which was a huge accomplishment. They managed to raise £4,000 which is fantastic. Well done everyone."

Congratulations everyone! We’re all proud of you.


7 Jul 2017

Four Seasons Health Care win ‘Information Technology to Improve Patient Safety’ award at the 2017 Patient Safety Awards

13 Sep 2016

Brierfield House Care Home in Nelson is among the first to be accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.

The care team at Brierfield House Care Home is celebrating being among the first in the UK to be accredited for a new and radically different approach to dementia care.

The Dementia Care Framework is a unique step forward in the personalisation of care for people living with dementia. The care team uses exclusive purpose-designed technology to help build and continuously update a picture of each resident’s individual experience of their care and their physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing, so that their care can be adjusted to their changing needs.

The pioneering home is part of Four Seasons Health Care which spent two years developing and testing the new approach. The home hosted an event for care commissioners, other health and social care professionals and relatives to introduce the Dementia Care Framework to them on Friday 9th September 2016.

Rachel Junge, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care North West of England, said: “This is next generation dementia care to make life better for the person with dementia and we are excited to be among the first homes to offer it. A vital part of the Framework is the bespoke support and training the team throughout the home receives with additional support and training for those, working within our dementia services. This goes beyond the practicalities of caring for someone with dementia and through simulation gives them a deeper understanding of what it is like to live with dementia.”

In addition to the support and training, there are three additional components to the Dementia Care Framework – personal care reviews, Resident and Family Charters.

At the heart of the Dementia Care Framework is a personal care review process which is continuously updated electronically by care staff to give a comprehensive and current picture of each resident. Thought to be the first of its type worldwide, it is based on 320 recognised standards, including NICE Guidelines (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and Alzheimer’s Society best practice guidance. It replaces paper-based audits that are slow and almost always behind the changing care needs of the person.

The resident and family charters were developed in consultation with residents, family members, health and social care professionals and care teams, taking account of over 400 comments. The resident charter sets out their rights, the standards of care they can expect and commitment to provide for their personal needs and preferences. The family charter, sets out the support that they can expect to receive and how they can input to planning their relative’s care.

Only when a home achieves key standards within the Dementia Care Framework does it receive Four Seasons Accreditation for the quality of its dementia care.

To find out more about this fundamentally different approach to dementia care please visit carehomes.fshc.co.uk/dcf or email dementiacare@fshc.co.uk

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If you'd like to arrange a visit to Brierfield House Care Home in Nelson, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.

Hardy Avenue, Brierfield, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 5RN

01282 935697

01282 698477

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