Welcome to Half Acre House Care Home
You'll find Half Acre in Radcliffe, Lancashire. Here we provide a high standard of residential and respite care 24 hours a day.
The people who live 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 for shorter periods.
We have a large patio area where residents enjoy pleasant views of the open fields and the bowling green next door.
Inside, residents pursue their hobbies in communal and quiet lounges throughout the home. Many rooms have excellent views of the open countryside. These areas are used for relaxing and socialising, and are great places to invite friends and families when they visit.
All our private bedrooms have en-suites and are well decorated.
Life at Half Acre House Care Home
Our dedicated activities coordinator produces a full and varied calendar with events planned throughout the year.
Professional entertainers often perform for residents, and we organise regular trips to local places of interest including the library, park and the museum.
We have highly nutritious and varied menus catering for all dietary and cultural needs. All food is prepared using fresh ingredients every day in our kitchens.
Our dining rooms are warm and welcoming, with menus displayed to show the choices available. Snacks, fresh fruit and refreshments are provided 24 hours a day.
Depending on how they feel, residents can choose to have their meals in their own room or in our dining room. We love friends and family to join us for meals or afternoon tea any time.
i wanted to recommend half acre because my mum has been a resident since june 2011,and the care she has recived is second to none. The staff are wonderfull,nothing is too much trouble. The home is clean as are the rooms. The food is excellent. There is also activities and outings. I would give the home 5 out of 5, keep up the good work half acre.
My father has been in Half Acre for almost a year now. He moved there after having respite care in a different home and being assessed as needing 24 hour care.
The home isn't the newest of buildings, but it has just undergone a very nice refurbishment to the ground floor.
The residents eat and socialise on the ground floor, and their rooms are on the first and second floor.
Rooms are well maintained, reasonably sized and well heated. The home allows residents to personalise the rooms to make them feel more at home.
Food is excellent and the staff soon work out what each residents prefers to eat.
Which brings me on to the best feature of Half Acre, the staff. The staff are superb. We lost my mother late last year and we were very concerned how the news would affect my father. The staff at Half Acre were very supportive and made sure my father got exactly the right amount of support he needed. They also supported the rest of our family and made sure we were updated regularly with my fathers mental and physical condition.
We all now feel like we are part of the Half Acre family. We are on first name terms with all the staff and we are regularly invited to dine and socialise with the residents.
The best recommendation I can give is that it would break my father's heart if he had to leave the staff at Half Acre. He looks on them all as extended family.
I regularly visit Half Acre and the level of care is fantastic and when I see my nan she is always well presented and always happy and smiling. The home is always welcoming to myself and family. The staff are very passionate about the care and residents. All the residents are involved by staff who try their best. My nan wouldn't be anywhere else which makes me very happy.
The one to one attention by carers to residents (mother) was excellent, nothing was too much trouble. I was always kept informed of my mothers welfare and how she was coping with life in general.
The place is amazing! My mum has been a resident since about June this year. It was an extremely difficult transition for my mum, but the staff there have helped her settle in brilliantly. They always have a smile on their faces and I have sat and watched how they interact with their residents. They have fun with them sing and dance and have loads of love to share. I feel that some of them have become friends too. I know it said no names and they are all great, really the best and worth their weight in gold.
I have lived at Half Acre a few month. The staff are friendly and make his a real home I always have enough activities and enjoy helping staff to set tables and do a bit of dusting. My bedroom is lovely and the manager and staff have made it look like my own little flat. I would recommend this care home.
I visit the home on a weekly basis and I am very impressed with the care and kindness shown towards all the residents. The staff are always very welcoming and can't do enough for you nothing is too much trouble for them. My friend is always treated with respect and feels safe living at Half Acre. I can not recommend the home and staff enough.
Mum has been a resident at Half Acre for 2 years, we are very happy with the care and support that she receives from all staff, the carers are friendly and pleasant and mum is really happy there. There is a lot of fun and laughter, but when needed all staff are very professional. The office door is always open to me if I have any concerns and I am made aware of any concerns from them. I would recommend Half Acre Care Home 100%. Very pleased.
I have found every member of staff are 100% dedicated to the care, safety, wellbeing and happiness of the residents. They are totally professional in their approach. The home and residents rooms are kept in excellent cleanliness. The meals look very appetising in presentation and good value for money. Mum is always smartly dressed and hair clean and groomed, every time we visit the home which is always unexpectedly as we live a long distance away on Anglesey, North Wales. Nothing is too much trouble and you receive a warm welcome.
Feels very good living at Half Acre. Feels safe and cared for by friendly staff who go out of their way for her.
Types of care
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Half Acre House Care Home in Radcliffe. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All ensuite
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
24 Apr 2017
As delayed transfers of care remain at record highs, how can we reduce unnecessary hospital stays for older people? That was the key question at an HSJ event held in association with Four Seasons Health Care.
The roundtable heard that the healthcare system often finds reasons not to deal with care home residents and looked at the success of an innovative collaboration between the NHS and care homes in Belfast.
With a collaborative approach between care homes and the NHS, older people are able to leave hospital and receive expert care, whilst assessing whether their long term future would be in their current home or a local care home. “The idea is that it would provide short term rehabilitation in conjunction with the two trusts in that area. The joint partnerships with the trusts I’ve worked with have just been amazing, and that’s what makes it work”, explained Janice Brown, Four Seasons’ regional manager for the Belfast and Newtownabbey area.
In addition to the improvements from a collaborative solution, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust reported that the joint partnership approach of providing a bed in a care home reduced their yearly cost by more than half.
You can read further thoughts and insights from the HSJ Roundtable, in association with Four Seasons Health Care, at HSJ Roundtable Guides
10 Nov 2016
Angela Clarke, Regional Manager for Greater Manchester has been crowned Regional Manager of the Year for the North West of England in the Four Seasons Health Care Awards 2016 and is through to the national finals.
These are the 1st Four Season’s Care Awards and this year over 700 people were nominated for awards by care home residents, colleagues and visitors. All entries have been of a very high standard making the judging process a difficult one. However, a winner had to be chosen and the nomination for Angela demonstrated how she continues to make a difference and provide special resident experiences on a daily basis.
During the judging process for the Regional Manager of the Year award, the panel was looking at a number of different factors including the individual demonstrating exceptional leadership skills and the ability to prioritise the day to day challenges of the role. This individual has supported their homes and helped them to achieve the company’s strategic priorities whilst managing external stakeholders and keeping special resident experiences at the centre of everything they do.
Angela was nominated by a colleague. Her nomination read: “Angela is a forward thinking, innovative, inspirational leader. She demonstrates a high level of commitment to all her homes. Angela’s strength and determination helps her to guide her teams. She always goes that extra mile to listen, support, problem solve and find solutions that work. Her professionalism has no bounds and reiterates that our main purpose is to provide the best possible care we can.”
As the winner for the North West of England, Angela is automatically through to the national Four Season’s Care Awards finals. She will meet a panel of judges in for the last round of judging and will then join finalists from across the UK in Birmingham for a special event to celebrate their achievements and discover if they have won a national award.
Rachael Junge, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in the North West of England, said: “Angela is a very supportive Regional Manager who always gives all of her best. She is well respected by her team and her peers. She has a natural ability to build her team and find solutions to problems which can be difficult, whilst multi-tasking her day to day job. It’s those extra few minutes that Angela will find for her team that has helped her to be a stabilizing force in her region. Well done Angela!”
The Care Awards were open to employees from all Four Seasons homes across the UK and central team members to celebrate their commitment in the delivery of high-quality services to 14,000 residents cared for in more than 300 locations.
The 14 categories have been created to recognise excellence in a variety of roles across the organisation ranging from ‘Registered Nurse of the Year’ to ‘Care Home Manager of the Year’. We also wanted to recognise the hard the dedication and commitment from our residents, their relatives and volunteers.
Tim Hammond, CEO of Four Seasons Health Care said: “The award categories are all really important as we want to highlight the fantastic people we have working here in our organization. However, I believe it is important to acknowledge the special people who go above and beyond to help others in the community, and this is why our ‘Resident or Relative Contribution’ and ‘Volunteer of the Year’ awards are so important to us.
“I look forward to seeing all of our Regional winners at the National Finals in December.”
17 Jun 2016
Today, Friday 17th June marks Care Home Day, an opportunity for Care Homes across the UK to open their doors to the local community. The theme for this year is celebration, with the biggest celebration of the year being the Queen’s 90th birthday.
“With this is mind we wanted to celebrate everyone turning 90 this year,” said CEO Tim Hammond. “We have over 680 residents celebrating their 90th birthday throughout the year, and I want to wish them all many happy returns.
“As part of our celebrations, we’ve had a chat with some of our residents and they in turn wanted to share their stories with you, showing how much things have changed over the last 90 years. Some of the stories are very interesting and I’d urge everyone to go and have a read of them.”
The 41 residents below all wanted to share a bit about themselves with you. They’ve also shared any memories they have of the Queen, with some having some interesting recollections.
- Asbourne Care Home in Dudley presents Edith Bennett
- Barrington Lodge Care Home in Bishop Auckland presents Malcolm Gregory
- Brandon Lodge Care Home in Brandon presents Marie Wilson
- Beechcare Care Home in Darrenth presents Catherine Papa
- Beechill Care Home in Belfast presents Betty Thompson
- Beech House Care Home in Barnton Upon Humber presents Emily Bramley
- Cardonald Care Home in Glasgow presents Lammigje McKinney
- Carnalea Care Home in Bangor presents Joan Leslie
- Chasedale Care Home in Blyth presents Robert Anderson
- Courtenay House Care Home in Kings Lynn presents Arthur John Fox
- Earlsferry House Care Home in Leven presents Alison McKay
- Gotton Manor Care Home in Taunton presents Doris Cronk
- Half Acre House Care Home in Radcliffe presents Eileen Christian
- Highfield Hall Care Home in Rossendale presents Frank West
- Hillside Lodge Care Home in Berwick Upon Tweed presents Ellen Patterson
- Hillside Lodge Care Home in Berwick Upon Tweed presents Jimmy Lowry
- Hilltop Manor Care Home in Tunstall presents Joyce Bloor
- Hollie Hill Care Home in County Durham presents Elizabeth Irving
- Hopes Green Care Home in Benfleet presents Gwendoline Stratford
- Ladymead Care Home in Swindon presents Iris Higgins
- Ladymead Care Home in Swindon presents Joan Keates
- Laurels Lodge Care Home in Aberdeen presents Elizabeth Mair
- Lisburn Care Home in County Antrim presents Letitia Mullholland
- Lydfords Care Home in Lewes presents Enid Shrimpton
- Lydfords Care Home in Lewes presents Evelyn Bannister
- Maple Lodge Care Home in Sunderland presents Alan Clark
- Maple Lodge Care Home in Sunderland presents Jane Naisby
- Millbrow Care Home in Widnes presents Francis Gee
- Park Farm Lodge Care Home in Tamworth presents Joan Halsall
- Park House Care Home in Northants present Edgar Boniface
- Pond Park Care Home in Lisburn present Raymond Lorimer
- The Cedars & Larches Care Home in Ilkeston presents Eva Harper
- The Cedars & Larches Care Home in Ilkeston presents Eva Weston
- The Court Care Home in Ballymoney presents Daniel Kane
- The Rookery Care Home in Ebbw Vale presents Doreen Watkins
- The Rookery Care Home in Ebbw Vale presents Jean McKears
- The Rookery Care Home in Ebbw Vale presents Peggy Evans
- Ty Eirin Care Home in Porth presents Ivor Coles
- Ty Eirin Care Home in Porth presents Ivy James
- Ty Eirin Care Home in Porth presents Nancy Noble
- Woodcot Lodge Care Home in Gosport presents Joan Matthews
Contact our care home
If you'd like to arrange a visit to Half Acre House Care Home in Radcliffe, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.
Care home manager: Melissa Johnson
Higher Ainsworth Road, Radcliffe, M26 4JH
0161 725 9876
0161 724 8642