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
5 Jan 2018
People embark on a career path because it’s something they love, they yearn to develop, grow and blossom in their profession.
Here at Four Seasons Health Care, Care Assistants can up-skill themselves on the organisations Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Programme.
On Thursday 20th December 2017, a graduation ceremony was held at Shawcross Social Club in Wigan, celebrating the achievements of 47 newly qualified CHAPs.
Rachael Junge, Managing Director for Four Seasons in the North West of England, said: “Here at Four Seasons Health Care we take great pride in our CHAP Programme, and everyone who undertakes the intense 12 week course. I want to congratulate all of the CHAPs for graduating; your hard work and dedication have paid off. These are the first CHAPs in my area, and I’m absolutely delighted at all of your achievements.
“The Programme is innovative and helps the CHAPs to provide invaluable support to the nurses in the homes.
“All the CHAPs have come through this long journey and I want to thank you for your commitment. I also want to thank the Nurse mentors who have guided and supported the CHAPs every step of the way. Well done everyone!”
The newly qualified CHAPs are now able to provide some general nursing duties such as medication rounds. This benefits the home as it enables the nurse to deal with more complex issues.
Would you like to work for Four Seasons? Take a look at our current vacancies on our careers page.
11 Dec 2017
Four Seasons Health Care picked up three accolades on Tuesday 5th December 2017 at the Training Journal (TJ) Awards. Winning three categories meant that Four Seasons Health Care led the way, as they were the only organisation to win in multiple categories.
Who were the winners?
The Dementia Care Framework won the ‘Best Change Management Programme’, which is a fantastic achievement and further highlights the positive impact this is having on the lives of people living in Four Seasons homes with dementia.
The Judges commented: “We recognise Four Health Care work in the field of dementia care as innovative and thorough in its approach, being both effective and transformative. It had a bold vision that was well executed in a challenging environment.”
The Care Home Nursing Journal (CNJ), Four Seasons’ very own internal publication to develop nurse knowledge and share best practice won its category of ‘Best Organisational Development Programme'.
The Judges commented: “The design of this intervention, which on the surface appears very simple, completely meets the needs of the organisation and has had significant impact. A particular strength was that Four Seasons Health Care decided to make these resources freely available to anyone, making the impact even greater and is improving healthcare outcomes in care homes everywhere.”
Finally, Louise Morris the Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Lead won the main award of the night and was crowned the ‘Learning and Development Professional of the Year’.
The Judges stated: “Louise has had a transformational impact, not only on the learning and development of staff at Four Seasons Health Care, but also on the well-being of residents. Through a review of an existing programme, Louise drove design and improvement which has had significant benefits through improved care, staff practice and confidence and commitment to their work and professional development.”
Congratulations to everyone on this fantastic achievement!
8 Dec 2017
Earlier this year we launched our Four Seasons Care Awards to celebrate and commend all of the hard work and dedication of the teams working to make a difference to the lives of those in their care.
Over 700 people were nominated by care home residents, colleagues and visitors in a number of categories. These have been whittled down via shortlisting and we’re pleased to announce our Regional Winners.
Scotland, Wales, South West England and Bristol
Carer/Support Worker – Sue Harbour Gove (Cumbrae Lodge Care Home)
Senior Care Assistant – Catherine Davies (Ty Gwynno Care Home)
Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant – Lavinia Rose (Havencourt Care Home)
Registered Nurse – Nim Manola (Kingsmead Care Home)
Dementia Care Champion – Louise Longmuir (Lammermuir Care Home)
Specialist Services Champion Kim Matthews (Campsie View Care Home)
Personal Activities Lead Champion – Nancy Canavan (Carrickstone House Care Home)
Support Team Member – David Mortiboys (Oaktree Care Home)
Deputy Home Manager – Lee Gove (Cumbrae Lodge Care Home)
Registered Care Home Manager – Rhona McGregor (Havencourt Care Home)
Resident or Relative Contribution – John Kelland (Ty Gwynno Care Home)
Volunteer of the Year – Mary Ginter (Gotton Manor Care Home)
Our Values Champion – Monica turner (Carrickstone House Care Home)
Regional Manager of the Year – Anne-Marie McKeich (Lothian)
North East England
Carer/Support Worker – Edwin Horn (Howdon Care Centre)
Senior Care Assistant – Jean Thompson (Brockwell Court Care Home)
Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant – Craig Lee (Astell Care Centre)
Registered Nurse – Megan Williams (South Park Care Home)
Dementia Care Champion – Glynis Toland (Northlea Court Care Home – South Quay Care Home)
Specialist Services Champion – Lisa Ramsey (Astell Care Centre)
Personal Activities Lead Champion – PAL Team - Janet Storey, Jade Richards and Dawn Parr (Howdon Care Centre)
Support Team Member – Julie Stonehouse (Dene Grange Care Home)
Deputy Home Manager – Shanti Annapureddy (Hillside Lodge Care Home)
Registered Care Home Manager – Sharon Smith (Langley Park Care Home)
Resident or Relative Contribution – Ashley Wright (The Laurels Care Home)
Volunteer – Keith Atkinson (Rosemount Care Home)
Our Values Champion – Jo Loughans (Southfield Court Care Home)
Regional Manager – Kim Richardson (Sunderland and South Tyneside and Darlington)
North West England
Carer/Support Worker – Val Walton (Brimington Care Home)
Senior Care Assistant – Daniella Burns (Ashcroft Care Home)
Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant – Vicky Bird (Pennine Lodge Care Home)
Registered Nurse of the Year – Christine Bradley (The Vale Care Home)
Dementia Care Champion – Debra Davison (Highfield Hall Care Home)
Specialist Services Champion – Rachael Owens (Grove House Care Home)
Personal Activities Lead Champion – Alison Richards (The Cedars and Larches Care Home)
Support Team Member – Moira Jones (NW Regional Support)
·Deputy Home Manager – Nichola Birkett (Regency Care Home)
Registered Care Home Manager – Helen Baston (Ashcroft Care Home)
Resident or Relative Contribution – Lynn Meadows (Bebington Care Home)
Volunteer – Jean Booth (Tall Oaks Care Home)
Our Values Champion – Melissa Johnson (Heywood Court Care Home)
Regional Manager – Catherine Smith (Derbyshire)
Carer/Support Worker – Graham Boardman (Beech House Care Home)
Senior Care Assistant – Clare Illand (Pellon Care Centre)
Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant – Sian Plant (Balmoral Care Home)
Registered Nurse – Alison Slater (Evedale Care Home)
Dementia Care Champion – Jessica Taylor (Layden Court Care Home)
Specialist Services Champion – Katy Davies (Churchfield Care Home)
Personal Activities Lead Champion – Barbara Blakemore (Westroyd House Care Home)
Support Team Member – Sharon Arrowsmith (Fernwood Court Care Home)
Deputy Home Manager – Jayne Appleton (Windsor House Care Home)
Registered Care Home Manager – Jenny Hololob (Layden Court Care Home)
Resident or Relative Contribution – Angela and Brian Sparks (The Lodge Care Home)
Volunteer – Elizabeth Wharram (Woodview Care Home)
Our Values Champion – James Irving (The Lodge Care Home)
Regional Manager – Jayne Clark (Lincs and Humber)
South East England
Carer/Support Worker – John Appiah (Ross Wyld Care Home)
Senior Care Assistant – Angela Coles (Hopes Green Care Home)
Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant of the Year – Yvonne Kane (Copper Beeches Care Home)
Registered Nurse – Martina Gleeson (Ladyville Lodge Care Home)
Dementia Care Champion – Charlotte Fraser-Alix (Summerdale Court Care Home)
Specialist Services Champion – Pauline Dillon (Beechcare Care Home)
Personal Activities Lead Champion – Mary Tanner (Copper Beeches Care Home)
Support Team Member – Karen Frost (Romford Grange Care Home)
Deputy Home Manager – Kerry Miller (Hopes Green Care Home)
Registered Care Home Manager – James McElhinney (Alexandra Care Home)
Resident or Relative Contribution – George Newton (Bracknell Care Home)
Volunteer – Jeanette Darrell (Cedar Court Care Home)
Our Values Champion – PAL Team - Anna Loska, Agneiska Richardson, Ursula Gardas (Kingfisher House Care Home)
Regional Manager – Ian Buckland (South East)
Carer/Support Worker – Rachel Hylands (Seapatrick Care Home)
Senior Care Assistant – Sharon Reid (Annahilt Care Home)
Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant – Tammy Hagan and Emma Burns (Hawthorn House Care Home)
Registered Nurse – Princess Lidasan (Lisburn Intermediate Care Centre)
Dementia Care Champion – Claire Devlin (Castle Lodge Care Home)
Specialist Services Champion – Melanie Reyes (Castle Lodge Care Home)
Personal Activities Lead Champion – Sam Bright (Sandringham Care Home)
Support Team Member of the Year – Bridgeen Young (Arches Care Home)
Deputy Home Manager of the Year – Maphi Sanchez (Arches Care Home)
Registered Care Home Manager – Naomi Graham (Annahilt Care Home)
Resident or Relative Contribution – Martin Rice (Holywood Care Home)
Volunteer – Jacob Orr (Comber Care Home)
Our Values Champion – Louisa Rea (Lough Foyle and North Regional Manager)
Regional Manager – Janice Brown (Belfast and Newtownabbey)
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 all the residents cared for in more than 260 locations.
The 14 categories have been created to recognise excellence in a variety of roles across the organisation ranging from ‘Carer/Support Worker of the Year’ to ‘Personal Activities Lead Champion’. 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: “Our Annual Care Awards are such a special occasion. It is our event where we recognise and celebrate our colleagues who go the extra mile to ensure those living with us have the very best experience.
"The quality of the nominations this year have been outstanding – and I know it has been a difficult process for our Regional Managers and Managing Directors to select our Regional Winners. I congratulate them and look forward to seeing them all at our Annual Care Awards ceremony in February.”
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: Dawn Hill
Higher Ainsworth Road, Radcliffe, M26 4JH
0161 724 8642