Welcome to Shawcross Care Home

Here at Shawcross, on the outskirts of Ashton in Makerfield, we pride ourselves on our friendly, homely environment and our standards of care and equipment.

Our Dementia Care Framework Plaque

Our beautifully kept gardens surround both the general nursing and dementia units and we have a reminiscence area for all residents to enjoy. We also welcome regular visits from a hair stylist, a chiropodist and optician to help residents feel their best.

At Shawcross Care Home, residents are considered part of the family. We put their health and happiness at the heart of everything we do, and our dedicated team of nurses and carers actively encourage residents to take part in all decisions - contributing to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive.

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Life at Shawcross Care Home

A carer and a resident

I cannot recommend this care home highly enough. The care and attention that my mother receives from all of the staff is marvellous, and it made the decision that my mum was not capable of looking after herself any more was the right thing to do.
Every resident has their own room if they wish to have time to themselves, but most residents prefer to be in the lounge for the company .
The food is first rate-cannot be faulted, and there is a choice of dish.
All of the staff are so caring, it's lovely!

Ian Templeton, Son of Resident/Service User at Shawcross Care Home

My dad lived at Shawcross for the last six months of his life. I can only say that the staff at the home were absolutely magnificent. They got to know him and his interests and really went out of their way to make him happy. When he was poorly, they coaxed him to eat his favourite foods, making special dishes that he would like. They monitored and managed his very complex health care needs so well that initially despite the fact he was palliative, his overall health and well being improved. They supported him to go to church each week which was absolutely essential to my dad. When he was too poorly to attend, the priest or lay minister visited and ministered to him. At the end of his life, the staff were so caring and supportive, I could not have asked for anything more.

Cath Fairhurst, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Shawcross Care Home

My Grandma suffered a severe stroke and as a result cannot eat/drink/speak or hardly move and is bed ridden. All the staff give my grandma excellent care and often have her in stiches with laughter. I think my grandma is extremely happy here. We'd all lover her to be at home but the care needed means that is not possible, because of this I don't think any of the family would want her to be anywhere other than here. I cant speak highly enough of the staff and the rooms are excellent.

Eamonn McGoldrick, Grandson of Resident/Service User at Shawcross Care Home

This care home really impressed me as soon as I walked in, to check it out as a place for my mum to live in. The building is modern, light and brightly decorated. The rooms are large, with big windows, some of them with lovely views. Wide corridors facilitate movement around , the rooms are also en-suite. Refurbishment is taking place on some rooms and the standard of this work is very good and well organised. The home is well managed and the staff are very caring and gentle. Dignity is high on the agenda and the atmosphere is very happy. I would recommend to anybody.

Sandra Cale, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Shawcross Care Home

From entering Shawcross Care Home my mum has been treated with excellent care. She has been treated with dignity and could not fault the staff at all. They are all very professional and very caring. We feel her quality of life is greatly improved now.

Eliza Abrahams, Son of Resident/Service User at Shawcross Care Home

First visit to assess the suitability of the facilities was a pleasant experience with an informative and open approach by the staff nurse who showed us around. We got the impression of an open and caring atmosphere that was echoed by the few residents we talked to within the communal lounge. It was clearly a warm and caring atmosphere that was endorsed by other staff and residents. After a month and the final stages of my father's life, I remain impressed by the care and attention that has been paid to him at all times with considerate attention to his individual needs, his dignity and his personal wishes. As a family we could not have asked for more at this sad time.

Ron McCormick, Son of Resident/Service User at Shawcross Care Home

My first impression was very positive. I arrived unannounced and was welcomed warmly. The atmosphere was friendly, the carers busy feeding residents but chatting to them whilst doing so. This first impression has been reinforced over the 2 years I've been visiting. Staff interaction is very good, always willing to help each other and always willing to help visitors. The home is currently being overhauled with minimum disruption and although workmen are constantly in and out , the home still looks clean. Organisation seems very good and relatives meetings most helpful.

Ann Morrall, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Shawcross 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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Nursing care

Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...

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Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Shawcross Care Home whether they...

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Facilities & services

Making care special is at the heart of Shawcross Care Home in Wigan. 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
  • Sensory gardens
  • Wi-fi

Our news


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.”

The CNJ is available to view on the Four Seasons website here.

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.”

More information about the role of a CHAP is available on the Four Seasons website here.

Congratulations to everyone on this fantastic achievement!


25 Aug 2017

Yvonne Fovargue was recently invited to Shawcross Care Home in Ashton in Makerfield as part of their Summer Fayre celebrations. During her visit she completed a Dementia Experience – which is designed to help people understand what it is like to live in a world with Dementia.

Home Manager Peter McCarten stated: “Yvonne kindly agreed to come to Shawcross to meet the residents and their families during our Summer Fayre. During the course of the visit we asked Yvonne whether she would like to experience what it is like to live with Dementia by completing our Dementia Care Framework ‘Dementia Experience’.”

The Dementia Care Framework which includes this experience has specific training elements to allow staff working at the home understand all aspects of Dementia Care. The Care Home became accredited in September 2016 and there have been almost 100 experiences completed by staff and visitors since.

Following completing the experience Yvonne Fovargue stated: “It truly was an amazing experience to be able to understand how people with Dementia live their everyday lives. It certainly was insightful and helped me to understand how debilitating Dementia really is.”

Are you looking for a care home in Wigan? Shawcross Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care and respite care.

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

Care home manager: Peter McCarten

Bolton Road, Ashton-in-makerfield, Wigan, WN4 8TU

01942 446698

01942 273209

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