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  • MHA Care Home, Handsworth, Bowdon

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43 places for residential care

About us

We provide residential care for our 43 residents in purpose-built, en suite accommodation, in a leafy area of Bowdon. We also offer respite care.

It’s a wonderfully calm and welcoming space, where our passionate team deliver personalised care in a warm, supportive and safe environment.

Rated 9.6/10 ( reviews, June 2019)

100% of residents satisfied with the overall standard of the home (Latest Your Care Rating, 2018)

 What makes us special?

  • Our expertly trained and professional staff are dedicated to the care, comfort, respect, dignity, and wellbeing of all our residents
  • Plentiful communal living areas including sitting rooms, restaurant, and conservatory
  • Private and secure landscaped garden for peaceful relaxation, gardening, and gentle exercise
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Filled activities calendar with an on-site activities coordinator
  • On-site shop/coffee shop area
  • Children and pets are welcome and often get spoilt by the residents and staff. Family and friends can also enjoy a meal with their loved ones
  • Weekly GP surgery held in the home.

 “The staff are always willing to help and are very caring and aware of the need for dignity. The overall ambience is warm and friendly and you are welcome to visit anytime.” Independent review on

Where are we

We are in the leafy conservation area of Bowdon located at the southwest edge of Greater Manchester. We are within walking distance of the village green where a handful of shops and businesses cluster around a pretty parish church and local pub.

Our home is in a great location and within walking distance of both Hale village and Altrincham town centre. Hale village has many amenities including local bus stops, restaurants, café bars and the main Manchester to Chester railway line.

Altrincham town centre has an exceptional mix of top high street brands, a wide range of independent retailers and an award-winning market.

Only 2.4 miles away from us is the beautiful National Trust Dunham Massey a green oasis with an ancient deer park a house filled with treasures and stories and home to one of Britons finest winter gardens.

A packed social schedule

Our beautifully landscaped gardens are the perfect place for peaceful relaxation, or to take some gentle exercise. Our green-fingered residents can even get hands-on with a bit of gardening. The hair salon offers a spot of pamper time and our coffee shop is the perfect place to get together with friends.

We have a busy schedule of events and optional activities, helping residents to explore their interests and discover new ones. There’s armchair exercises, arts and crafts, bingo, quizzes, bible studies and church services. We also have a dedicated chaplain.

Our residents look forward to our annual garden party and enjoy entertainment from local singers and musicians who come in, we love any opportunity for a good singalong.

Award-winning music therapy

We are committed to providing alternative therapies such as music therapy to help alleviate isolation and the symptoms for those living with dementia. Our trained music therapist is funded by charitable donations. The therapist interacts directly with residents through live music therapy sessions. This includes singing, playing simple percussion instruments or responding to musical cues in a one-to-one or group setting. Take a look at our video to find out more about this life-changing therapy.

Chaplaincy and pastoral support

We are proud to be supported by a dedicated chaplain Rev Andrew Robinson, Who offers pastoral support to all, whatever their beliefs.

Andrew is in the home four days a week, providing companionship and one to one pastoral support for all the residents, their family, friends and staff members irrespective of their beliefs. Andrew also organises worship for all those who wish to participate. Where appropriate, residents are encouraged to maintain links with local faith communities.

Seize the day-unique and memorable opportunities

Funded through charitable support, every MHA care home also prides itself in being able to offer unique and memorable opportunities and activities for residents to quite literally help them 'seize the day'.

Visit us for an afternoon

If you would like to experience living at Handsworth, we would love to invite you for lunch and spend an afternoon with us. It’s the very best way to really get a feel for our friendly caring home and decide if we are right for you.

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CQC overall rating for Handsworth


11th Apr 2019

Privacy and independence, friendship and support - 24 hours a day

We offer care and comfort, compassion and friendship. At the heart of all we offer is our assurance that you will be treated with the respect and dignity that we all deserve, and if you need anything at all, we’re here to help, 24 hours a day.

Whether in the privacy of your own room or relaxing in the company of your friends and neighbours, we will support you to spend your time doing the things you enjoy. Let us know if it’s music, a favourite newspaper, exercise or a spot of pampering at the salon. Landscaped gardens invite you to appreciate the fresh air, or tend the plants, if you wish. There’s a wide range of social events, so you never need to feel bored or lonely.

We have the latest safety and security design features so you can live life to the full with peace of mind.

Your room

We encourage our residents to furnish their own rooms as they wish. This could be as simple as hanging a couple of their favourite pictures on the wall, but they’re also welcome to bring their own comfy chair, or anything that makes them feel at home. The most important thing is for everyone to feel comfortable, happy and settled.

All our bedrooms have an en suite toilet and sink.

Residential care

Finding a place that you can call "home" is a question of getting the right balance.

Our residential care provides 24 hour support to help you maintain independence –giving you peace of mind and a place to make new friends and explore new interests.

In many ways it is like living in a hotel, where you don’t need to worry about laundry, changing the bed or cleaning your room. We will use the district nurse and GPs to provide any medical care. Our caring staff help with everyday activities, as required, like bathing and dressing or support at meal times.

At the same time, there is no reason why you can’t maintain links with the local community, or develop new friendships and relationships. Care staff will help you do that, while also working hard to create a home that is itself full of opportunity and possibility.

In the main living areas of the home you will find lounges where you can join in one of the many activities with others or to sit quietly with a book or newspaper.

Food and drink

We offer a dining experience that enables you to maintain your independence and dine with dignity. Our staff support residents to make mealtime choices in a way that best suits them.

While residents can choose to dine in their own rooms, we encourage residents to eat together in the dining area so they can make the most of this valuable social time, we love it when relatives and friends join their loved ones for meals too.

If one to one support is required, a carer will sit with the resident to help them eat their meal at a comfortable pace.

You can enjoy treats from around the world on a weekly basis incorporating different culinary cultures ensuring that you enjoy a variety of food and drinks.

Our commitment to your well-being

Our highly-trained, dedicated members of staff will always be on hand to provide your care and support in the way that best suits you, in the comfort of your own room with en suite facilities.

We choose the people who work with us very carefully. They need to share our values and respect people, their life experience and personal choices.

We take pride in the cleanliness and maintenance of your home and provide a thorough and friendly cleaning service. Your personal washing will be carefully laundered and returned to you, clean and fresh.

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Indicative fees for self-funding residents at Handsworth care home, Altrincham

(1st April 2020 - 31st March 2021)

Residential care

Depending on the level of residential care required, gross weekly fees will range from:

£775.64 (Single en suite, low care needs) to a maximum of £955.36 (Single en suite - Premium, high care needs)

Handsworth Care Home
West Road
Bowdon, Altrincham 
Cheshire, WA14 2LA

Tel: 01619 285314

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