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Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing | Dementia
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £700.00
Regulator's Rating Requires Improvement
Meet The Manager

Helen Holden is Home Manager at Old Gates Care Home.

Helen is an experienced home manager with over 25 years of experience in caring for the elderly. Helen has been the manager at Old Gates since 2019 and loves supporting and caring for residents in the home. She uses her knowledge and experience to motivate her team to deliver care and support in a way that Residents gain the most benefit, in a warm and welcoming home. She enjoys working with her Colleagues and being a relaxed and proactive manager who motivates others to be the best they can be. She also has a special interest in caring for those living with dementia.

Helen Holden

Situated in the peaceful residential area of Feniscowles in Blackburn, Old Gates is a friendly care home, offering residential, nursing and nursing dementia care. Assessments are carried out prior to Residents moving into the home and a detailed person-centred care plan is formulated which is reviewed and updated on a regular basis.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, End of Life, Palliative, Personal care.
Disability Support Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Walking Frame.
Medication By Mouth.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

What we're doing to keep residents & visitors safe

It is important that all those entering care homes, including those who are exempt from vaccination, continue to follow infection prevention and control measures, including the correct usage of PPE, to reduce the risk of transmission.

However, these measures are not a substitution for the requirement for individuals to be fully vaccinated, which applies to all persons entering a care home unless exempt.

Individuals entering a care home only need to demonstrate vaccination status on the first occasion they enter or register, and the registered person should record their status on the care home’s local system (for example IT system, paper file and so on)

A risk assessment should be undertaken for those who are exempt from vaccination, to reduce risk of transmission. This might include a change to their duties where such a change is appropriate. It should also be taken into account that those that are exempt from vaccination may also be in the clinically extremely vulnerable category.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Virus Testing We are testing for viral infection when symptoms present within our care setting.
Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) - Regulator’s Assessment
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, regulators have assessed the preparedness of care providers in relation to infection prevention and control. Details of the regulator’s latest findings can be found below.
Regulator: CQC
safe-tick Use of PPE The provider assured the regulator that it was using personal protective equipment effectively and safely.
To view the provider’s latest Inspection Reports, Click here.
Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Telephone for external calling

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Our Building and Facilities

With sitting rooms, space for Residents to pursue their hobbies and interests. Old Gates has several places to relax, dine, exercise, socialise and be creative. The delightful landscaped garden and patio is the perfect spot to spend time with friends and family and is happily looked after by some of our Residents. Specialist equipment is available to support Residents.

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Conservatory, Dining Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Hairdressers, Lift.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Private Garden(s), Seating, Secure Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

Our Photos


The Bedrooms are bright, comfortable and lockable. Residents are invited to decorate their rooms with small items of their own furniture and treasured belongings so that it feels just at home. The Home is Wheelchair accessible.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 90
We offer these types of ensuite rooms: Shower Rooms.

Type Of Room
Shared Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View.

Room Facilities
Internet Access, Wifi.

Our Photos

A team of highly trained nurses and carers are on hand 24 hours a day to provide support and care to Residents at Old Gates. Training is provided to all staff with  several staff members holding NVQs, the training is reviewed and updated regularly

Our Team
Helen Holden
Helen Holden
Home Manager

Helen is an experienced home manager with over 25 years of experience in caring for the elderly. Helen has been the manager at Old Gates since 2019 and loves supporting and caring for residents in the home. She uses her knowledge and experience to motivate her team to deliver care and support in a way that Residents gain the most benefit, in a warm and welcoming home. She enjoys working with her Colleagues and being a relaxed and proactive manager who motivates others to be the best they can be. She also has a special interest in caring for those living with dementia.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £700.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Blackburn with Darwen
Region North West
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes

Choice Dining Logo

Choice Dining is a food-focused accreditation designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare the dining experience within different care settings.

To be awarded the Choice Dining badge, a care home will have committed to delivering exceptional dining experiences with a strong focus on preference, individuality, hygiene and the environment. You can explore the specifics of all participating homes in the tab below to learn more about the food on offer, how it is served and presented and what they’re doing to cater for your personal taste. For more information about Choice Dining please click here.

Styles of Food Pink tick icon Pureed Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Dining Locations Pink tick icon Lounge/Diner
Hospitality Pink tick icon Guests are welcome for dinner (Covid permitting)
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The preparation, nutritional value and presentation of food.

Pink tick icon Individual dietary needs are person centred.

Pink tick icon Meals reflect the nutritional needs of the residents.

Pink tick icon Our menu is balanced.

Pink tick icon Sweet and savoury foods are provided between meals (this does not just include cakes and biscuits).

A critical component for good health.

Pink tick icon We are conducting internal and/or 3rd party food safety audits.

A freedom to eat the food you want, when you want it.

Pink tick icon Families are invited for meals [Covid permitting].

Pink tick icon Residents have access to Dining Room.

Pink tick icon Residents have access to a flexible meal service beyond defined times.

Pink tick icon There is a weekly menu.

Pink tick icon The best interest choices are made for residents unable to make their own choices.

Understanding the wants and requirements of every individual be it cultural, religious or dietary.

Pink tick icon Vegetarian food can be served.

Pink tick icon We can support people with Diabetes.

Delivering a respectful and quality service.

Pink tick icon Residents are given appropriate and dignified crockery / glassware and cutlery.

Pink tick icon Tables are well laid.

Pink tick icon There are no unnecessary disruptions during mealtimes.

Activities Are So Important

Here at Old Gates Care Home, we have a dedicated activities coordinator responsible for creating a monthly activities calendar. We Care Group provides the activities coordinators with all the tools necessary to enhance the well-being of our Residents.

As we have residents with dementia, it is crucial to have daily activities that help keep their minds sharp. We focus on the sensory stimulation for our residents, which means we have activities that stimulate their senses (taste, smell, vision, hearing and touch)

Besides the wide range of sensory stimulation and activities, each Home has a 40 inches interactive table. In the past year, WCG invested in getting a Sharp Interactive table to each Home to aid the activities coordinators to provide a more person-centred and one-on-one session to low mobility Residents or Residents who prefer not to socialise.

In Old Gates Care Home, we believe in helping enrich the lives of people with dementia to ensure they are happy and fulfilled.

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Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Exercise Class, Music Entertainment, Quiz Games, Singing, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions.

Livesey Branch Road

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Requires Improvement
Safe Requires Improvement
Well Led Requires Improvement
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last rated 7th December 2019
Registration Date 8th April 2022
Service Provider Priory Court Developments Limited, UB1 1QB
Bus Stop nearby, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Cathedral.

Nearby Services
Bank, Chemist, Church, Library, Local Walks & Bike Rides, Park, Post Office, Pub, Restaurant, Shopping Centre.

Frequently asked questions about Old Gates Care Home

Old Gates Care Home was given an overall rating of "Requires Improvement" by the CQC in December 2019.
Old Gates Care Home provides Nursing and Dementia care.
Old Gates Care Home has 90 rooms.
Prices for Old Gates Care Home start from £700.00 per week.
Old Gates Care Home is owned by We Care Group.
No. Old Gates Care Home does not offer Residential care.
No. Old Gates Care Home does not offer Respite care.
Yes. Old Gates Care Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
Old Gates Care Home comes under Blackburn with Darwen.
Old Gates Care Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Helen Holden is the manager of Old Gates Care Home.

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