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22 Woodlands Drive
Greater Manchester
M46 9HH


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Care Type Care Home
Care Category Residential | Dementia | Respite
Availability Yes
Weekly Prices From £650.00
Regulator's Rating Requires Improvement
Meet The Manager

Tracy Bates is Manager at Orchid Woodlands.

More than 15 years experience in managing role

Orchid Woodlands is a beautiful converted Victorian detached house set in its own grounds on a tree lined lane. It has a homely feel with 38 bedrooms, some with ensuite facilities and spacious enough to house a couple or perfect for someone wanting extra space.

Woodlands Care provides the very best dementia care. We offer compassionate, affordable care in comfortable fit for purpose surroundings. We have looked closely at what it takes to live a good life with dementia and are determined to share our expertise with everyone who comes to live with us.

At Atherton our facilities have been designed to make them homely and comfortable with those with dementia. We offer specialist assessments and care plans to help manage daily life as well.

It’s important to us to be making new friends, new memories, and experiencing good, heart-warming relationships.

We appreciate that having a loved one with dementia can be difficult but we have learned that involving everyone, meeting regularly, sharing experiences and getting expert help is key to making a person eel more in control and understood.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Daily Respite Care, End of Life, Independent Living, Personal care, Support for Couples.
Disability Support Physical Disability.
Medication By Mouth, Electronic Medication Management.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
Respite Care Yes

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

We are pleased to announce that following the Covid-19 Winter Testing Update, the National Testing Programme has started to roll-out visitor testing in care homes. This will enable care homes to offer regular testing of visitors, and when combined with other infection prevention and control measures (such as PPE), can support more meaningful visits with loved ones.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Infection Control Training Our staff are trained to use measures which prevent and control infections.
safe-tick Sterilisation & Disinfection Devices We are using sterilisation and/or disinfection devices within our care setting.
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 Testing The provider assured the regulator that it was accessing testing for people using the service and staff.
safe-tick Use of PPE The provider assured the regulator that it was using personal protective equipment effectively and safely.
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Safe Visiting Space
safe-tick We have a safe visiting space
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)

Yes, our care home has WiFi in all our resident’s rooms.

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

Yes, our care home has mobile phone signal in all our resident’s rooms.

Telephone for external calling

Yes, our care home provides a telephone in all our resident’s rooms.

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Our Building and Facilities

Our extension rooms are modern some of which have patio doors to our secure garden area. We also have a quieter wing to our home which has its own bedrooms and dining/lounge facilities. This area can be secured when required and is perfect for those who need a safer, smaller environment to meet increased needs.

Our home has two main lounges and two dining rooms along with a conservatory and access to our secure garden and patio area. Maximising on space we have created seating in small areas around the home for resting or quiet time. Books and objects of interest are on these internal routes to encourage meaningful browsing.

We have a small kitchen that is used for relatives if they wish to make their loved one a drink or snack. Residents also use this area to maintain daily living skills.

Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Activities Room, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Hairdressers, Lift, Smoking Area, Stairlift.

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

How 'Smart' Are We?
Combined Heat & Power (CHP).

Our Photos


It has a homely feel with 38 bedrooms, some with ensuite facilities and spacious enough to house a couple or perfect for someone wanting extra space.

Our bedrooms are beautifully decorated and residents are encouraged to bring along some home comforts for the personal and familiar touch.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 38
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 15
We offer these types of ensuite rooms: Bathroom with Bath, WC and Basin, Wet Rooms.

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View.

Room Facilities
Alarm, Catch up TV, Freeview TV, Wifi.

Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £650.00
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £725.00
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £725.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Bolton
Region North West
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Local Authority funding with a Third Party Top-Up Yes

Choice Dining Logo

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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 Attractive drinks and adaptive cups/glasses are available and accessible where needed.

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 Snacks are provided for residents that require texture-modified food.

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 Hand hygiene for both residents and staff.

Pink tick icon We are following best practice including NICE guidelines as a standard.

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

Pink tick icon We have allergen management policies in place.

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 Staff sit with the residents they support when they dine.

Pink tick icon Residents can order food not on the menu, or have access to an ‘evergreen menu’.

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

Pink tick icon More than one option is available at mealtimes for all residents, including those with special and theraputic diets.

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 Vegan 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 Staff understand and pre-empt potential meal-time behaviours which can impact nutritional intake.

Pink tick icon Staff always use appropriate and dignified language (e.g. it is an ‘apron’ not a ‘bib’).

Pink tick icon We promote an inclusive dining experience.

Pink tick icon There are no unnecessary disruptions during mealtimes.

Activities Are So Important

We know it isn’t unusual for people with dementia to present with high reels of anxiety and complexities. We work as a team with families and outside agencies to understand, and develop a range of ideas which may include simple distractions such as watching birds in the garden, playing with a balloon or listening and singing to music.

At the forefront of the work we do is helping people to enjoy the day, the moment, there life.

As a part of your care arrangement, you will be supported with basic and physical activities of daily living to live as ordinary life as possible, suited to your abilities.

It’s important to us to be making new friends, new memories, and experiencing good, heart-warming relationships.

Our Photos

Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Dancing, Exercise Class, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Quiz Games, Reminiscence, Singing, Themed Events, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Garden Centre, Local Tourist Attractions, Park, Pub, Shopping.

22 Woodlands Drive
Greater Manchester
M46 9HH

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
Overall Requires Improvement
Safe Requires Improvement
Well Led Requires Improvement
Caring Good
Responsive Requires Improvement
Effective Requires Improvement
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 26th January 2023
Last rated 28th February 2023
Current Report

Orchid Woodlands Care Home - Care Quality Commission (

Historic Reports

Orchid Woodlands Care Home - Care Quality Commission (

Registration Date 29th December 2021
Car Park, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Methodist Church.

Nearby Services
Chemist, Church, Garden Centre, Hospital, Library, Local Walks & Bike Rides, Park, Post Office, Pub, Restaurant, Shops, Surgery.

Frequently asked questions about Orchid Woodlands

Orchid Woodlands was given an overall rating of "Requires Improvement" by the CQC in February 2023.
Orchid Woodlands provides Residential, Dementia and Respite care.
Orchid Woodlands has 38 rooms.
Prices for Orchid Woodlands start from £650.00 per week.
Yes. Orchid Woodlands does offer Residential care.
Yes. Orchid Woodlands does offer Respite care.
Yes. Orchid Woodlands does provide care for people with Dementia.
Orchid Woodlands accepts Local Authority clients.
Orchid Woodlands accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Tracy Bates is the manager of Orchid Woodlands.

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