Communal lounge
Wheelchair accessibility
Respite stays

Rooms available

We have three single ensuite rooms and one non-ensuite room available to rent. For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact us.

Our home

Downing House was built in early 1980 and officially opened by her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales in December 1983. The house is a residential care home offering high quality care for up to 25 people in a purpose-built house.

Our rooms are split on two floors; with en-suite rooms with a toilet, sink and some with a shower. We also have an assisted bath which makes bathing comfortable and safe for residents. 

Residents are encouraged to bring their own furniture and decorations in order to make their rooms as homely as possible. We support our residents in making their own decisions about how they want to live their life.

Communal spaces

Our lounge offers a comfortable, homely atmosphere for your to sit and enjoy some quiet time to yourself or meet with other residents. We recently opened a salon at Downing House, where residents can enjoy a pampering session; spending time having a catch-up with other residents whilst having their hair or nails done.

The gardens offer improved access for those with restricted mobility.

Activities and events

We recognise the importance of maintaining relationships with family and friends and we encourage residents in pursuing hobbies and interests by offering a variety of activities from in-house entertainment like sing-alongs and theatre production performances to outings. 

Our home is very special to us as everyone is part of one big family and we all love and care for eachother. There is always something happening at the house as we have an amazing Activities Coordinator who goes above and beyond to keep everyone entertained. The carers here are always willing to go the extra mile for our residents, nothing is too much to ask. 

Residents at Downing House have been experiencing the benefits that virtual reality (VR) technology can bring for those living with dementia and other impairments. Read more about this story in our blog.  

Video courtesy of BBC North West Tonight

Talk to us about respite stays

We’re proud to offer respite stays at Downing House, a short-stay that can be planned ahead, or in the case of an emergency, last-minute. Suitable for individuals seeking support following post-operative or hospital care, or whilst their regular caregiver takes a break, respite care can also be used as a way of introducing long-term residential care to a loved one.

At Downing House our respite stays include:
- 24/7 care support from our qualified and friendly staff
- Daily activities
- Nutritious meals served daily (dietary requirements can be catered for)
- Housekeeping and linen service

*Respite prices may vary depending on needs. 

 Our Key Facts Guide will give you further information about Downing House. 

This property is managed by The Abbeyfield Society trading as Abbeyfield Living Society.

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What's the cost?

Care fees may vary based on personal assessment, please contact us for details.

Fees from


Residential Care Home

Meals included Meals included
Council tax Council tax
Utilities - gas, water, electric Utilities - gas, water, electric
TV licence TV licence
Internet access Internet access
Laundry services Laundry services
Cleaning Cleaning
On-site staff On-site staff
Garden maintenance Garden maintenance
Activities schedule Activities schedule
Depending on your personal circumstances and care needs, you may be eligible for financial support to cover some or all of these costs.


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