Government Covid Guidelines                 19th July 2021 – Step 4

This guidance sets out the government’s advice to support safe visiting.

No limit on the number of ‘named visitors’, pre-arranged visiting still in place.

Physical contact still be kept to a minimum, however handholding is acceptable if hand washing protocols are followed.Outdoor pod still available if required.

Lateral Flow Tests (Covid Tests) still required, proof to be brought at the time of visit, or arrangements can be made to carry out a test at the home on the day of the visit.

Due to the nature of the settings and vulnerability of the population, use of PPE and infection prevention and control measures should continue to be practised. We would therefore ask that face masks be worn when visiting inside the home.

Please click the government link below for further guidance.

Residential Care in the Heart of the Ribble Valley

Residential Care in the Heart of the Ribble Valley

Now that things have started to open and restrictions are lifting, we wanted to show you a glimpse of the stunning views and local facilities that we have here in Sawley.

As you can see from the video Ribble Valley Care Home is located in the heart of the Ribble Valley in the small, picturesque village of Sawley, near Clitheroe. The Care Home has beautiful views across the River Ribble and Pendle Hill, we are less than 250m from the English heritage site of Sawley Abbey and just across the road from the warm welcome of Spread Eagle Inn which offers everything from a light lunch to overnight stays.

With covid guidance now allowing family members to visit your loved ones in the care home and also to access the community to visit open spaces we think Ribble Valley Care Home is ideally located with easy access to the facilities that the Ribble Valley offers.

We now have limited availability of our recently refurbished bedrooms which overlook Pendle, If you are interested in arranging a viewing of our recently refurbished bedrooms which start at £700 per week for full time residential care please contact the manager Alina on 01200 441205 or via email on


Awards Night 2020 – Nominations Now Open!

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Townfield Care Awards Night. The awards night was started in 2015 to reward the hard work and dedication that our employees provide to the company. For many their role is a vocation and not just a job, we as a company want to recognise this and hold the awards night to celebrate their success. There are numerous awards to be presented which include carer of the year, best newcomer and quality of service award among others.

We need you to nominated any employee of the company who you think deserves special recognition, please either collect a nomination form from one of our homes or the home care agency offices or click here to complete your nomination online

How to enter

  • Choose the category or categories for which you want to nominate the individual for. If you are entering more than one category, please inform us why they should be considered for each award
  • Write an account of no more than 100 words saying why the person you are nominating should be considered. An additional account from a colleague or service user/family carer is helpful but not essential.
  • If you would like to send more information to support your nomination, please send through your testimonial to John Timmins or email them to Please make sure that the name of the nominee and the award category is included on all supporting information.
  • All candidates will be shortlisted from you submission so please tell us as much as you can, the shortlisting panel will not be able to judge from one sentence.
  • Nominations will close on 10th January 2020 – nominations will not be accepted after this time.
  • The shortlisted candidates will be notified approximately one week after the closing date.

Rules for entry

  • The competition is open to all employees of Townfield Care
  • Entries are treated in the strictest confidence
  • Entries will not be returned
  • One copy of the submission is required.
  • Entries will be judged by the Directors & Management team of Townfield Care
  • The Judging will take place on Week Commencing 13th January 2020. The winners will be announced at the Award Evening on TBC for February 2020
  • Anyone can nominate an individual, including service users, family, next of kin, doctors, district nurses, scheme managers,  colleagues etc
Townfield Care open dementia friendly “Lowerfold” Lounge

Residents living with Dementia at our Care home in Great Harwood have received a virtual boost of Vitamin C with the newly decorated Lowerfold Lounge at Townfield & Coach House in Church Street.

The lounge and dining room have been redecorated with areas in a bright orange that reflects colours in the natural environment.  Bright colours are good for people living with dementia as they can trigger memories and stimulate the brain so that they live well with their condition.  The room also boasts a large cinema screen and projector so that the residents can enjoy the treat of visiting the cinema without having to leave home.

As a specialist care home for people with dementia, Townfield & Coach House owners, brothers John and Michael Timmins, are abreast of latest research from the University of Stirling into helping people live well with dementia. 

Michael Timmins said:

“We are always striving to improve the surroundings for our residents and have already renovated two of our lounges using themes and colour to benefit the residents.  Too many neutral shades in a room can add to the confusion experienced as a result of memory loss.  We wanted to help our residents distinguish the different areas and feel comfortable in the rooms they regularly use. 

Many of our residents used to enjoy a visit to the cinema when they were younger and so we are trying to recreate that experience for them.  We aim to run a film club on a regular basis so that films from all eras can be enjoyed.  The décor we have chosen incorporates old film posters which help the residents reminisce about the films they have enjoyed in the past.”

The home celebrated the opening of the newly renovated lounge by having the local GP, Dr Halstead from The Weavers Medical Group officially open the lounge.  There were also entertainers Ian and Alan from Music in Mind who sang familiar songs to the residents.  There was also a cake stall with all proceeds from the stall going to the residents’ fund to provide treats over the summer with trips out, ice creams, entertainment etc. for the residents.   

Pictured: Kath Howard (Registered manager -left) Doctor Halstead (Weavers Practice, Great Harwood -right) cutting the ribbon and officially opening the newly decorated dementia friendly  Lowerfold lounge 
Entertainment provided by Ian and Alan from Music in Mind
Ribble Valley Care Home

Townfield Care, are proud to announce the purchase of a 40-bed care home in the Village of Sawley, Near Clitheroe in the Ribble Valley.

Sitting opposite The Spread Eagle Inn, on the bank of the River Ribble, you would struggle to find a more idyllic spot suited to retirement than Ribble Valley Care Home, Sawley.    

John Timmins, Joint Managing Director of Townfield Care said:

“We want to bring everything we have learnt over the years at our existing care homes and provide that exceptional care here in the Ribble Valley. We will be investing and working hard to re-connect with the local people to improve the level of care provided, it is important for the community and we want to be part of it.”

The decision to purchase Ribble Valley Care Home, surrounded by greenery, wildlife and situated just off the A59 was due to demand. There has been huge growth within Townfield Care and a need for quality social care in the area, which has now expanded into the Ribble Valley from their original Hyndburn base.

Ribble Valley Care Home boasts 40 beds, 16 in the main house and 24 beds in the court.

John continued:

“It’s a stunning location, with the River Ribble in earshot and on the border of South Yorkshire it’s ideal. We are rural, yet easy to travel to with local amenities close by. We will be focussing on investing in the facility and providing the fantastic care team which we have taken on with the correct equipment and skills, to provide the very best of care and support.

We currently employ over 200 people and are seeking night staff and catering staff for this location, as well as many other roles across the company both in residential care and community care. As always, service is key. My vision is for exceptional health and social care, we look after residents like we would look after our own parents.”

For further information or to apply for a role email:

Townfield Home Care Rated Good by CQC

Townfield Home Care is celebrating after receiving an overall ‘Good’ rating following their recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

Townfield Home Care which is based on Church Street in Great Harwood was judged to be safe effective, caring and responsive.

As part of the process, inspectors questioned the people using the service and their families and found that people were happy with the care they received and felt that ‘safe care’ was being provided.

Comments included: “My care staff are very friendly, efficient and lovely.” Relatives spoken with were also praised the approach taken by staff, for example one relative said, “All the staff have been so nice and kind. My Family member’s health and wellbeing has improved so much since they started visiting.”

The report also noted that people felt the staff had the right level of skills and knowledge to provide them with effective care and support. They were happy with the care they received and told us that it met their needs. For example, one person said, “The carers are well trained, they do everything properly” and another person said, “The staff are keen to help me and always ask me if I need anything else.”

Anne Child, Registered Manager said: “The feedback within the report reflects the pride our team take in the care we provide, and the dedication they show to the people that use our service.”

“We are very proud of every single team member, and we will continue to work hard to offer high standards of care and support throughout the local community.”

If you would like to read the full report please follow this link to the CQC Website

Edinburgh Tattoo comes to Townfield Care in Great Harwood

Accrington pipe band visited Townfield dementia care home.

Representatives from Accrington pipe band Fran and Paul visited Townfield dementia care home in Great Harwood today. The care home had organised activities around the Edinburgh Tattoo to co-inside with the festival held annually in Edinburgh, Scotland

The video below shows a short clip from Paul (Accrington pipe band) playing the bag pipes.

Townfield & Coach House takes on 5K Memory Walk

Over the next 8 weeks staff, visitors and people who live at Townfield & Coach House will be attempting to complete 5K Memory walks.

It might be 100meters at a time but over the next 8 weeks we are planning for everyone to get active and get involved to complete 5K. With a record of the distance they have completed in the home we hope everyone can take part no matter their ability or fitness.

If you want to sponsor us, complete 5k or help someone else complete their 5K please let us know. Or you can sponsor us at our just giving page.

We are planning a celebration party of completing the 5K on the 12th of October 2018 1:30pm-3:30pm. Where people will finish the last few meters of their walk, cross the finish line and receive a medal. 

Team “Townies” from Townfield taking on Race for Life

A team from Townfield & their friends are taking on the Race for Life

A team of four are taking on the 5K Race for life to race money for Cancer Research. Nicknamed the Townies the group includes registered Manager Kath Howard, Senior Care Assistant Louise Wheatcroft, Domestic Assistant Maria Payne and their friend Alana Bibby. They will be taking on the Blackburn 5K Race on Wednesday the 27th June 2018 at Witton Park.

So Far the team have raised just over £450 for Cancer Research, if you want to help by donating then please use their official race for life page here:

Race for Life- Townies



Townfield Mobility Shop Website

Townfield Mobility is proud to announce our new mobility shop websiteHappy senior lady with a walker and children. Grandmother and kids enjoying a walk in the park. Child supporting disabled grandparent. Family visit. Generations love and relationship. now has a wide selection of the products and services that we can offer at very competitive prices.

We have a wealth of experience and a true understanding of mobility products and how they should be used, so we can recommend the best product for you,

We stock and can give advice on:
• Wheelchairs & Accessories
• Scooters & Accessories
• Riser Recliners
• Stair Lifts (Curved & Straight)
• Power chairs
• Walking Aids (Tri walkers, Walking Sticks etc)
• Daily Living Aids (Household, Dressing ,Bathing, Home
Health, Kitchen and Dining, Grab Rails)
• Bathroom Safety
• Paediatric Range
• Bedroom equipment (Nursing & Profile Beds etc)
• Riser Recliners
• Moving & Handling Equipment
Plus Many More….

Offering competitive prices, an at-home service and a shop, plus decades of knowledge means Townfield are in an ideal position to help anyone in the community who could benefit from aid for independent living. “The focus is on mobility scooters, wheelchairs and stairlifts however, we also have everything from easy can openers to shoe removers. We have a vast range of stock. We will also offer a home survey service. People can call us up and we will go to their home to make recommendations of any products or adjustments. We want people to enjoy life. ”


Contact Us

Residential/Dementia Care
01254 884058

Home Care  in Hyndburn & The Ribble Valley
01254 882050

Home Care In Rossendale
01706 231375

Ribble Valley Care Home
01200 441205


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Thanks for all your help this year with Jane, Hope you have a Merry Christmas and Great New Year

All the Best

Jane, Tim & Isla

Jane, Tim & Isla December 20, 2016