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£481.09 Raised for Macmillan Cancer Support

Townfield & Coach House Care Raised £481.09 at our Macmillan Coffee Afternoon.

An Afternoon of reminiscing, cake, coffee, tombola and many games helped to raise £481.09 for Macmillan Cancer Support.


Pictured above ( Maria Payne & Margaret Hill who got involved with wash board Annie by dressing up in some vintage clothing)

There was a wide selection of mouth-watering cakes and pastries for all to enjoy along with tombola, games and entertainment with lots of great prizes

Michael Timmins (Managing Director) Said “On behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support, We would like to thank everyone  for your support in our fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support. Our Macmillan Coffee Afternoon and Raffle raised an amazing £481.09.

Townfield Care are proud to be supporting a Charity such as Macmillan. The worlds biggest coffee event helps them to continue their great work providing practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.”


Townfield invites you to our “Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning”

Come along for a catch up over a cuppa and a slice of something delicious for a great cause.

Townfield Care are delighted to invite you to celebrate the World’s Biggest Coffee Afternoon with us at our care home on Church Street, Great Harwood.

This event is promoted by Macmillan and is their biggest fundraising event for people dealing with cancer. To help things run a little smoother we are holding our event in the afternoon from 2pm-4pm

Date: 30th September

From: 2pm-4pm

Where: Townfield & Coach House, 99-103 Church Street, Great Harwood, Lancashire, BB6 7QB


Our residents, friends, families and our in house Chef will be baking a selection of mouth-watering cakes and pastries for all to enjoy and we will have a tombola, games and entertainment on the day with lots of great prizes

Why not come and join us for a coffee, catch up and a chat and also help raise money for a great cause. Everyone is welcome.

Townfield Care are proud to be supporting a worthwhile Charity such as Macmillan. People all over the UK will be hosting their own coffee mornings and funds from our event will be donated so they may continue their great work providing practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

If you would like to attend our coffee morning or find out more about our events at Townfield Care, please contact us on care@townfieldhouse.co.uk or via telephone on 01254 884058





Sensory Cushion Donated to Care Home

Great Harwood & Rishton Soroptimist’s donate their award winning Sensory cushion to Townfield & Coach House Care Home.

The Cushion which recently won the Soroptimist’s regional rose bowl competition was designed and produced by members of the group to help raise the awareness of dementia. The cushion will now be used by Townfield & Coach House who care for up to 28 people with dementia for sensory stimulation and a talking point within the home.

The Soroptimist’s are a group of women who meet regularly for both formal meetings and social events. Their main aims are to improve the lives of women and girls in the local area, UK and across the world.

John Timmins Managing Director of Townfield Care Ltd stated “The dementia cushion which the group have designed and kindly donated to the home will be used by many people we care for and support.

Studies into sensory stimulation have shown that activities which stimulate the mind can be key to alleviating stress and discomfort. Often people with dementia become restless and the stimulation of the activity cushions can help to reduce many issues such as wandering or restlessness. The cushion will not only keep hands busy, but it will provide a wonderful source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation as well as  Helping to keep hands and wrists active and supple aiding circulation.

The cushions will also be used by our activity co-ordinator as a talking point for reminiscing with some for the people we care for about their lives, jobs and hobbies which they have”

John Timmins receiving the sensory cushion from Lindsey Rutter, President and members Great Harwood & Rishton Soroptimist’s

John Timmins receiving the sensory cushion from Lindsey Rutter, President and members Great Harwood & Rishton Soroptimist’s

If you would like to more information on the Soroptimist’s or how to join then please follow this link to their website



Sherwood House Rated Good by CQC

Sherwood House Care Home has been rated as “good” in all areas by the Care Quality Commission.

The CQC, the independent regulator for all Health & Social Care providers, carried out the unannounced inspection of the Care home in Clifton Street, Rishton over two dates of 29th June 16 and 5th July 16. The inspectors rated it as good against the core inspection criteria of being Safe, Caring, Effective, Responsive to residents’ needs and Well led.

Sherwood House, Clifton Street, Rishton

Sherwood House, Clifton Street, Rishton

The inspectors said that people living in the home, which is part of Townfield Care, received the support and care they need. The inspectors reported that the people they spoke with told them staff were caring towards them. Comments included “ The staff are really kind”, they are all very friendly. We are like one big family here”. Staff are very good with us. They look after us very well. I can ask for anything”

People spoken with told the inspectors that they felt safe and secure in the home. One person said “The staff are very nice here. We are looked after very well.”

The Inspectors found that most staff were long serving and were therefore familiar with people’s needs. This also meant staff were able to build up trusting relationships with people they cared for. One person told the inspectors “ They all know what they are doing and you can ask them for advice any time. They are like family”



The Inspectors said “We were shown around the whole building as part of the inspection. We saw that the interior decoration was clean, bright and well maintained. People had arranged their rooms as they wished with personal possessions they had brought with them  One person told the inspector “ I like the place it’s homely and my room is very nice”.

Kath Howard, Registered Manager said: “It is a credit to the dedication of the care team that the home was rated as good by the CQC inspectors.

“It is also heartening to see the very positive comments by residents and their relatives and external care professionals and to know the team is so well appreciated.”

The full inspection is available to read online here

Join our successful team!

Townfield Care is pleased to announce we have some great opportunities to join our company.

Care Co-Ordinator – Townfield Home Care

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and organised person to join our established Home Care Team.

You must have the ability to provide support to service users, complete risk assessments, compile and review Care Plans/Care packages You will be responsible for supporting and monitoring a team of staff.You will have at least 2 years care experience, NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care (or equivalent) is desirable. NVQ 2 is essential.The successful candidate will be able to work flexibly with the ability cover a range of shifts.You will be able to undertake On Call duties on a rotational basis. Car owner-driver is essential for this post .Interested applicants should contact Anne Child on 01254 882050

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: up to £18,000/year
Required education:
  • Diploma/Certificate
Required experience:
  • Diploma Health and Social care Level 2 essential: 2 years
Required license or certification:
  • Car owner /Driver essential

Please contact Anne Child on 01254 882050/anne@townfieldhouse.co.uk for further information or apply online here

Temporary Chef – Townfield & Coach House – 16 Hours Per Week

Job Title: Chef – Temporary Contract – To Cover Sickness
Location: Townfield & Coach House, Great Harwood
Hours: 16 Hours per week, Temporary contract to cover sickness
Work Pattern: 9am-1pm/9am-3pm, Rota basis
Experience: Level 2 Food Hygiene Required, Good knowledge of English home cooked food,

Townfield & Coach House is one of the leading care homes in Hyndburn, renowned for the care that our residents receive and quality of meals that our Cooks prepare.

We are currently looking for a Cook to join our well-trained and friendly team of staff.  You will work within the kitchen and dining area to provide nutritious and enticing meals for the residents of the care home, whilst creating an enjoyable experience for our residents.

•   Prepare breakfast and lunch for residents with the aim of achieving superlative levels of satisfaction for our residents.
•   Develop relationships with our residents and understand their meal choices
•   Help to plan menus and order shopping.
•   Maintain a clean hazard free kitchen and dining area in order to minimise risk to residents and employees of the home
•   Work safely within the company policies, seeking advice and guidance where necessary.

Please contact Kath Howard on 01254 884058 or alternatively send an email to kath@townfieldhouse.co.uk requesting an application form or apply online here

Home Care Support Worker – Flexible working hours

Job Title: Home Care Support Worker
Location: Hyndburn, Rossendale and the Ribble Valley.
Hours: Flexible
Work Pattern: Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings & Weekends
Experience: No Experience necessary, full training & coaching provided

Do you want to make a difference? Come and join our friendly team.

We are currently recruiting for  motivated, flexible people to join our successful Home Care team. We operate throughout Hyndburn, Rossendale and the Ribble Valley. The role will include assisting service users within their own homes with meal preparation, medication, personal care, social outings, cleaning and other associated tasks as required. No Experience is necessary as full care certificate training is provided in our dedicated care academy. This is an ideal chance to join the social care sector or to develop your skills with diplomas and further specialised learning in health and social care.

A range of shifts are available between the hours of 7am- 1.30pm; 2.30 – 6.30pm and 6.00pm -11.30 pm. We can offer flexibility within these times. Car Owner/Driver essential. 

Please contact Anne Child 01254 882050 or via email anne@townfieldhouse.co.uk for further information or apply online here

Apply Online Now!


Townfield & Coach House Rated Good by CQC

Townfield & Coach House has been labelled as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission in a new report.

Townfield & Coach House Care Home landed the good rating by the independent regulator following a 2 day unannounced inspection and positive reports from staff and residents of the home.

In the report, it stated: “People spoken with told us they felt safe and secure in the home. One person said “the staff are kind and look after me well. I have no complaints and another person commented “I think the staff are good. They treat me nicely” These comments were supported by relatives visiting the home. One relative told us, “I’m really happy with the home. I feel my (family member) is well looked after.”

Other positive points highlighted added that staff were receiving suitable and regular training to a good standard, and that residents said they had a good level of support from staff.

It continued: “People, Relatives and staff spoken with told us they were satisfied with the service provided at the home and the way it was managed, A Relative commented “I have been impressed with the home. They have been on the ball and I would recommend it to other people”

CQC’s Chief Inspector for Adult Social Care in the North, said “People are entitled to services which provide safe, effective, compassionate and high quality care. We assess services against five key questions – Is the service caring? Is the service effective? Is the service safe? Is the service well led? Is the service responsive? – and rate each question and the service overall.

“Where we find a service meets our characteristics of good or outstanding then we will rate accordingly.”

John Timmins, Managing Director said: “The staff team is committed and work very hard to achieve a homely caring environment for the residents, their families and friends.It was the team’s hard work, commitment and enthusiasm that assisted in gaining the “Good” rating from CQC. I am very proud of them and what they have achieved at Townfield & Coach House.
“This is a real positive for the Home Manager, Kath Howard, to lead the team and home forward in its continued success.”

Kath Howard, Registered Manager of Townfield & Coach House, said: “I am delighted and proud of the achievements made by the whole team. The result is a reflection of their determination and enthusiasm to provide an outstanding service for our clients, relatives and colleagues.


To Read the full inspection report please click here

Pictured from left to right (Louise Wheatcroft, Maria Payne, Jayne Aspinall & Kath Howard, Registered Manager)

Award Winning TownfieldCare

Townfield Care Awarded Hyndburn’s Employer of the Year Award 2016

Townfield Care are delighted to have been presented with the Hyndburn Business Award for Employer of the Year 2016. The category, sponsored by Meltis HR Ltd, offered tough competition from a selection of 200 of Hyndburn’s best businesses.

Enterprising People organised the inaugural Hyndburn Business Awards and a superb awards evening which was held at Accrington town hall. Maria Timmins, Michael Timmins, John Timmins & Kath Howard attended the event to receive the award on behalf of the company.

The Award Category was described as “Hyndburn’s Employer of Choice; the organisation that best attracts, retains and develops talent which contributes to sustainable success. Nominees have been asked to demonstrate how organisational performance has improved since January 2015; that employees are fully engaged in achieving strategic goals and organisational values and that effective staff training, development, retention and recruitment practises have contributed to success”

Townfield Care being presented with the Hyndburn Employer of the Year Award

Townfield Care being presented with the Hyndburn Employer of the Year Award (Left to Right- Kath Howard- Registered Manager, Maria Timmins, Director, Alison Driver – Metis HR – Award Sponsor, John Timmins – Director, Michael Timmins – Director)

Michael Timmins (Managing Director) stated “This award recognises how companies manage and develop the people that work for them.  We are therefore particularly pleased to have won it in recognition of our recently launched Care Academy but also because of the importance we give to the support & development of all the people who work at Townfield Care”.

The title of Employer of the Year reflects the company’s dedication to recruitment & development of the right people to provide the highest level of care and support. Townfield Care employs a predominantly local workforce who benefit from attending Townfield’s Care Academy.

John Timmins (Managing Director) said “Townfield Care is committed to providing what we believe is a quality training. We have recently increased our investment in the programme, and due to the increasing demand of social care have plans to recruit over 100 additional people this year.  We consider our employees to be the foundation of the company’s success. It is imperative that we pass on essential skills and knowledge to ensure the continued success of Townfield Care”.


Townfield Care achieves Investors in People Award

Townfield Care demonstrates commitment to employees and achieves the Investors in People accreditation

Townfield Care is pleased to announce that it has once again been awarded the Investors In People Accreditation, in recognition of its ongoing commitment to excellence. The company has held the accreditation for 15 years since 2001.

The Investors in People (IIP) Standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results. Based on 25 years of leading practice, the Investors in People Standard is underpinned by a rigorous assessment methodology and a framework which reflects the very latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. The Investors in People accreditation has been the sign of excellence, a great employer and an outperforming place to work.

Michael Timmins, Director at Townfield Care, commented, “We’re very pleased to have achieved this accreditation again. It demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that we put people first, which results in a better trained and more confident staff group which is better able to deliver a high standard of care and support. The report we had back from IIP indicated that we have shown a marked improvement since our last review, which is fantastic news and puts us in good stead to focus on achieving our goals in future.”

To achieve the re-accreditation, a selection of staff at across the company, from senior management to the public-facing carers, took part in 2 days of interviews designed to review and evaluate the company’s strategy, training plans and leadership. The process takes place every three years.

Townfield Care pride themselves on offering high-quality, person-centred care which is tailored to the needs of the individual.

Job Vacancy – Night Care Assistant

An Exciting Opportunity has arisen for flexible, reliable and committed individual to join a experienced care team in a well established family run company

The position is to work as a night care assistant within a residential home in Great Harwood which specialises in caring and support for older people with dementia. Duties include personal care, housekeeping and attending to service users social care needs.

The ideal candidate will have experience within a social care setting with a diploma in health and social care. Although training will be provided.
Successful applicants are required to provide an enhanced/standard disclosure. Disclosure expense will be met by applicant. The post is guaranteed 20 hours/2 Nights per week with additional hours available where available.

Interested applicants please send your CV and/or covering letter to Kath Howard via email to kath@townfieldhouse.co.uk or complete an application form online here

Long Service Lapel Pin Badges

Townfield Care Rewards its long serving staff for their commitment & loyalty

The Long Service Awards Program celebrates and commemorates the long-term commitment and loyalty of Townfield Care employees who have achieved significant milestone years of service.

The Long Service Awards Program, initiated in 2013, recognizes 5 year milestones of employment with the Townfield Care. Award recipients are presented with an award and the newly introduced lapel pin badges at the company awards nights held each year.

The Elegant lapel pins are designed from the flower in the Townfield Care Logo and are coloured based on the number of years service.

Contact Us

Residential/Dementia Care
01254 884058

Home Care  in Hyndburn & The Ribble Valley
01254 882050

Home Care In Rossendale
01706 231375


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5starstarstarstarstar Fantastic place. Would recommend to anyone needing a dedicated and caring home for a family member or friend. The staff are brilliant, truly dedicated to providing exceptional care. My grandma was here for 7mths and I couldn’t have wished for a better place for her. Those 7mths she kept everyone entertained and everyday was a laugh a minute. Sadly we lost grandma in October but I am so glad her last months where with everyone at Townfield and coach house. Thank you for all your care and support you are super stars all of u xxx


Gemma Smith December 1, 2015