Residential Care Home for the Elderly

Specialist Dementia Care Unit

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Blackrod House is conveniently located for Bolton, Chorley, Wigan and of course Blackrod

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The Owner

Born in Dundee, Scotland, Irene grew up in Eccles, Manchester and attended Eccles Grammar School. She qualified as a nurse at Hope Hospital Salford in 1979 and has since gained additional qualifications in teaching and management.

In 1993 Irene began working as a registered nurse in a Newcastle upon Tyne nursing home where she soon progressed to management level. Irene has managed care homes in the North East and the Midlands.

Taking over ownership of Blackrod House in May 2007, Irene’s main goals are to provide a home from home, delivering the best possible care to all residents at all times, offering a comfortable homely environment with assistance available for residents at whatever level their needs dictate.

The Manager

Kirstie was born in Salford, Manchester, and attended Hope High School. Since leaving school Kirstie attend North Trafford College, she went straight into Health and Social Care.

Kirstie began her career in care in 2009, starting in residential care. Completing her level 2 & 3 NVQ in Health and Social Care. Kirstie has experience with working in dementia care and intermediate care.

 Kirstie joined Blackrod House in 2021, bringing with her not only her experience, but also lots of fresh ideas and innovations which help to make life easier not only for the residents, but for the staff as well.


Kirstie is committed to providing person-centred care for all our residents

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