Mary Seacole House Grand Opening

On Friday 7th March Northern Healthcare’s new unit, Mary Seacole House held its Grand Opening Day event. The event was attended by nearly 100 guests including service users, bed managers, commissioners and special guest, the  MP for Bolton West – Chris Green

Guests were greeted with homemade cakes and drinks in the communal lounge made by our own residents and staff.

Following refreshments residents then conducted tours of the unit and their own flats so that guests could get a feel of the environments and see the transitional living units.

After a cake or two the plaque unveiling ceremony was carried out by Chris Green MP who gave a well-received speech to the assembled guests and staff and said  “I am delighted to open this Northern Healthcare unit for supported living. I think what you do here will be fantastic for the people living in the community. It is so important to give people the care and support they need.”

After the opening ceremony, we were lucky enough to enjoy a performance from critically acclaimed tenor, Sean Ruane. Sean was trained at the same piano as some of the world’s most famous opera singers and has since widely performed to packed theatres and stadiums. A beautiful performance of Nessun Dorma followed by one of the residents special request- Danny Boy had everybody up and singing along.

All in all it was a fantastic event. Thank you very much to everyone who attended and especially to all the staff who put in so much work to ensure the day was such a success.


Bolton Business awards Finalist


Bolton and Bury Business Awards 2017 – Finalists

We are lucky enough to have been shortlisted to finalists for the Bolton and Bury Business Awards 2017. We have been nominated in the start-up business of the year category alongside some stiff competition!  We have found the community of Bolton to be monumental to our success and the fact we have been shortlisted alone is a testament to all the staff at Northern Healthcare.

The finals are on Thursday the 28th September at The Bolton Whites Hotel, Premier Suite, Macron Stadium.



Northern Healthcare “packs a punch” with inaugural conference

Northern Healthcare are celebrating the overwhelming success of their first conference. The conference was structured to address the issues present in the Mental Healthcare industry, the levels of step down care available, current obstacles and ways it needs to be addressed.

The day began with an inspirational talk with Ricky Hatton (MBE). Ricky has, and continues to struggle with depression and discussed the issues he faced with accessing help when needed. After an enlightening talk with the Manchester legend the day progressed to talks with Prof Kevin Gournay who chaired the day and spoke on the desperate need nationally for supported living as part of the recovery process.

The need for change was further outlined by talks from Dr Ian Greaves, Nurse Consultant Barrie Green and Learning Disability Commissioner Glen Mather.

After lunch, further perspectives were provided by Dr Paul Rogers on CBT / Skype, David Foster from Thrive and Colin Hayes from Eircom, and how technology can contribute to recovery.

Kelly Winstanley, Clinical Director of Northern Healthcare provided an informative talk on Occupational Therapy and the role it plays in supported living and success it has already presented in Northern Healthcare.

A very touching video presentation showing the thoughts of service users towards their care was greatly appreciated by many. One commissioner said “the video was better than any patient satisfaction survey I had ever seen.”

Noel Tracey (CEO) then discussed the role of Northern Healthcare and how they plan to meet the needs of individuals trapped in the cycle.

The success of the inaugural conference means it will be returning next year. CEO of Northern Healthcare Noel Tracey explained “We really did not know what to expect, or if people wanted to listen to what we wanted to say. We wanted to innovate enhanced supported living, but the response we have had, on the day and after, has only shown the demand for change. We are completely overwhelmed with the response we have had, from all corners of the industry. We are already planning our next conference for early next year.”

For enquiries into next years conference please email:



Northern Healthcare announce new Clinical Director 

Northern Healthcare is pleased to announce that Kelly Winstanley has been appointed as Clinical Director for Northern Healthcare Ltd.

Kelly is an Occupational Therapist. She has worked in mental health services throughout her career both in the private sector and NHS. The majority of this time has been spent working as a clinician but also as a Manager in both Low and Medium Secure Forensic services in the North West region. Kelly has worked with other speciality groups such as Sex Offender Treatment programmes, Female Prison setting and Personality Disorder services.

Kelly originally joined us in July 2016 as the Service Manager for Mary Seacole House, our enhanced supported living facility in Bolton and has been integral to the growth and success of Northern Healthcare



Children in Need

Staff and residents at both Mary Seacole House, Westhoughton and Glen Garth House, Barrow-In-Furness are full steam ahead for Children in Need 2017. On go the Pudsey onesies and ears and a number of fundraising acts. It’s all part of a competition between each of our units to see who can raise the most money.

This year brings the coffee and cake morning at Mary Seacole House on the morning of Tuesday the 14th November and a carboot sale on Sunday the 19th of November. The carboot opens at 6AM for traders and is only £10 per car, any shape or size which will all be donated. Glen Garth House are holding a fancy dress family fun day, with performers, best dressed award for the best costume, games, tombola and raffle at the Newton Arms, Dalton-In-Furness with tickets available at only £3 per person.

Our residents and staff are also taking part in other sponsored activities such as a sponsored swim and walk, although they will let the cake digest first!

So whether you are #teamglengarth or #teammaryseacole come down and raise some money for a fantastic cause!

For more information or to book please contact:

Mary Seacole House, Westhoughton:

01942 790 994

Glen Garth House, Barrow-In-Furness:

01229 871 510