Our First 60 Years

2013 marked 60 years of Hillbrook Grange’s caring role in our community.

When Hillbrook Grange Residential Care Home opened its doors on 12th December 1953 it was with a commitment to provide local people who were no longer able to care for their own homes with a new place to call home; in a compassionate, caring and supportive family environment.

The hallmark of Hillbrook Grange has always been family and our history lies within a happy family home that was donated back in 1951 by Florence Rowbotham, loving daughter of Sir Thomas Rowbotham and his wife Eliza. As a memorial to her parents Hillbrook Grange was a gift to the local community to be used as a residential home for the elderly, ensuring the future well-being and happiness of others.

Since opening we have gone from strength to strength: initially catering for just fourteen residents, Hillbrook Grange now offers accommodation of forty-one separate bedrooms, many with en suite facilities, plus excellent communal facilities. And whilst there have been many changes and additions to Hillbrook Grange, not least our stunning new architect-designed extension, one thing has remained a constant: both the need for care in our local community and our commitment and dedication in meeting that need.

Since November 2013 we have been privileged to provide “Rapid Response Beds” to Stockport MBC as part of a scheme to ease pressure on local hospitals and to ensure that only those requiring hospital admission are sent there. People who are unable to cope at home, perhaps as a result of illness or the illness of a carer, are brought to us for care and comfort. Most are able to return home within a few days though several have chosen to become permanent residents after experiencing the personal care which our staff provide.