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Care in the Woolton Community

Historically, Much and Little Woolton seems to be, and has been, a popular choice for care homes of one sort or another. Many of Woolton’s fine mansions became homes whether it was for the old or young, sick, disabled, or for education or correction etc.

Whilst the following list doesn’t claim to be extensive, it does at least give some insight as to the extent of care in the community in and around Woolton.

Acrefield Bank
Located on Woolton Park, Acrefield Bank, which opened in the 1960s, was a council-run residential care home that catered for 33 elderly residents. It was closed down in May 1997, and demolished in 2000. The site was replaced with 20 flats designed and built by George Wimpy Manchester Ltd.

Allerton Priory
Allerton Priory mansion was, from 1986 to 1994-95, a nursing home for the elderly owned by Danny Mullholland. Prior to this date it was a school for children with learning difficulties run by the nuns.

Leonard Dickens Residential Home
Located at 237 Menlove Avenue, the Leonard Dickens Residential Home caters for 15 residents and was opened by The Right Honourable Edward John Stanley, MC, 18th Earl of Derby, in 1986.

Liverpool Convalescent Institution
Gothic revival Hospital built in 1869, with later additions. It was the Woolton Military Auxiliary Hospital during the Great War. At one time the building was a training school for nurses. It is now a private nursing home (see Woolton Manor).

Marie Curie Centre 
Originally Sunnybank, a private house on Chapel Street (now Speke Road) that was purchased by the Liverpool & Bootle Police for their orphanage, which they enlarged with a purpose-built extension in 1907. It closed in 1957 then became the Marie Curie Cancer Care Centre.

Servite Homes
The 58-roomed Cobden House sheltered accommodation, Vale Road, opened in October 1957.

Woolton Grange
Mr & Mrs Mangan cares for the elderly at the residential 43-bed Woolton Grange, High Street (the old Congregational Church), which opened on the 27th November 1988.

Woolton Manor
Woolton Manor Care Home, Allerton Road (the former Liverpool Convalescent Institution), owned by Mr Chaudhuri, has 66 beds and opened in November 1997.

Woolton Mews
The former privately run Skateboard Park, at the junction of Quarry Street and Rodick Street (once part of the Bear Brand site), is now the site of Woolton Mews sheltered housing, which opened in 1985. Elderly but able-bodied tenants privately own the flats with a resident on-site warden...

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