An East Lancashire care home has been chosen by residents and their families as one of the top 20 in the North West.

Hope House in Accrington was one of 20 out of 1,799 care homes in the region to receive an award from the UK’s leading reviews guide to care homes,

The award is based on reviews of the care home written by their residents, as well as their friends and relatives.

There are nearly 17,000 care homes in the UK caring for around half a million people.

More than 12,000 of these care homes support older people aged 65 and over, while the rest care for people with learning disabilities and mental health issues.

People are living longer, and with 19 per cent of the total population in the UK aged 65 years or older, equating to 11 million people, demand for care homes is set to grow.

Cathy Yates, manager of Hope House, said: “Once again Hope House has been recognised for the excellent care delivered at the home. Everyone works so hard to ensure our residents are happy, safe and well.

“We cannot thank our residents, families and friends enough for their wonderful reviews. Both the comments received, and our ratings have been fantastic. We have also been really proud to achieve a perfect 10 on”

Regional manager of Hope House, Jenny Westwood, added: “Congratulations Hope House, this award is so well deserved.”

Amanda Hopkins, reviews manager of, said: “We now have over 260,000 reviews of care homes on so we are able to give people a real insight into what a care home and its care staff are like. Our reviews reveal if the care home is value for money as well as the standard of its facilities and the quality of their care, activities and nutrition.

“Reviews of Hope House show they provide an excellent standard of care and we would like to congratulate them on being a top 20 care home in the North West. It is such an achievement to be named as a top rated care home by the residents who actually receive the care as well as their family and friends.

“Choosing a care home can be emotionally and physically exhausting for both the person going to live there as well as their family, so we hope our awards which are given to the highest rated homes will help make the search easier.”

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