Downing House

14 Swinbourne Grove, Withington, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, M20 4PP

0161 434 8717 Email this home

Welcome to our house

Downing House was built in early 1980 and officially opened by her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales in December 1983. The house is a residential care home offering high quality care for up to 25 people in a purpose built house.

Residents are encouraged to bring their own furniture and decorations in order to make their rooms as homely as possible. We support our residents in making their own decisions about how they want to live their life.

Our lounge has recently been renovated and offers a comfortable, homely atmosphere for your to sit and enjoy some quiet time to yourself or meet with other residents. We have our own cinema room with projector screen and surround sound which is a very popular feature. 

The gardens are newly re-designed following a consultation with both residents and their families, with improved access for those with restricted mobility.

We recognise the importance of maintaining relationships with family and friends and we encourage residents in pursuing hobbies and interests by offering a variety of activities from in house entertainment to outings. 

Our home is very special to us as everyone is part of one big family and we all love and care for eachother. There is always something happening at the house as we have an amazing Activities Coordinator who goes above and beyond to keep everyone entertained. The carers here are always willing to go the extra mile for our residents, nothing is too much to ask. 

Another popular feature at Downing House are the pets we have, including fish and a budgie!

Meet the team

House Manager

Michael has worked in care for 15 years, firstly as a carer and then working his way up to be a manager. Michael has been the manager at Downing House for two years. He enjoys having the opportunity to spend time with the residents.

Deputy House Manager

Merlene has worked in care for 21 years starting as a care assistant and working her way up to deputy manager. Merlene has worked at Downing house for 12 years. She loves that she is able to help the elderly.

Head Chef

John has worked in the care industry for 24 years starting out as a Care Assistant. John then went on to achieve his qualifications in cooking and became a Cook within the care industry. John started at Downing house just over eight years ago and has been the Head Chef ever since.

Senior Assistant/Administrator

Zoe Has worked in care for 10 years starting of as a Care Assistant and has worked her way up to Senior Care Home Administrator. Zoe Has been at Downing House for 10 years and she loves that she is able to make a difference to people lives.


It's the little things that make a difference


Relax in our well-maintained garden.

Communal lounge

Spend time with other residents in our communal lounge.

Wheelchair accessibility

Our house is accessible for those who use wheelchairs.


Our cooks provide healthy and delicious meals every day.


Our home is fitted with a lift for resident use.


We were invited to have a look around Downing House and was very surprised at how nice the place was. So clean and everyone couldn't do enough for us. I was very happy to leave mum there for a week's respite. We will be using Downing House from now on.

Family of a resident

I cannot praise this care home enough excellent facilities. I visit regularly on different days and times and the staff always have a smile. Wonderful activities for the residents. Keep up the good work.

Family of a resident

Downing House is a small, friendly, well run unit with competent, long term staff. My mother is very happy there. The food, care and accommodation are good.

Family of a resident

I believe Downing House is most efficiently organised. It is clean and the residents are top priority when it comes to being cared for.

Resident at Downing House

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14 Swinbourne Grove,
Greater Manchester,
M20 4PP

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Downing House

0161 434 8717

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