Grizedale Drive, Higher Ince, Lancashire WN2 2LX
Telephone: 01942 323 154

Type of care: Residential
Beds: 40



Welcome to Lakelands

Lakelands offers Residential and short stay services. Lakelands is a spacious and well maintained home. Set within spacious grounds, the home has several lounges and dining areas of different sizes, including a TV lounge. It is situated in Higher Ince, approximately one mile from both Wigan and Hindley town centres. Local shops, a supermarket and local amenities are within walking distance and there is a main bus route close by.

Lakelands has 40 single rooms. All rooms have television points. There are a 4 large, pleasant lounge areas, 2 dining rooms and 4 double-sized bedrooms. There is a large south-facing garden for sun worshippers. The garden features raised flower beds for residents to tend if they wish and a water feature with a bird bath and feeder. Outside seating areas are available, including a large gazebo. 

Additional services available to residents include a hairdresser who visits once a week. These are charged on a weekly basis as used. There is also a shop trolley service for items such as greetings cards, toiletries, drinks and confectionery.

The home supports residents with sensory impartments and offers supported end of life care with GP/DN and McMillan nurses, weekly ward round with own GP and virtual visits via Zoom for residents wanting to speak to GP.

A wide range of activities are offered at Lakelands, and the programme is designed to match residents’ preferences. Current activities taking place within the home include bingo, quizzes, Music to Movement, ball exercise activities, interactive games on play stations e.g. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. The home also hosts karaoke, themed parties, entertainers, singers, afternoon cream teas, pamper days, baking, carpet bowls, lawn croquet, board games and crafts. Excursions are organised to local pubs, restaurants and attractions such as the Manchester War Museum, Rivington Barn, local parks and garden centres, Blackpool, Southport, Wigan Town centre and to Christmas shows.

All food is freshly prepared on site and a varied menu is offered. Drinks and snacks are available throughout the day, and we cater for all special dietary requirements. There is a first floor kitchen for use by residents, family and friends.

The local Church of England and Roman Catholic Church hold a monthly service and communion in the home. Upon request, community transport is provided for residents who wish to attend local churches.

Lakelands is well served by local amenities, including shops, a library offering a number of services, the family community centre, clinic and churches. There is also a nearby shopping centre which provides mobility scooters and a community rugby club with senior citizen days. We are also close to Ince Park, Haigh Hall Country Park and Wigan Park. The home enjoys good rail and bus links, and there is ample parking on site.

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I am contacting you with regards to Lakelands Care home in Wigan, what an absolutely outstanding care home. Lakelands are exemplary in their care standards and are an absolute credit to your company. My grandmother has been receiving respite there for the past 3weeks and we cannot fault it in anyway. I had to find the home via the internet as I live in Hertfordshire so we did in effect a blind taste test, to say I was nervous would be an understatement but I cannot express how much reassurance we have had as a family entrusting our lovely grandma to your care. Having been a home manager for the last 10yrs I do understand the importance of a well-balanced, well trained, caring, empowering staff team is needed to maintain a high level of care and Lakelands certainly has achieved this, our grandmas respite is up for to review this coming week and we are hoping she will make her stay a permanent one, but it is her decision, but I just felt it proper to congratulate you and hope you extend our congratulations to the care team at Lakelands, we have a lot of bad press re care homes I’m delighted to be the one giving you a good press, I am also sending a review of Lakelands to CQC, as I feel credit where credit is due. Once again well done and my most sincerest gratitude for taking such good care of our lovely Gran, AC


My 96-year-old Grandma went to Lakelands in April of this year for respite. Due to a series of health setbacks my Grandma is still a resident there which for us as a family, spread far and near, it is a comfort to know she has 24-hour assistance and her daily living needs are being tended to in our absence. The home is well maintained, some of the decor is a bit tired and dated but the fundamentals are by far way ahead. The staff are great, nothing is too much trouble, they send regular emails of any changes to my Grans needs. My Gran has recently moved to a larger room which is better suited as her health requires a number of aids that take up precious space. The manager is lovely and leads her team well. I would recommend Lakelands without a second thought. They are a wonderful group of caregivers and should be highlighted for the care given with dignity and respect at all times. We are so very happy with Lakelands, we sent a referral to CQC to say how well run the home is.

Services and Facilities

  • Convalescent Care
  • Day Care
  • Respite Care
  • Independent Living Training
  • Own GP if required
  • Own Furniture if required
  • Close to Local shops
  • Near Public Transport
  • Lift access
  • Wheelchair access
  • Gardens for residents
  • Residents Kitchenette
  • Pets by arrangement
  • Television point in own room
  • Residents Internet Access

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Jobs at Lakelands

For more information on any current vacancies or to contact us about working at our home please email us direct and register your interest and you will be notified of future vacancies.

Current Vacancies

1x Part Time Care Assistant

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