Location and Site

The site is furnished to the highest standards and developed to provide a 33 bed residential care home. 29 standard en-suite bedrooms and 4 onsite recovery flats with kitchen facilities.


The standard en-suite rooms are spread over 3 units; 2 male-only units and 1 female-only unit.


The buildings are set within extensive grounds on the outskirts of Clitheroe Town Centre - accessible by a 20-minute walk.

24 hour service with Registered Nurses and support workers supporting residents to develop their living skills and build a routine, with the goal of more independent living.

Onsite Facilities

Each unit has its own kitchenette, allowing individuals to be more independent in preparing food. There is also a large separate skills kitchen that allows for 1:1 and group cooking sessions. Onsite, there is a fully-equipped gym and a comprehensive Art room.

Recovery Flats

Our on-site Recovery Flats allow residents to be as independent as possible prior to discharge.

Our Mission

Thistle Manor's mission is to provide recovery-focused, person-centred services that enable any individual with a mental health need to be actively involved in their recovery towards well-being and independence. We provide this service within a facility of exceptional quality and with the highest standards.

Our experienced multidisciplinary team endeavours to offer effective care planning, risk assessments and treatment for individuals, based on their needs, whilst reflecting dignity and choice.

Our Aims
  • To provide effective, NICE recommended, recovery-focussed, person-centred treatment in a caring environment.

  • To enable individuals with complex needs, to develop the necessary skills to live as independently as possible in the community.

  • To have a multidisciplinary team comprised of experienced, compassionate and highly-trained professional staff.

  • To work with external agencies in an effective partnership.

  • To provide a responsive service reactive to each resident's needs.


MA F.Ins LM BEd(Hon) RMN RNLD DN(Lord) Cert Ed. RNT


Tony is a director of the non-profit company Bridge R&D, a Lead Investigator for Caring Solutions UK Ltd. He is an author and editor of key text books and is a visiting Mental Health Act Manager at a number of hospitals. A former professional advisor and Inspector for the GNC, he is also involved with international R&D in Health and Social Care. 




Chris is a Registered Mental Health Nurse who has worked in a variety of settings over the years. Chris joined the team in May 2020 and comes with extensive experience in CQC compliance.


Experienced MDT


Claire joined the team in October 2019. 


Thistle Manor is a unique private and specialist residential care home which provides hospital-equivalent care in a community based setting. Thistle Manor has an experienced Multidisciplinary Team which is a key asset in the delivery of its quality service. The team comprises professionals with extensive experience of working with individuals with severe mental illness, learning disabilities and neuro-developmental disorders, who may have associated secondary disabilities such as forensic histories and substance misuse.


The MDT is comprised of the members shown here along with Registered Mental Health Nurses (RMN), Registered Learning Disability Nurses (RNLD) and a Social Worker.


Click an image for further details on their role at Thistle Manor.






Alan is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and has been qualified six years and has a Masters in Mentorship. He has previously worked as a support worker and studied at the University of Cumbria before working in secure services and rehabilitation settings. Alan is the Safeguarding Lead at Thistle Manor.





Amith joined the team at Thistle Manor in June 2019.

 Nominated Individual 
 Registered Manager 


PhD ClinPsyD PGCE MA(Hons. 1st)


David is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience caring for people presenting with problems relating to their mental health, learning disability, past trauma and autism spectrum disorder. He has worked within rehabilitation and secure service NHS settings for 18 years', and within voluntary and independent sectors for over 8 years.




Karen is a Consultant Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with experience working in primary care services, drug and alcohol services, inpatient children and young people services, low secure services and rehabilitation settings. Karen is a Programme Head and Lecturer for IAPT programmes at Liverpool John Moores University.




Pauline has worked at Thistle Manor since 2010 running therapeutic arts workshops including pottery, textiles, drawing, painting and printmaking. Pauline is qualified in Person-Centred Art Therapy which enables her to engage residents that use our service in therapeutic art.

 Deputy Manager 
 Safeguarding Lead 



Matt has worked in mental health services since 1999. He qualified as a registered mental health nurse in 2006, and as a mentor in 2011. He has a background of working in forensic/secure services, and has also worked in rehabilitation services and for a short time, with people with learning disabilities. He is the Medication Lead at Thistle Manor.


 Senior Nurse 
 Medication Lead 
Occupational Therapist

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