27 2018 Nov

Care Trainer Maxine Shacklady Scoops Prestigious Award.


Maxine Shacklady, our lovely Training Manager at Bridgewater Home Care wins big at this year’s North West Great British Care Awards, in the category of ‘The Care Trainer Award’.





The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events throughout England and are a celebration of excellence across the care sector. The purpose of the awards is to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.
The ‘Care Trainer Award,’ is a tough and highly competitive category, and Maxine was up against plenty of formidable talent within the industry, making this win incredibly special. When asked, what qualities led Maxine to win this award, the judges’ comments were as follows, ‘Maxine shows compassion and delivers her training sessions with a person centred care approach, she is very open minded and is a peoples’ person, who is always there for her learners who may need more of her assistant and feel reassured about the understanding of the training session and helps deliver quality of life and good practice within the company’.
We are so proud that this prestigious award acknowledges the importance of Maxine’s roll as a trainer within the business, and celebrates the incredible enthusiasm and determination that she has brought to her role.


It’s onwards and upwards for Maxine who will now go through to the national finals at Birmingham’s ICC on 8th March 2019. We wish her the best of luck and couldn’t be more excited to join her on this exciting journey!

25 2018 Oct

At Bridgewater Home Care we all work extremely hard to go above and beyond for all our clients, and we are proud to get lots of recognition for it. Last week we were fortunate enough to get some very exciting professional recognition in the name of The Great British Care Awards!

The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events throughout England and are a celebration of excellence across the care sector. The purpose of the awards is to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.

This year, the judges have shortlisted – not one – but four members of our team as regional finalists in their categories! These are very special awards for us, as finalists are chosen for their compassion, knowledge and achievement in each field.

Maxine Shacklady, our training manager, based in the Wigan office, has been nominated for the ‘The Care Trainer Award’. This award acknowledges the importance of the role of the Trainer within the care service & looks for a person who has shown incredible enthusiasm and determination in identifying training and development needs of care staff, establishing rolling training programmes, searching for and gaining funding and proving their ability to enthuse and energise staff to attend and request training. We think Maxine ticks all these boxes!Phil Eckersley, our Managing Director, has received a Great British Care Award Nomination, this time for ‘The Care Employer Award’! This award seeks to acknowledge and celebrate employers’ commitment to care in their success in delivering an excellent service. We wish Phil all the best of luck in this category.

Two fantastic ladies have also received nominations in our sister business, Bridgewater Day Care. Gill Sinar has been nominated for ‘The Dementia Carer Award’ and Donna Edwards for ‘The Dignity in Care Award’! We are absolutely delighted that they have also been recognised for the quality of care they provide to our day care clients.

We would also like to mention every single team member at Bridgewater Care who are all deserving of a nomination for their compassion and professionalism every day.

The awards date is 24th November 2018 and the ceremony will be held at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel. We can’t wait!


11 2018 Sep

Are you looking for a flexible new career now the kids have gone back to school?

September always feels like a great time of year, time for new challenges without the pressures of January.  The kids return to school, the house is quiet, and our thoughts turn to new adventures and possibilities. It is the perfect time to begin something new, to boost your family income, and explore an exciting new career.


What are the benefits of joining Bridgewater Home Care?


Bridgewater Home Care is the first-choice provider of high quality private home care, specialising in the care vulnerable adults living with a form of dementia.  Although we are keen to recruit experienced carers, we are also looking for compassionate, dedicated individuals who would like to begin a new career.  At Bridgewater Home Care we offer an exciting ongoing training programme and have helped many of our team to work towards their QCF level 2 in Health & Social Care and even QFC level 3!


We are proud to be able to offer our staff flexible working patterns that fit around their lifestyle; as well as competitive rates of pay, holiday pay & challenging ongoing career progression.  These are just a few of the reasons that we received a 98% employee satisfaction rating in a recent independent Smith + Henderson survey!


What do I need to have in place to become a team member?


To go out and deliver high quality care in the community you will need a driving license and access to a car during your work time.  You need two references, though these do not need to be for care work.  We also require that all our staff have an up to date DBS, though we can complete one on your behalf.  We request that you have the availability to work alternate weekends, we find that this suits many parents who are looking to get back into work.


To enquire about becoming a part of our dynamic team, get in touch with us on 01942 215 888, Monday to Friday, for an informal chat and to express your interest. You can also send an email to us at
More information about Bridgewater Home Care is available on our website

27 2018 Jul


Surprise Nomination for Phil Eckersley, Managing Director of Bridgewater Home Care


Our very own Phil Eckersley, Managing Director of Bridgewater Home Care, received a surprise nomination at this year’s E3 Business Awards in July and we couldn’t be happier for him and the team.


Phil Eckersley, Owner and Managing Director of Bridgewater Home Car

Phil Eckersley, Owner and Managing Director of Bridgewater Home Care


Bridgewater Home Care were finalists in two categories, Employer of the Year and High Growth Business of the Year and unbeknownst to Phil, he was also listed amongst four candidates selected by the judging panel for the 2018 Special Achievement Award.


The Special Achievement Award is intended “to recognise an individual who has shown great strength of spirit and commitment in achieving business success.” Candidates are not nominated for this; they are specially selected by the judging panel after interviewing all nominees for the awards, Mr. Eckersley was shortlisted on the strength of his performance in the judges’ interviews and his caring and professional attitude to his business.


Phil set up Bridgewater Home Care in 2010, driven by his passion to provide the very highest quality of care to vulnerable adults in the community. We asked Phil how he felt about the surprise nomination and he said, “I am absolutely delighted to receive this 2018 Special Achievement award, but would like to dedicate this to my amazing team who always go above and beyond in everything that they do. A successful business is down to team work, staff satisfaction and a continuing drive to be the best in your chosen field”.


Speaking on behalf of 1 Events Media, the host and organiser of the awards, Managing Director Mubarak Chati said: “The E3 Awards have always been about more than just commercial success; they celebrate the impact that enterprise has on lives and communities across the North West. Mr. Eckersley is a fine example of that enterprising spirit and it’s right that his commitment should be recognised.


“Every year, the E3 Business Awards give us a new insight into the many talented and hard-working businesses that are thriving in the North West. Despite uncertain economic conditions, companies, social enterprises and individuals remain undaunted; they continue to grow, to create jobs and to improve people’s lives. Phil is a fine example of that enterprising spirit and the E3 Awards are all about providing the recognition that such people deserve.”


The whole team are delighted for Phil, and proud to be part of such a committed, forward thinking and caring business.

27 2018 Jun

Last week was Carers Week, a brilliant week that involved thousands of individuals and organisations who are coming together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is.


As a business, we recognise how hard every member of our incredible team work to deliver top quality home care across The North West. Our senior management team took it upon themselves to go out and about surprising a few of our carers with some beautiful cupcakes, a lovely drink and a great big thank you for the excellent care they provide every day!


Carer of the month


We got to pop in on many of our carers whilst they were visiting their clients, and were lucky enough to see some lovely surprised faces. It was a wonderful opportunity for us to see first-hand the incredible difference that our carers make to their clients lives on a day to day basis. With their compassion and professionalism, our team members really do reflect our business ethos of going ‘above and beyond,’ for all our clients.



We value and take care of our staff here at Bridgewater Home Care. It’s no surprise that fairly paid, supported and well trained carers are happier performing their caring duties, and this is reflected in the care that they provide. We are proud to have a 98% employee satisfaction rating in an independent survey conducted by Smith + Henderson. We have also won awards for ‘Best Employer in Care,’ and ‘Employer of the Year’!

 Carers week treats


To enquire about becoming a part of our team call Tina on 01942 215888, Monday to Friday 9.00am – 3.30pm, for an informal chat to express your interest. You can also send an email to

1 2018 May

Bridgewater Home Care shortlisted as finalists in this year’s E3 Awards – in two categories!


We are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted as finalists in not one, but two categories in the 2018 E3 Business Awards!


The E3 Business awards Employer of the Year category had a huge number of entries this year and is highly competitive. We believe our on-going training, support and flexible working patterns for our staff has ensured that we secured a place as finalists in this category. This level of support, plus competitive rates of pay means our team work hard, enjoy building relationships with their clients and have a high level of job satisfaction!


Did you know we were recently voted as having a 98% employee satisfaction rate in an independent survey by Smith + Henderson?


We are also finalists in the category of High Growth Business of the Year, which we are equally delighted about. For us to offer a first-class service to our clients we constantly focus on maintaining high standards and look for areas where we could improve. We’ve worked hard over the years to deliver excellent value for money, high quality care and a reputation based on trust for both private and funded clients.


Speaking on behalf of the company, Phil Eckersley MD, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be finalists in two categories at this year’s E3 Awards. Providing on-going training, support and flexible working patterns to our carers has been key to providing great home care. It has also been fundamental to the level of success that we’ve had.”


The E3 Business Awards 2018 is one of the most prestigious gatherings of North West companies in the business calendar, and will take place at Bolton’s Macron Stadium on Thursday 12th July 2018.
More information about the E3 Business Awards, including a full list of finalists, can be found at


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Employer of the Year

High Growth Business of the Year