Thistle Hill Care Centre

Thistle Hill,


North Yorkshire,


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Care enquiries 01423 582 400
New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm
All other calls 01423 869 200

Thistle Hill Care Centre in Harrogate

Thistle Hill Care Centre provides high-quality 24-hour nursing and specialist dementia care in our dedicated Memory Lane Community. Alongside this, we offer skilled care for younger people with physical disabilities, acquired brain injuries, and have close links with the Multiple Sclerosis Society. We aim to improve the quality of life for every resident by providing care in a safe and homely environment.

Our team of highly qualified staff focus on the individual needs of residents using bespoke care plans, which are regularly reviewed. This dedication can be seen across all aspects of life within the home, from cooking and hospitality to our social activities and events programme. Life at Thistle Hill is truly tailored to meet the variety of needs and interests of each resident. 

The home is ideally situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales near the market town of Knaresborough and the spa town of Harrogate. There are plenty of local amenities and visitors are always welcome, so why not call in and arrange a visit to see all that we have to offer? We understand that looking for care can be a daunting process and are here to provide you with the help and support you need.

Types of care

We always aim to deliver bespoke care to those who live at our home. We tailor our services to meet the unique requirements of each person and in a way that celebrates their individuality, whilst also helping residents to maintain as much independence as possible and treating them with dignity at all times.

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Nursing Care

Dementia Care

Respite / Short Stay


  • Wi-fi available
  • En-suite rooms
  • Pet-friendly
  • Step-free access


  • Access to kitchen facilities
  • Activity room
  • Flexible mealtimes
  • Internet access/wifi


  • Disabled bathroom
  • Disabled WC/facilities
  • Disabled parking
  • Disability awareness/equality training


  • Electric profiling bed
  • En-suite toilet
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
  • Nurse call system

Our Team

The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.

Mandy Scott

General Manager

Hi, my name is Mandy and I am the General Manager here at Thistle Hill. I hope you find what you're looking for on our website!

I have more than 20 years of experience in the care sector; I started my career working with people with learning disabilities.

I have managed domiciliary care agencies as well as nursing dementia homes. I was also an area manager for over 10 years.

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Marlon Agero

Deputy Manager

My name is Marlon; I joined Barchester at Thistle Hill in December 2017. I originally qualified as an RGN in the Philippines in 1992 and have experience working in A&E and intensive care.

I moved to the UK in 2001 and have always worked in Yorkshire, working my way up from staff nurse to charge nurse, then on to different managerial positions within care home environments.

I am looking forward to the challenge in this role.

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Jan Cooper

Head of Memory Lane

Jan is responsible for the daily running of our Memory Lane unit here at Thistle Hill.

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Sue Martin


Hi, my name is Sue and I am the Administrator here at Thistle Hill.

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Emily Westaby

Admin Assistant

Hi, my name is Emily and I am an Admin Assistant here at Thistle Hill.

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Brice Perry

Head Chef

I have been a chef since 2005 and have spent most of that time in a care environment.

I love seeing the look on residents' faces when they are presented with an appealing and colourful plate of food – and this is the experience that I think we should be providing every mealtime.

My team and I enjoy experimenting with new food ideas and residents are just as keen to taste them!

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Ewelina Sadowska


Hi, my name is Ewelina, and I am a Chef here at Thistle Hill.

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Stephen Walls

Maintenance Team

Stephen is responsible for maintaining the environment and equipment within Thistle Hill, thereby ensuring the comfort, safety and well being of our residents.

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Caroline Brown

Head Housekeeper

Caroline is responsible for ensuring that Thistle Hill is clean and comfortable for all residents, whilst managing the efficiency of our internal laundry service

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My name is Oscar. I have worked with Mandy for 8 years. I like to meet and greet people, so please come and say hello when you visit Thistle Hill.

Life at Thistle Hill Care Centre

Ensuring that we deliver high quality care to those we support isn’t our only priority here – we also want to offer excitement and, most importantly, to ensure that everyone feels at home. That is why we employ trained staff who are committed to delivering a stimulating activities programme and nutritious cuisine, which are supplemented by services and facilities that are designed to make life here as pleasant as possible.

Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

We offer a constantly evolving menu that caters to the tastes and dietary requirements of those we support.

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Activities & events


Our activities programme is planned with individual tastes in mind, and residents always have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

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Care & Facilties

Care and facilities

Our facilities are designed to the highest standards and the care we provide is delivered by passionate and highly-trained professionals.

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Thistle Hill Care Centre

CQC Overall rating


17 July 2018

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