Thistle Hill Care Centre in Harrogate

Situated on the edge of the picturesque Yorkshire Dales near the market town of Knaresborough and the spa town of Harrogate, Thistle Hill Care Centre offers a friendly welcome to all, a true 'home-from-home'. We aim to improve the quality of life for each and every resident living here with us by providing care in a safe and comfortable environment.

Our dedicated and experienced team is passionate about providing high quality 24-hour nursing care alongside expert care for people with dementia in our Memory Lane Community. We also provide skilled care for younger people with a physical disability or acquired brain injury, and have close links with the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Our team of highly qualified staff focus on the individual needs of all our residents with a tailored care plan for each person. This dedication can be seen in all aspects of life within the home - in our cooking, hospitality and our social activity, events and visits programme which is designed to meet the needs and particular interests of all those who live with us at Thistle Hill. With the towns of Knaresborough and Harrogate nearby there are plenty of local amenities and visiting friends and family are welcomed at all times. Why not call in or arrange a visit to see all that we have to offer?

We can then learn more about your particular needs and how we may be able to help you - whether now or in the future. Looking for care can be such a daunting process - we are keen to provide you with the help and support you will need to guide you through this process. We hope to see you soon!

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.

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Our team

Our staff are the face of our home, so it is important that each of them embodies the values of Barchester and genuinely loves looking after others. The high level of care they provide, combined with the unique personalities that they bring to the home, are what makes us stand out amongst the rest.

Thistle Hill Care Centre in Harrogate

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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Our 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.

Types of care

Nursing Care

Nursing care is for people who need a qualified nursing care team available to them 24 hours a day.

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Dementia Care

Our highly skilled team of dementia experts work hard to ensure the highest quality of care, based on the latest research.

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Respite Care & Short Breaks

Whether you care for a relative or are in need of care yourself, taking a break from your usual routine can do the world of good.

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Nothing short of great food is prepared and served in our homes

Our approach to food and nutrition


  • En-suite rooms
  • Pet-friendly
  • Step-free access
  • Hairdressing salon


  • Access to kitchen facilities
  • Activity room
  • Flexible mealtimes
  • Laundry


  • 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
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New care enquiries 01423 582 400

New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm

All other calls 01423 869 200

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