Mike Parsons founded Barchester Healthcare in 1992 after discovering from his own personal experience just how difficult it was to find a good quality care home for two relatives in need of nursing care. Deciding to create a better alternative, he bought Moreton Hill, a 17th century farm with stunning views over the Cotswolds, which he converted into a unique care home setting.


On its completion in 1994, Moreton Hill won the Care Home Design Award, the first of Barchester’s many subsequent awards. Mike Parsons decided that he was providing something that was badly needed and that he would continue to develop homes. It was the beginning of a programme of growth that led to Barchester becoming one of the UK’s largest quality care providers. Today, we deliver the highest quality care services to more than 11,000 people in significantly more than 200 homes across England, Scotland and Wales, yet our emphasis on independence, dignity, choice and the celebration of life has remained the same. We continue to ensure the care we deliver is top quality, our home environments are warm, friendly and comfortable, and that the calibre and training of our more than 17,000 staff is unsurpassed.

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We’re here to help in any way we can – whether that’s finding you the right support or helping you choose the best care home environment. Use our online tool for more information on our services or for contact details to our individual care homes where you can arrange a visit direct. Alternatively, you can complete our contact form and we’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible.