Our care village at the heart of Atherton is rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. Combining a modern and high specification environment with people who really care, Belong Atherton ranks as one of the foremost nursing and dementia settings in the region. Pop in for a tour, enjoy a warm welcome and experience the Belong difference for yourself.

55 Mealhouse Lane, Atherton, Manchester M46 0EU

Sat Nav postcode for parking: M46 0EJ (Bag Lane)

Reception telephone: 01942 898 410

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Welcome to Belong Atherton

Designed to promote well-being and an active lifestyle, whatever your needs, our vibrant community village is open to all.

Belong Atherton is designed around the needs of people living with dementia, with six homely households at the heart of the village where 24-hour care, including specialist nursing and dementia support, is provided. Alongside them a range of state-of-the-art facilities and independent living apartments make for a rich and diverse community.

For a brief introduction to Belong Atherton, watch the short video above.

For people not profit For People Not Profit

As a charitable organisation, Belong re-invests all income into its services and we are active members of the National Care Forum.

Atherton and the surrounding areas

Belong Atherton is situated in the heart of the town, one mile away from Atherton railway station and on local bus routes. It is five miles from Bolton attractions including Bolton steam museum, the Octagon Theatre and Smithills Farm. Nearby parks include Blackleach Country Park in Walkden, Haigh Woodland Park in Wigan and Pennington Flash Country Park in Leigh. Belong Atherton also has close links with Salford University and the Salford Museum, which includes the recreated Lark Hill Place and has extensive reminiscence resources.

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Lancashire Mining Museum. 4.2 miles
Leigh Spinners Mill 3.5 miles
RHS Garden Bridgewater 5.4 miles
Horwich Heritage Centre 8.4 miles
Salford Museum & Art Gallery 13 miles

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Browse the key facts document for more detail and village pricing.

Belong is the best place to be! I am always laughing, there are always people to help when I need it. I honestly couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else.

Dorothy & Eileen

Belong Atherton Residents

Staying with us

There are two ways to enjoy life in Belong Atherton: we offer households for those requiring 24-hour support and modern apartments for independent living within our vibrant community.

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Our award-winning household setting ensures a homely environment where expert dementia and nursing care is provided.

As dementia leaders, Belong has designed every aspect of its villages to maximise independence and wellbeing for people living with dementia. Belong Atherton is rated Outstanding by CQC for the quality of its care provision and it holds the platinum accreditation in the Gold Standards Framework for high quality end-of-life care.

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Our apartments offer the best of both worlds: independent living within a vibrant community

With modern, spacious layouts, excellent views and 24-hour emergency response, Belong apartments ensure comfort and the reassurance that help is always at hand if needed.

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Care options

Dementia Care

Keeping people in wellbeing lies at the heart of our approach


  • We design dementia-friendly spaces

  • We promote person-centred approaches

  • We employ Admiral Nurses

Nursing Care

Our skilled nursing team ensure we can meet people’s needs as they change


  • We provide clinical expertise across the village

  • We hold national accreditations and awards for the quality of our end-of-life care

  • We promote professional development

24-hour care

Enjoy round-the-clock support in our households


  • Proactive support in a stylish setting

  • Fine dining experience

  • Technology-enabled for safety alerts

Admiral Nurse

Our dementia specialist team supports customers and their carers


  • Qualified dementia specialists

  • Insight and empathy

  • Expert advice

Belong at Home

Access Belong's high-quality support in your own home


  • Flexible, problem-solving approach

  • Punctual and dependable

  • Consistent caring team

Experience Days

Experience life in a Belong village on a day basis


  • Join in the village events programme

  • Enjoy lunch in our bistro

  • Give carers a break

Want to work with us?

Come to work with a smile on your face knowing that you're making a difference to people's lives.

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What our people say

Watch this short video where colleagues from Belong Atherton describe the rewards of working in our vibrant care village setting.

Our dedicated team

Every member of our village team is dedicated to ensuring your experience is the best it can be.

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Access our What's On guide

From seasonal festivities to weekly favourites and outings to film nights, our handy guide keeps you in the loop.

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55 Mealhouse Lane, Atherton M46 0EU

Sat Nav postcode for parking: M46 0EJ (Bag Lane)