The Hawthornes

Mill Lane, Bradford Road, Birkenshaw, Bradford BD11 2AP

The Hawthornes, Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Hawthornes, Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Hawthornes, Bradford, West Yorkshire

Specialising in care for the elderly, The Hawthornes provides 24-hour residential care within a modern and building in Birkenshaw, a village between Bradford and Leeds.

The home has ensuite rooms, all decorated to a high standard with modern furnishings and fittings and ample space for residents to personalise to their own taste.

Communal areas are spacious and light and it’s here that residents often spend time together with a choice of bustling or quiet lounges, ideal for personal gatherings with family or friends.

The home is very much part of the local community with residents and staff often taking part in local events, in addition to regular meetings with the local primary school and other community groups.

The activity coordinator supports the individual interests and hobbies of the residents, providing a full calendar of events and plans that residents can get involved in and look forward to.

The home also benefits from pleasant gardens, offering a peaceful and secure environment in which to enjoy the outdoors.

Group: Orchard Care Homes

Person in charge: Heather Middleton (Care Home Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Kirklees Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 40 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Old Age • Sensory Impairment

Specialist Care Categories: Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 60+.

Single Rooms: 40

Rooms with ensuite WC: 40

Facilities & Services: Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Smoking not permitted • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Bar/Cafe on premises • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access


From Leeds City Centre:

1. Join the A64(M) from Great George St and Merrion St.
2. Head east on Great George St towards Cookridge St and continue onto Merrion St.
3. Merrion St turns left and becomes New Briggate. Use the left lane to take the Inner Ring Road/A58(M) slip road.
4. Take A58(M), A643, M621 and A650 to Whitehall Rd in Drighlington and merge onto A64(M).
5. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A58/A643 and continue to follow A643.
6. At Elland Rd Interchange, take the 3rd exit onto the M621 slip road to M62/Manchester/Halifax/Huddersfield. Merge onto M621.
7. Exit onto Gelderd Rd/Gildersome Interchange/A62 towards Bradford (East)/A650.
8. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Gildersome Interchange.
9. Use the left 2 lanes to turn slightly left onto Wakefield Rd/A650.
10. Continue on Whitehall Rd E/A58 to your destination in Birkenshaw
11. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Whitehall Rd E/A58
12. Turn right onto Old Ln and then turn left onto Town St. Turn right onto Mill Ln.
13. Turn left and the home will be on the left.


Visitors welcome anytime.


Free on-site parking.

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on The Hawthornes: click here

* Care Quality Commission is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

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7.9 The Hawthornes has a Review Score of 7.9 (7.917)

The Review Score of 7.9 (maximum of 10) for The Hawthornes is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.4 out of 5 from 2 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Hawthornes in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.5 out of 5 from 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Care Home / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Care Home receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.417 for The Hawthornes is calculated as follows: ( (12 Excellents x 5) + (10 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 24 Ratings = 4.417

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Care Home to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Care Home with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 3.5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Hawthornes is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 8 positive Reviews (40 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 8 Target = 0.250

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

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Reviewer Connection to The Hawthornes

  • Son of Resident/Service User
  • Son-in-law of Resident/Service User

Always a very welcoming feel when visiting. Very clean, warm and tastefully decorated rooms and other areas. Residents seem happy, well cared for and have many activities during the week to occupy them.
Staff are very approachable, helpful and always seem to be very busy attending to residents needs. My mother in law seems to be much happier and far better cared for since moving here, compared to her latter years spent living alone with only daily carers popping in for short periods.

How likely would you be to recommend The Hawthornes? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Heather Middleton, Home Manager at The Hawthornes responded to this review on 13 Nov 2017:

Many thanks for taking the time to write a positive review for The Hawthornes, all feedback is much appreciated and I will certainly pass your comments on to the team. I am pleased to read that your mother in law is much happier since moving into her new home, we try and provide the best care possible for all of our residents and help them settle in as best we can.
Heather Middleton, Home Manager.

My mum has been in the home since March 2017, in my opinion, she has been treated very well. The staff always appear to be helpful and treat mum with respect and dignity. I think the staff show great patience in treating the residents in a good manner, not something I am sure I could do it is a vocation to work in this environment.

How likely would you be to recommend The Hawthornes? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Good

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Good

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Heather Middleton, Home Manager at The Hawthornes responded to this review on 15 Jun 2017:

Many thanks for your review of The Hawthornes. I am so pleased to hear you feel your Mum has been treated well in the home. Our staff do work hard to maintain a high standard of care and it is lovely to know this has been noted. Kind regards’

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