Manchester Council Homes

Children's establishments run (at some time in their history) by Manchester Council.

Cheshire

Lancashire

  • Intermediate-stay Home, Ellerslie, Suffolk Road, Bowdon, Altrincham
  • Home for Boys, Atherton Old Hall, Leigh
  • Family Group Home, 101 Plant Hill Road, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 11 Inchcape Drive, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 12 Enstone Drive, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 127 Peel Hall Road, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 13 Charles Craddock Drive, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 133 Sandyhill Road, Manchester
  • Moorfield House Hostel for Girls, 135 Lapwing Lane, Didsbury, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 14 Longhurst Road, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 14 Sledmere Walk, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 157 Ashurst Road, Manchester
  • 2 Broadmoss Drive, Blackley, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 28 Whinfell Drive, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 31 Bridgnorth Road, Manchester
  • 31 Burton Road, Withington, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 32 Mottershead Road, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 34 Longhurst Road, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 37 West View Road, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 38 Topfield Road, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 382 Wythenshawe Road, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 40 Calve Croft Road, Manchester
  • 40 Seymour Road, Crumpsall, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 413 Greenwood Road, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 46 Coxton Road, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 47 Bleak Hey Road, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 482 Greenwood Road, Manchester
  • Fenham Home (Older Boys), 5 Moorfield Road, West Didsbury, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 50 Searness Road, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 511 Greenwood Road, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 53 Sandyhill Road, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 547 Greenwood Road, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 62 Bradgate Close, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 62 Searness Road, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 64 Mottershead Road, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 7 Beckhamton Close, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 75 Gatesgarth Road, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 8 New Park Walk, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 8 Seaford Walk, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 8 Windermere Close, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 9 Maple Walk, Manchester
  • Remand Home / Classifying Centre for Girls, Alder House, 9 Burford Road, Whalley Range, Manchester
  • Observation and Reception Centre, Broome House, 779 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester
  • Short-stay Home, Cambrian House, 60 Wood Road, Whalley Range, Manchester
  • Cambrian Street Schools, Cambrian Street, Manchester
  • Rhodes Memorial Home, Cavendish Road, Chorlton cum Hardy, Manchester*
  • Receiving Home, Elmfield, Upper Lloyd Street, Moss Side, Manchester
  • Glendene, Greenbrow Road, Manchester
  • Lynnwood, Holme Road, Manchester
  • Home for Boys, Lynwood, Seymour Road, Didsbury, Manchester
  • Manchester Day Industrial School, Mill Street, Ancoats, Manchester
  • Remand Home for Boys, Rose Hill, Longley Lane, Northenden, Manchester
  • Residential Nursery, Rose Hill, Longley Lane, Northenden, Manchester
  • Residential Nursery, Royle Green, 151 Longley Lane, Wythenshawe, Manchester
  • Home for Younger Severely Disabled, Southfield, 290 Wilbraham Road, Whalley Range, Manchester
  • Hostel for Boys, Summerhill, Didsbury, Manchester
  • Victoria Avenue East, Manchester
  • Woodlands Long-stay Home, Manchester
  • Family Group Home, 107 Castlerigg Drive, Middleton, Middleton
  • Family Group Home, 128 Rowrah Crescent, Middleton
  • Family Group Home, 145 Lattrigg Crescent, Middleton
  • Family Group Home, 15 Whinfell Drive, Middleton
  • Family Group Home, 16 Asby Close, Middleton
  • Family Group Home, 166 Bowness Road, Middleton
  • Family Group Home, 17 Castlerigg Drive, Middleton, Middleton
  • Family Group Home, 23 Dacre Close, Middleton
  • Family Group Home, 23 Rosthwaite Close, Middleton
  • Family Group Home, 27 Lattrigg Crescent, Middleton
  • Family Group Home, 27 Searness Road, Middleton
  • Family Group Home, 3 Fairbank Drive, Middleton
  • Family Group Home, 30 Manesty Close, Middleton
  • Family Group Home, 30 Rowrah Crescent, Middleton
  • Family Group Home, 301 Wood Street, Middleton
  • Family Group Home, 318 Windermere Road, Middleton
  • Family Group Home, 41 Newton Crescent, Middleton
  • Family Group Home, 45 Gatesgarth Road, Middleton
  • Family Group Home, 46 Stainton Drive, Middleton
  • Family Group Home, 7 Threlkeld Road, Middleton
  • Family Group Home, 73 Bowness Road, Middleton
  • Family Group Home, 75 Lattrigg Crescent, Middleton
  • Family Group Home, 8 Calder Walk, Middleton, Middleton

* indicates link to pages on www.workhouses.org.uk.

Records

The involvement of local authorities in the running of children's homes dates from 1930, when they took over the running of the poor relief system previously administered by Boards of Guardians. Surviving records for council-run children's homes may be held in each council's own internal archives. Prior to 1991, however, when a legal requirement was introduced for councils to retain records of children leaving their care, the survival of such records is very variable. Contact details for local authorities in the UK can be found on the website of the Care Leavers Association (CLA). The CLA also provides guidance on accessing childhood care files, which are normally only open to the individuals they relate to.

Locating local authority records has been complicated by the various local government reorganizations that have taken place in recent times, such as the abolition of the London County Council in 1965, and the major nationwide restructuring in 1974 in which many administrative areas were created, amended or eliminated.

Older records may sometimes be placed with the relevant county or borough record office. Many of these repositories have online catalogues of their holdings and also contribute to the National Archives' Discovery database. Note that records containing personal data usually have access closed for a period of fifty years or more.

Older material relating to Manchester Council homes may exist at:

Some records relating to council-run homes, for example inspection reports, are held by The National Archives (TNA). Again, a closure period may apply to these records.

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