Welcome to Minster Grange Care Home, York, North Yorkshire

ABOUT Minster Grange

The Minster Grange Care Home is an 83 bed Care Home with nursing providing care for Physically Frail, Dementia, Younger Physically Disabled residents, Respite Stays and End of Life Palliative Care. Our Care Home provides a calm and tranquil atmosphere and the home is ideal for those looking for somewhere safe and comfortable to live. It is registered with the Care Quality Commission and is within easy reach of local facilities and easily accessible by road, bus or train. Please feel free to visit or telephone at any time for viewing and advice.

Nursing Care

Experienced registered nurses and care assistants, selected for their skills, operate a 24 hour service, delivering quality care to suit individual nursing care needs. An experienced Manager supervises the day to day running of the home and ensures that the care delivered encompasses social, physical, psychological and environmental needs.


Modern design, spacious with natural light, which makes it comfortable and relaxing. Lifts provide access to all floors. All bedrooms are single occupancy with en-suite amenities. Residents may personalise their bedrooms with their own possessions such as a piece of furniture or ornaments. There are lounges, a dining room and activity room where friends can join you. A secure garden with circular walks can be used when you wish. A comfortable multi-sensory room. We work at your pace giving you the help that you need.


Individual care plans enable staff to continually monitor each resident's progress and general health. This is monitored by our Quality Assured procedures, which have an ongoing review, to ensure the care provisions meet the needs of the individual.

Activities & Meals

Wholesome, home cooked food will be provided in a relaxed atmosphere at times convenient to you. Dietary needs and cultural preferences are catered for. Individual CareResidents needs will be assessed by a nurse. Realistic plans of care will be put into place to give you the assistance and support needed. Access to specialist services are available. Equipment, like special beds,hoists and baths help you receive care in a safe, comfortable and dignified manner. Opportunities to pursue one's interests and wishes will be supported by our activities co-ordinator.


All bathrooms and shower rooms have disabled access. Our hair salon has all the latest facilities and the hairdresser is available two days per week.


Visitors are welcome at any time, to our "home from home". Meals can be taken in one of the dining rooms or in the privacy of their own room. Laundry services are provided by our housekeeping team.



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Minster Grange LATEST NEWS

Jan 03rd, 2019

Best Victoria Sandwich I Have Ever Tasted

'The cakes at Minster Grange Care Home are always good, but what a lovely job to be asked to try this Victoria sandwich made by Jan. I can confirm that it was the best one I have ever tasted, it was delicious. Thank you Jan'.

Alison, Home Manager

Dec 31st, 2018

George From Monkbar Pharmacy Always Makes Us Smile

George from Monkbar Pharmacy always makes us smile when he visits us at Minster Grange Care Home, he is always cheerful and suits this outfit 100%

Dec 12th, 2018

Activity Co-ordinators Daughter Betsy Joins The Party

Minster Grange Care Home has it's first Christmas party today on Ash Gardens. Becky one of our Activity Co-ordinators has brought her daughter Betsy in, and doesn't she look gorgeous?

Dec 04th, 2018

Painting The Garden Gnome In Arts And Crafts

Minster Grange Care Home enjoy doing all sorts of arts and crafts, even painting their garden gnome..

Nov 21st, 2018

Rock And Rolling With Matt Jones

Minster Grange Care Home rock and rolling when Matt Jones came to sing for us...

Nov 19th, 2018

Dressed In Pjs And Onesies For Children In Need

Minster Grange Care Home residents and staff had fun for 'Children in Need' dressed in Pjs and Onesies for the day...

Nov 14th, 2018

Jo Sparks Tap Dancing Class

Minster Grange Care Home residents enjoying a sing and dance with Jo Sparks tap dancing class..

Nov 09th, 2018

Firework Display With Hot Chocolate, Cream And Marshmallows

Minster Grange Care Home enjoyed their firework display with some hot chocolate, cream and marshmallows...

Nov 08th, 2018

Dressing Up And Craving Pumpkins

Minster Grange Care Home had some halloween fun dressing up and craving pumpkins...

Oct 31st, 2018

Knitting Club Group

Minster Grange Care Home small knitting club group do enjoy having a knit and chat...

Oct 29th, 2018

Bar Night Every Thursday At 6pm

Minster Grange Care Home enjoy getting together for bar night every Thursday at 6pm, to socialise, listen to music and have a glass of wine or two...

Sep 17th, 2018

Gardening Club And Cooking Clubs

Minster Grange Care Home gardening club and cooking clubs are always popular...

Sep 17th, 2018

Music And Movement

Minster Grange Care Home had some new members last week for their music and movement...

Sep 17th, 2018

Painting And Decorating

Minster Grange Care Home busy painting and also a bit of decorating going on too..

Sep 14th, 2018

Cheerleaders And Picasso

Residents enjoying being cheerleaders and Picasso at Minster Grange Care Home

Aug 14th, 2018

Residents Helping The Maintenance Team Repaint The Fence

Minster Grange Care Home residents John and Ray helping the maintenance team repaint the fence. They did a great job and really enjoyed the painting. And Dorothy enjoys having her cup of tea in the garden too...

Aug 10th, 2018

Great Time Working On Their Pictures

Minster Grange Care Home residents have a great time working on their pictures. Sia really enyed concentrating on hers. It’s something most of us enjoy, people with and without dementia. Audrey loved painting a bird box, the finished article was gorgeous...

Aug 09th, 2018

Exercise Classes

Minster Grange Care Home exercise classes is enjoyed by Melvin, Audrey, Joan and Betty... Well done all...

Aug 08th, 2018

Alice In Wonderland Themed Day

Although every day is Residents Day we had a special Alice in Wonderland themed day last Friday and made the most of the fine weather...

Aug 07th, 2018

Resident Sia Being Creative

Minster Grange Care Home resident Sia being creative, she enjoyed the feel of the fabric and all the different colours...

Jul 30th, 2018

Working With A PhD Student

Minster Grange Care Home is working with a PhD student to illustrate a songbook. The first session showed great engagement and turn around of mood...

Jul 26th, 2018

Mrs Rolph Was delighted With Our Hairdresser Lisa

Mrs Rolph from Minster Grange Care Home wanted Lisa our hairdresser to give her pink hair and as she said, she wanted 'proper pink'. Mrs Rolph was delighted with the result...

Jul 25th, 2018

Baking Chocolate Cookies, Apple Tarts And Pizza

Residents at Minster Grange Care Home had a very productive day with Kerry making chocolate cookies, apple tarts and pizza...

Jun 12th, 2018

Resident Was Passed The Baton As Part Of The RAF Centenary Year

One of the Minster Grange Care Home residents was passed the baton as part of the RAF100 celebrations. The baton is being passed between the RAF stations throughout the country in this the Centenary year of the RAF...

Jun 11th, 2018

The Rabbits, Ducks And Other Animals Were A Great Hit

The rabbits, ducks and other animals were a great hit with the residents at Minster Grange Care Home...

Jun 11th, 2018

RAF Celebrate Their 100th Anniversary

The Minster Care Home resident going off to help the RAF celebrate their 100th anniversary...

Jun 08th, 2018

Sing Along, Playing The Piano, Garden Club And Leg Stretching

Minster Grange Care Home with Jo Sparks residents sing along, Ray and residents at garden club coating everything in soil and planting tomatoes. Joan reminiscing about playing the piano. Andy Lloyd entertaining the residents in Ash as we all enjoyed dancing and singing along. Lastly Chris leading music and movement in Copper lounge with residents working hard on their leg stretching.

Jun 07th, 2018

Flower Arranging, Reading and Crochet Club

Doris enjoying flower arranging (although her face says something different ;-) ) Reading with the children and Alma at crochet club having a cuppa and a gossip with the ladies...

May 23rd, 2018

Purple Piglets

The rabbits, ducks and other animals were a great hit with the residents at Minster Grange.

May 21st, 2018

Spring Planting

Staff and residents from Minster Grange sow seeds and get the raised beds ready for the new planting. #activities #carehome

May 17th, 2018

Cooking activities

Photos from the cooking club at Minster Grange. Making chocolate buns with the residents....we got more mixture on ourselves than went in the bun cases :) 

May 17th, 2018

Thank You!

Pat and other residents made this beautiful paper flower bouquet and presented it the Alison, Home Manager as a thank you. 

 Pat said she had been so worried coming to stay  in 24 hour care but said it is a real home and that the staff must be handpicked as they are so good. 

May 14th, 2018

Residents Enjoy A Visit To The Minster

Residents from Minster Grange Care Home enjoy a visit to The Minster...

May 11th, 2018

Sing Along To Calamity Jane And Impromptu Flower Arranging

Minster Grange Care Home residents enjoying a sing along to Calamity Jane. Then impromptu flower arranging with Joan. Ernie lining up for indoor bowls and Melvin singing along to Andy Lloyd.

May 11th, 2018

Cheese And Wine

Wine and cheese ready for the residents at Minster Grange Care Home to enjoy...

May 10th, 2018

School Children Visit For Reading Practice

Children from our local junior school came to Minster Grange Care Home for reading practice...

May 08th, 2018

Cooking Up Some Tasty Treats

Cooking Club at Minster Grange Care Home cook up some tasty treats with residents in the cafe preparing pizza...

May 04th, 2018

Gardening Club, Knitting Club And A Sing Along

Gardening club, knitting club and a sing along at Minster Grange Care Home.

Apr 24th, 2018

Children Practice Their Reading With Residents

Children from our local school practice their reading with residents from Minster Grange Care Home..

Apr 13th, 2018

ONE Of The Last Members Of 'The Few' Was Honoured In Military Style

Minster Grange Care Home resident was ONE of the last members of 'The Few' that was honoured in military style as he celebrated his 99th birthday.

Terry Clark, from Wheldrake, is one of nine surviving RAF veterans from the Battle of Britain.On his 99th birthday on Wednesday, April 11, Group Captain Keith Taylor, commanding officer of RAF Linton-on-Ouse, with a contingent from the station, and members of the Military Wives Choir, joined guests at his birthday party at Minster Grange Care Home. “I’m not special,” said Terry. “I was just doing my job.

Read the full story on York Press News yorkpress.co.uk, War hero Terry Celebrates 99 years

Mar 16th, 2018

Residents And Staff Enjoy Rock And Roll

Residents and staff enjoy rock and roll at Minster Grange Care Home...

Feb 28th, 2018

Crafts At The Minster

Crafts at the Minster Grange Care Home...

Feb 28th, 2018

Weekly Bar Night With Residents Families And Staff

Minster Grange Care Home weekly bar night with residents families and staff. Lots of fun and music, being in your 90's doesn't stop you shaking them hips...

Jan 10th, 2018

Residents Visiting The National Railway

Residents from Minster Grange Care Home enjoyed visiting the National Railway this week...

Dec 27th, 2017

Happy New Year Everyone

Minster Grange Care Home is all dressed up and looking forward to the New Year. Happy New Year Everyone...

Dec 15th, 2017

Winter Warmer

Our thanks to Kerry, Becky and Sheryl for making the Winter Warmer at Minster Grange Care Home such a success...

Dec 08th, 2017

Residents Making Lovely Christmas Decorations

Staff from City of York Council came to Minster Grange Care Home and helped residents make these lovely Christmas decorations...

Nov 24th, 2017

The 'York Press' Publish A Positive Article

The 'York Press' publish a positive article about the care at Minster Grange Care Home following them receiving a ‘good’ rating in every category in its most recent report by the watchdog body, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) who gave an unannounced inspection...


Nov 17th, 2017

Staithes Men’s Choir

Staithes Men’s Choir come to Minster Grange Care Home on Saturday 11th November and the residents particularly enjoyed the sea shanties...

Nov 02nd, 2017

Music And Movement Class With Chris

Residents from Minster Grange Care Home are getting into their music and movement class with Chris - aren't they good?

Nov 02nd, 2017

Monitoring Fluids With Mobile Care Monitoring

By evidencing care electronically, Minster Grange has improved fluid input among the people they care for, which can in turn decrease falls, UTIs, courses of antibiotics and hospital admissions.

Alison Redhead, the manager at Minster Grange, believes that one of the most valuable features of MCM is its fluid monitoring capabilities. Using Group Reporting, Alison has a detailed overview of care delivery, and can quickly and easily spot trends where care needs to be improved. Please read more on the PDF below...

Oct 16th, 2017

Cooking Club Creating Ginger Biscuits

Cooking club at Minster Grange Care Home make merry while creating ginger biscuits...

Oct 06th, 2017

Joan Is Enjoying A Few Quiet Moments

Joan is enjoying a few quiet moments with her new book at Minster Grange Care Home

Oct 06th, 2017

Hair And Make Up By The Team On Copper Crescent

Janet enjoys hair and make up by the team on Copper Crescent at Minster Grange Care Home...

Oct 05th, 2017

Chris Gets The Exercise Class Started

Chris gets the exercise class started at Minster Grange Care Home – his enthusiasm shows in this photo despite not everyone being quite into it...

Oct 03rd, 2017

Dorothy Shows Us Some Moves

Dorothy shows us some moves when the rock and roll singer Andy was in last week...

Sep 29th, 2017


Jack the Cat is often found in comfortable places but I think someone has helped in on this occasion!

Sep 15th, 2017

Cakes Made £220 For Macmillan Cancer Support

Residents and Staff from the Minster Grange Care Home made £220 today for Macmillan Cancer Support by making and buying cakes... 

Sep 13th, 2017

Baby Animals Visit

Deputy Richard and Manager Alison enjoy meeting the baby animals that visited Minster Grange Care Home...

Sep 08th, 2017

Author of the book “Five of the Few”

Minster Grange Care Home are proud waving resident Mr Terry Clark off to spend the day meeting and greeting at RAF Leeming before being guest of honour at tonights formal dinner. Terry is Yorkshire’s only surviving member of the Battle of Britain Squadron and author of the book “Five of the Few”.  All our residents are special to us but we felt particularly proud of Terry and so grateful to him and his squadron.

Aug 29th, 2017

Baby Rio Visits

Baby Rio visits Minster Grange for cuddles and choir. The residents at Minster Grange Care Home enjoy his weekly visits...

Aug 25th, 2017

Enjoying The Summer Weather

Residents from Minster Grange Care Home enjoying the summer weather.... 

Aug 22nd, 2017

Coffee Morning Stories

A relative at Minster Grange Care Home shares stories with residents at Coffee Morning

Jul 28th, 2017

Picnic In The Park

The warm weather was perfect to prepare a picnic in the park with Pat from Minster Grange Care Home...

Jul 21st, 2017

A Trip To York Art Gallery

Residents of Minster Grange Care Home enjoyed a trip to York Art Gallery...

Jul 20th, 2017

GOOD In All Areas For Latest CQC Inspection Report

Minter Grange Care Home gets GOOD for latest CQC inspection report. This inspection was carried out on the 13 and 14 June 2017 and was unannounced. Well done to everyone at Minster Grange for all your hard work...

Jul 14th, 2017

Happy Birthday Michael

Happy Birthday Michael. He celebrates his birthday at Minster Grange Care Home...

Jul 14th, 2017

Little Owl

Andy from Minster Grange Care Home visited the Owls in the Museum Gardens and enjoyed holding the Little Owl...

Jul 05th, 2017

Michael Enjoying The Sensory Room

Michael enjoying the sensory room at Minster Grange Care Home...

Jun 26th, 2017

Pat Enjoys Matt Singing

Pat enjoys Matt singing at the Minster Grange Care Home Open Day...

Jun 26th, 2017

Kev The Clown

Kev the Clown helps out in the Minster Grange Care Home office and gets the open day off in fine form...

Jun 19th, 2017

Baby Animals From Purple Pigs

Baby animals from Purple Pigs came to visit Minster Grange Care Home. We loved having them, the animals visited residents who were in their rooms too, they enjoyed being cuddled by staff and residents alike...

Jun 14th, 2017

Eagle Eye Falconry Visit

For Hannah’s birthday at Minster Grange Care Home her mum booked these birds of prey and then invited us all to meet them. It was a very informative as the man from Eagle Eye Falconry explained everything about the birds – I didn’t know why they had different coloured eyes. We all celebrated Hannah’s birthday with a special tea and we all had a lovely day thanks to Hannah's mum...

Jun 06th, 2017

The Morris Dancers

The Morris Dancers brought great fun to Minster Grange as they got the residents and staff involved.  Looking forward to seeing them again...

May 25th, 2017

New Group To Support Relatives

These three lovely ladies, Oenone Pashley, Sandra Vardy and Christine Spencely are starting a new group to support relatives at Minster Grange Care Home.

It’s not always easy moving home and these three are here to help. They know their way round Minster Grange and can help you help your relative as only another relative can.

Please contact Richard, Alison or the nurse of Beech Unit at Minster Grange Care Home if you would like to speak to them or join the group. It is a new idea and still evolving so let us know how you think they can help.

May 17th, 2017

Monday Madness at Minster Grange

Residents enjoying the night shift doing activities.  There is a different activity every evening.  Both staff and residents enjoy the “Monday Madness”

Apr 28th, 2017

Music, High Tea And Cha-Cha-Cha

Minster Grange Care Home staff and residents loved watching the musical duo Keith and Patricia's April performance. Residents were singing and even instructing staff members on how to cha-cha-cha. A great afternoon was had by all.

Residents also enjoyed making the most of the beautiful York weather for St Georges Day. Happily overindulging in an English high tea in the garden. Brier staff have been working with residents to help them complete a new jigsaw puzzle...

Apr 20th, 2017

Congratulations To Pat And Kevin

A huge congratulations to Pat and Kevin who got engaged at Minster Grange Care Home last Thursday. We were all so excited and honored to be apart of this special moment...

Apr 20th, 2017

Easter Spirit

Staff at Minster Grange Care Home getting into the Easter spirit, all very determined to win the egg and spoon race. Residents loved celebrating Good Friday by creating Easter bonnets for our afternoon Easter Bonnet Parade. Residents and staff shared in lots of Easter eggs, an Easter egg hunt and cuddles with friends and family.

A huge thank you go Salvation Army York who came to Minster Grange to give a beautiful Good Friday Service. All our residents, staff and family members enjoyed the afternoon and are already looking forward to the groups return in the summer...

Apr 12th, 2017

Thank You To Calvary Chapel York

Congratulations to the lucky winners of our Minster Grange care Home Grand National sweepstakes. And to the rest, better luck next year.

And a huge thank you to Calvary Chapel York who came to perform a beautiful Palm Sunday Service. Our residents, staff and families members all really enjoyed sharing in the afternoon mass.

Apr 12th, 2017

York City Football Club Tickets

York City Football Club were kind enough to offer Misnster Grange Care Home residents tickets to see the Braintree game at Bootham Crescent on April 1st. The boys had a great afternoon filled with pies, beers and a victory for YCFC!

Apr 12th, 2017

Classical Pianist Performed

Minster Grange staff and residents were very excited to have a classical pianist perform. She played an array of songs ranging from classical to mid 1960's. Our residents really enjoyed her performance and have already asked that she returns next month...

Apr 12th, 2017

Busy Weekend Ahead

Minster grange Care Home residents and staff are getting into the Easter spirit, making Easter Bonnets and dyeing Easter eggs in preparation for the busy weekend ahead...

Mar 20th, 2017

St Patrick's Day Celebrations

Minster Grange Care Home joined in the festivities of St Patrick's Day. Celebrating the day with lots of green, some Irish games, a variety of themed food made especially by the kitchen and lots of Guinness...

Mar 17th, 2017

Cheese And Wine Afternoon

Minster Grange Care Home enjoyed a beauitful wine and cheese afternoon where residents enjoyed many a glass of wine and a selection of cheeses, salami and grapes...

Mar 17th, 2017

York City Football Club Foundation

Minster Grange Care Home was proud to host York City Football Club Foundation for a sports memorabilia coffee morning. Residents enjoyed chatting with York City Football Club players and staff about past sporting triumphs of both the club and general sporting achievements whilst enjoying some tea and cake. York City Football Club have also been kind enough to offer some of our residents free tickets to upcoming YCFC games.

Mar 17th, 2017

Musical Styling Of Matthew Jones-Green

Minster Grange Care Home residents, relatives and staff alike, all enjoyed the musical styling of Matthew Jones-Green. A North Yorkshire guitarist who provides not only music but some reminiscence therapy throughout his sessions. Staff and residents were up dancing around all afternoon and have already requested another concert from Mr Jones-Green in the coming months.

Mar 17th, 2017

Visit From A Couple Of Cute Meerkats

Minster Grange Care Home had a visit from a couple of cute meerkats. Residents enjoyed some beautifully prepared cakes from the kitchen whilst listening intently to a presentation from Joe's Owl Encounters and Exotic Mobile Zoo.

Mar 10th, 2017

Minster Strays Morris Team

Residents from Minster Grange Care Home really enjoyed a visit from the Minster Strays Morris Team, we are hoping to get them back soon...

Mar 07th, 2017

Cheese and Wine afternoon

Cheese and Wine afternoon at Minster Grange Care Home...

Feb 10th, 2017

Beautiful Collage Of Residents

Staff on our Copper/Chestnut have put together this beautiful collage of residents   https://www.facebook.com/lifestylecarehomes

Feb 03rd, 2017

Latest Review On Carehome.co.uk

" I am with my wife for at least three hours, seven days a week at Minster Grange Care Home, York. I see the care and attention given to my wife; This is not just caring, this is love given. Her needs are taken care of whatever they are. I can go home and sleep at night knowing she is in excellent care".

Lewis K (Husband of resident)

Jan 26th, 2017

Bar Night At Minster Grange

Bar night at Minster Grange Care Home. 
Residents and staff alike loved recreating the famous British game show "Play your cards right". Happily shouting out the answer along with many of Bruce Forsyth's famous sayings such as "you don't get nothing for a pair, not in this game".

Jan 26th, 2017

Home Craft Session With Joe Sparks

Minster Grange Care Home Craft session with Joe Sparks. 
Residents adored making there very own paper roses from scratch. Many giving them to love ones whilst others chose to keep the flowers in their hair all afternoon...

Jan 08th, 2017

Christmas Carol Performances

Minster Grange Care Home Christmas Carol Performances 
A very big thank you goes out to both Calvery Chapel York along with The Parish Church of St Thomas York who came to give our residents a bit of Christmas cheer over the holiday period. Singing many of our favourite Christmas hymns and Christmas carols whilst enjoying a glass of mulled wine and a few to many mince pies.

Dec 21st, 2016

Very Merry Christmas Everyone

The Minster Grange staff on Beech and Brier would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas...

Dec 19th, 2016

Creative Decorations

The Christmas trees at Minster Grange Care Home have all sorts of creative decorations on them...

Dec 19th, 2016

Residents In Fine Voice

Festive singing was enjoyed at Minster Grange Care Home this week with the residents in fine voice...

Dec 19th, 2016

Decorating Gingerbread Houses

Minster Grange Care Home decorating gingerbread houses, they have produced some wonderful creations...


Minster Grange Care Home

Haxby Road • York • North Yorkshire • YO31 8TA

T: 01904 651 322

F: 01904 559 700

E: minstergrange@lifestylecare.co.uk

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