Respite care for older people

Medlock Court offers respite care for older people living in the community.

The service is flexible at all times and is able to support and respond to the needs of older people in need of 24 hour care for short periods.

A full assessment will be carried out by a social worker or another professional before admission.

Guests are encouraged to do things for themselves, so they can live as ordinary a life as possible.

Facilities and activities

There are 21 single occupancy bedrooms available for short term respite care and 11 single occupancy bedrooms available in a specialist dementia suite for short term/respite care.

Each bedroom has a sink, wardrobe, lockable drawers and comfortable furnishings.

  • Two lounges with televisions
  • Kitchenette adjacent to each lounge
  • Laundry
  • Hairdresser once a week (there is a charge for this service)
  • Books delivered from local library
  • Social activities
  • Dementia suite
There is limited parking available.


For referral information and advice about staying at Medlock Court, contact the Adult Duty and Intervention Service.

Medlock Court Respite Centre

The number 415 bus from Oldham goes to Medlock Court.

Medlock Way
Oldham, OL4 3LD

Paying for respite care

There is a charge for staying in a care home for a period of respite.

You will need to have a financial assessment to determine the rate you will be charged.

What will I have to pay for care services?