Care Home give access to beauty spot
05 August 2022

Care home given access to beauty spot

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Two of our homes in Wigan will now have a private pathway to Worthington Lake thanks to United Utilities.

Worthington Lake Care Home and Lakeside Care Home sit on the edge of Standish’s Worthington Lake but could only access the nature spot via a dangerous walk along Chorley Road.

Woodland Officer at United Utilities, Michael Bullivant, whose father is a resident at Worthington Lake Care Home, observed the route residents had to take and deemed it a health and safety issue.

The pathway means residents can easily access the lake and its impressive surroundings.

“Once I found out about the residents were getting to Worthington Lake, I put together a proposal so residents and staff could have safe access and I was grateful that United Utilities were delighted to make it happen.

“On the other side the response from the home and Millennium has been amazing, to me it is just a path but to those guys it’s massive! I am just glad to have been able to support with something positive.”


“It has always been difficult to get residents to the lake, although time there is always worth it. This pathway will give residents more opportunities to enjoy the amazing scenery that surrounds our home.

“We are thankful to United Utilities for taking the time to support us, especially Michael Bullivant who has been instrumental. We will be naming the path Bullivant Way as a thank you!”

Kim Jones, Home Manager at Worthington Lake
Kathryn Barton
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