Barchester Healthcare was founded by Mike Parsons in 1993 with the very first home, Moreton Hill in Gloucestershire, England.
Having experienced difficulties in finding a good quality care home for two relatives, Mike wanted to create a better alternative for others looking for care. He found Moreton Hill, a 17th century farm with stunning views over the Cotswolds, which he converted into a unique care setting. On opening the home, Mike's aims were to provide a high quality of care and environment for residents and to invest in staff.
In 1994 Moreton Hill was awarded the Care Home Design Award and Barchester started from there. Since then Barchester has grown to provide quality care throughout the UK but the focus on our residents' individual needs and providing them with a home from home environment has not changed.