The Turner Home philosophy of care

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We aim to provide an exceptional standard of care, for all residents, making it individualised, holistic and professional.

All those who enter the home will be treated with equal respect, and good quality care and centred around life experience.

All turner home staff are trained to the highest standards, developing their individual skills and knowledge.

• Choice • Dignity • Fulfilment • Privacy • Independence • Citizen Rights •


Historic Background

The Turner family lived at Dingle Head, an area of the city close to the River Mersey bordering Toxteth Park, where the growing prosperity was seeing increasing land development in what were to become the suburbs.

Charles Turner, originally from Yorkshire, established his merchant business in Liverpool and soon made a success of the venture. He was committed to charitable causes and local politics and was a member of parliament, as well as holding office as the first chairman of Liverpool’s port authority.

In 1875 Charles Turner died and within five years his only son also died. For Anne Turner, the bereaved wife and mother, this double tragedy caused her to seek a way of providing a memorial to her loved ones.

Anne Turner commissioned this life-size marble sculpture of her late husband and son. They are seen inspecting cloth, where the sculpture is located in the main entrance hall.

The Architect

Architect Alfred Waterhouse was renowned for his ability to transform the Victorian urban environment. Born in Liverpool in 1830, he was best known for his work on the Natural History Museum in London.

Designed in a Romanesque style he was widely acknowledged to have re-inspired use of the unpopular material terracotta with his ornate decoration on the interior and exterior of the building. Critics use it as an example of the attention to detail which characterised his work.

The museum still houses more than 130 exquisite pencil drawings of Waterhouse’s original designs. He started practicing in Manchester after winning a competition to design the town hall and assize courts in the 1850’s and 60’s in his distinctive.

In 1884 building work was completed on the romantic style of the Gothic Revival and “The Turner Memorial Home of Rest for Chronic Sufferers” opened its doors for the first residents. In accordance with the trust the Home is for men only and this continues to present day.

Anne Turner endowed a generous trust fund and personally supervised the running of the Home until her death in 1905.

A Caring Tradition

For over a century this building has been home for a great many men of all ages, including those who fought in world wars.

Whilst times have changed, along with the residents and staff, the tradition of care and support remains as a tribute to philanthropy at its very best.


Our Facilities

Modern Times

The Home is a registered residential facility providing continuing care, and support.

The building itself is listed as being of considerable architectural merit, but time and changing needs inevitably produce demands to meet more modern standards.

In 1984 the centenary Appeal raised over a quarter of a million pounds to undertake vital work to the fabric of the building, as well as essential internal improvements to enhance the quality of life for residents.

Along with a skilled and professional work force, the Turner Home, which is a registered charity, is administered by the Trustee Directors and a Management Committee. For all involved in its day-to day affairs, the commitment for the care of residents remains paramount.

The Eric Fisher Wing

In 1993 a further appeal was launched to raise funds towards the new extension, comprising 44 individual bedrooms with en-suite facilities.

The Ian Tod Wing

A rehabilitation unit, with lounge, and another six bedrooms, again with en-suite facilities, was completed during the year 2000. In total a number of 59 rooms.

Recreation Room

The Home recognizes the importance of recreation. On the first floor is a purpose built activities room to which residents have free access and the facilities of pool/snooker, cards, dominoes and board games etc.

Staff are always available via the Key-worker system, to help those who need assistance in their recreation.


Our Vacancies

If you can see yourself as a member of the Turner Home team,  contact our HR Lead Emma Woodburn by clicking here

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