Our Values

We want peoples experience with our service to be a positive one. We will support people to have as much control over their lives and their service as they can. We will treat people who use our services with dignity and respect and ensure all their Human Rights are addressed and met. We want all people we support to maintain their independence and well-being and develop skills to their full potential. We will respect everyone’s privacy and their right to a private life. We want people to have a valued and meaningful life both within their service provision and within their community. Our overriding aim is to promote positive outcomes for people.


How it all started

Malachy James McElherron 1949-2014

Malachy founded Healey Care during 1996,with the residential home Healey House in Whitworth. Staying true to his personal values, he promoted high standards of care and support for people with learning disabilities, and helped to change their expectations for the future .

Through his undaunting positive approach and depth of personality, Malachy generated a great sense of ownership and loyalty within the support and management teams. He inspired people, if you can dream it, you can do it. He taught us to watch out for each other .

Malachy was diagnosed with cancer in 2003 and over the following 11 years, he underwent 5 rounds of intensive treatment. He faced this with an amazing positive attitude and with a dignity and sense of humour that was admired by all those who knew him. In Malachy’s own words  "Never give up". Malachy sadly passed away in September 2014 after almost 20 years of providing high quality care and support to many people during those years .

Malachy was the Captain of our ship, always a rainbow in other people’s clouds. He made things happen. We can’t change the direction of the wind but we can adjust our sails to always reach our destination. Nothing was impossible, the word itself says I’m possible!

For all the people who met and knew him, we’re sure you’ll agree he was a great man –once met , never to be forgotten .








Philosophy of care

Our philosophy is based on John O’Briens Service Accomplishments. These are principles that show a commitment to the rights and opportunities which should be available to all people we provide a service to.

We want everything we do to be driven by the needs, abilities and aspirations of the people we provide a service to; we recognise that this focus can slip and we will remain vigilant to ensure that the service, its policies and its activities, remain service user-led.

We have embraced the Personalisation Agenda, which aims to put service users and their families in control of current and future service provision.

We want all the people we support to be safe and well and will provide an open and transparent service and listen to people’s concerns


As part of the services we offer, we are required to process personal data about our staff, our service users and, in some instances, the friends or relatives of our service users and staff. For more information click Privacy Notice