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Manchester City Council

Town Hall, Albert Square Manchester M60 2LA
Phone: 0161 2345000

Manchester is located in the south-central part of North West England, fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south and the Pennines to the north and east, and an arc of towns with which it forms a continuous conurbation. The local authority is Manchester City Council, and the city’s inhabitants are referred to as Mancunians.

Originally a manorial township, Manchester began to expand at an astonishing rate around the turn of the 19th century. Manchester’s unplanned urbanisation was brought on by a boom in textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution, [8] and resulted in it becoming the world’s first industrialised city. The building of the Bridgewater Canal in 1761 built to transport coal triggered an early-19th-century factory building boom which transformed Manchester from a township into a major mill town and borough that was granted city status in 1853. In 1877, the Neo Gothic Manchester Town Hall was built and in 1894 the 36 mile Manchester Ship Canal opened; which at the time was the longest river navigation canal in the world, which in turn created the Port of Manchester linking the city to sea. Manchester’s fortunes decreased in the subsequent years after WW2 due to deindustrialisation however investment in the last two decades spurred by the 1996 Manchester bombing- which was the largest bomb ever detonated in peacetime Britain- spearheaded extensive regeneration of Manchester.

Today Manchester is ranked as a beta world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. The city is notable for its architecture, culture, music scene, media links, scientific and engineering output, social impact and sporting connections. Sports clubs which bear the city name include Premier League football teams, Manchester City and Manchester United. Manchester was the site of the world’s first railway station, and the place where scientists first split the atom and developed the first stored-programmed computer.

HomeCareDirect have been providing personalised care at home services in this great city for almost 10 years and our proud of the work we have done in the area with the local council and health authority.  If you would like to choose who comes into your home to provide your care and be in control of how your care is provided to you then get in touch with us to find our more.