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Frances Pochin Nursery / Frances Pochin House Home, Southport, Lancashire

The Frances Pochin House home was opened by the Waifs and Strays Society in 1947 at 65 Roe Lane, Southport, Lancashire. It replaced the Victoria Home for Toddlers that had briefly occupied premises in Formby.

In 1949, the establishment was converted for use as a mixed branch home and renamed the Frances Pochin House Home. In 1961, its role changed again, becoming known as the Northern Admissions Centre, dealing with urgent cases needing admission to Society care. In 1973, the home became an Assisted Community Home, developing links with local council children's departments and focusing on children with emotional difficulties.

In more recent times, the property has been occupied by a private nursing home.


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