Our charity, The Charlotte Straker Project relies on donations to provide excellent residential, nursing and respite care to the elderly frail in Northumberland.
The Charlotte Straker Project is an independent charity which has been improving the lives of older people with our unique brand of support and care since 1992. Our dedicated, well trained team ensure that individuals living in this well-equipped and comfortable accommodation receive attention all day, every day which enhances quality of life for the elderly frail in our care.
Community Respite Care Bed Vacancies
We accept Local Authority, Self-Funded and Continuing Health Care (CHC) funded residents.
We are registered and regulated with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in respect of Regulated Activities for a maximum of 31 residents:
• Accommodation for persons who require nursing or personal care
• Dementia, cognitive impairment or memory deficits. We are unable to provide services and accommodation for people suffering from severe dementia illnesses and behavioural problems that we are unable to manage.
• Sensory impairments
• Treatment of disease, disorder or injury
• Caring for adults under 65 years old
• Caring for adults over 65 years old
We also accept residents who need respite, end of life and palliative care.
Accommodation, facilities and services available to residents
• 32 rooms with en suite facilities (see Room Type and Room Fees table for details)
• Hairdressing facilities available twice per week (not included in fees)
• Lounges on ground and first floors
• Dining room on the ground floor leading to outside decking area
• Wet room and bathroom with accessible bath for assisted bathing on the ground floor
• Bathroom with an accessible bath for assisted bathing on the first floor with an integrated jacuzzi
• On-site laundry facilities
• Accessible gardens and summer house
• On-site parking facilities for residents and visitors
• 08:00-20:00 we set a minimum staffing level of 1 Registered Nurse and 5 Senior Care/Care Assistants
• 20:00-08:00 we set a minimum staffing level of 1 Registered Nurse and 3 Senior Care/Care Assistants
• Staffing levels are formally reviewed monthly according to residents’ individual dependency levels using The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority Staffing Guidance for Nursing Homes
• A nurse call bell system in operation over 24 hours per day in all residents’ rooms, communal and decking/garden areas
• Dedicated Social Activities Coordinator who organises a range of activities and outings according to residents’ preferences
• 1:1 support is provided where required for all organised outings
• The specific level of care that each resident will receive in the home will depend on an assessment of their individual care needs, e/g/ their level of dependency.
Annual monitoring visits are organised by Northumberland County Council Contracts Team. Please click here to view the report from our latest inspection on 11th July 2019.
Our latest CQC inspection took place on 7th December 2018, the inspection report published on 28th January 2019 gave an overall rating as Good and Outstanding in Leadership and Management. A link to the CQC report can be found at the bottom of this page.