Care for the elderly in Northumberland.

Community Respite Care Bed to stay open until 2020 and become a core facility!

By 2nd March, 2018 News Comments Off

Our friends at The Hexham Courant have posted a great article about our Community Respite Care Bed and the fact that it will now stay open until 2020.

Berenice Groves, Chair of the Board of Trustees, said: “We have agreed that the respite bed should become a mainstream facility within the Charlotte Straker Project.

This year is our charity’s Centenary year and I am elated that after 100 years’ the Charlotte Straker Project is still providing a quality, essential service to residents in our area.”

Iwona Proszowska, Deputy Manager of Charlotte Straker House added

“In 2017, we helped 27 Northumberland families, by providing free of charge respite care to their loved ones.

In my experience of speaking directly to carers, there is very little respite provision available in our area, and it is often expensive or booked up weeks in advance.

Due to cancellations, our bed is often available at short notice, so if anyone is considering respite care in the near future, please give me a call, and I will do my best to help.”

The respite care bed has vacancies in April and May, plus various dates in July, August and September, and from October onwards. These dates can be found on our website on and by ringing Iwona Proszowska on 01434 633999.

The photo shows Marilyn Hunter, our Registered Manager, Berenice Groves, our Chair of Trustees and Iwona Proszowska, our Deputy Manager.