Care for the elderly in Northumberland.

Spring 2018 Newsletter

By 27th March 2018

Our latest newsletter including:

  • an introduction by our new Chair of Trustees,
  • Spotlight on Staff article
  • Fundraising news
  • Chinese New Year, Easter preparations and Massage Therapy
  • Interview with resident Margaret Young

…and much more!

PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK TO VIEW: Charlotte Straker Newsletter – Spring 2018

The Corbridge charity fashion show video – Lights, camera…Prosecco!

By 24th March 2018

Made by the talented Ian Wylie from the Visit Corbridge website – showcasing the models, outfits and dancing from the Fashion Show evening on 20th March – enjoy!

The Corbridge 2018 Charity Fashion Show raises approx £4000!

By 21st March 2018

We are absolutely delighted to announce that yesterday’s charity Fashion Shows raised approximately £4,000! This total will be split between ourselves and our co-organisers the Corbridge Youth Initiative

We’d like to send a sincere THANK YOU to all the #Corbridge traders, organisations, volunteers and everyone who worked so hard to host the two shows.

The support and camaraderie amongst the traders, volunteers, models, organisations was amazing, and we feel honoured to be part of such a wonderful village.

Special thanks go to:

Pamela, John & the team at The Angel of Corbridge
Finale Shoes and Accessories
Katie Kerr Shop
Norma James of Corbridge
Croft and Graves Optometrists
Reflections HAIR and Beauty
Shorts of Corbridge
Vintage at the Tower
Jive Alive
Jack Robinson and Son Printers
Saunders & Pughe 
…and all the Corbridge retailers who provided raffle prizes (full list to follow)

This picture shows our hardworking Trustee Angela Jones and Trustee of the Corbridge Youth-Initiative Rosemary Rayfield. These ladies have worked so hard to ensure that yesterday’s events went with a swing.

 

 

 

Here are more glimpses of the fun…with more images (plus even more to be added) in a photo gallery created by Ian Wylie (thank you Ian!) at: https://www.flickr.com/ph…/ianwylie/albums/72157666939880908

 

Respite Care Vacancies in our Community Bed – August 2018 onwards!

By 14th March 2018

Thank you to everyone who shared our post about the vacancies in April – July in our Community Respite Care Bed.

We are now booked up until the end of July, and have vacancies from 1st August 2018 onwards. If you know of any family who would benefit from our facility, we’d be so grateful if you could please forward on our details.

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Due to cancellations, we often have respite care available at short notice. If you are considering a care break PLEASE call our Deputy Manager Iwona on the numbers below, and she will do her best to help.

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The Community Respite Care Bed is applicable to all people over 65 years of age in Tynedale who are:

– Aged 65 years of over (If younger our staff will seek CQC approval.)
– Those who need care at home & cannot be managed easily without main carer.
– Those with long term conditions, &/or disabilities. e.g. chronic neurological illness – Parkinson Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, cancer COPD, diabetes etc

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For more information, or to book a place please contact Iwona Proszowska, Deputy Manager on 01434 633999 or email Iwona.Proszowska@charlottestraker.org.uk

The photo below shows (from l-r) Marilyn Hunter, our Deputy Manager, Berenice Groves our Chair of Trustees and Iwona Proszowska, our Deputy Manager.

Creating two brand new, fully equipped residential rooms

By 5th March 2018

Some great news – we are currently converting our last flat to provide two brand new, fully equipped rooms for residents in Charlotte Straker House.

The two new rooms are currently being refitted and refurbished by our team of builders. They should be ready for our new guests in the next few weeks.

Each room will be equipped with high quality bedroom furniture, state of the art nursing equipment and a fully refurbished en-suite bathroom.

We will be posting regular progress photos on the building works – please check back to see how we are getting on!

Our latest progress pictures (as of 18th April 2018)

 

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

By 2nd March 2018

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 www.charlottestraker.org.uk/who-do-we-help/respite-care/ 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. 

Community Respite Care Bed VACANCIES April 2018 onwards

By 2nd March 2018

The free of charge Community Respite Care Bed has a VACANCIES from April onwards.

The dates are as follows:

30.04.18 – 21.05.18
20.07.18 – 03.08.18
21.08 18 – 07.09.18
17.09.18 – 20.09.18
01.10.18 – 16.11.18;
28.11.18 until end of December 2018.

(They can also be found here )

Due to cancellations, we often have respite care available at short notice. If you are considering a care break PLEASE call our Deputy Manager Iwona on the numbers below, and she will do her best to help.

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The Community Respite Care Bed is applicable to all people over 65 years of age in Tynedale who are:

– Aged 65 years of over (If younger our staff will seek CQC approval.)
– Those who need care at home & cannot be managed easily without main carer.
– Those with long term conditions, &/or disabilities. e.g. chronic neurological illness – Parkinson Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, cancer COPD, diabetes etc

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For more information, or to book a place please contact Iwona Proszowska, Deputy Manager on 01434 633999 or email Iwona.Proszowska@charlottestraker.org.uk

Our 2018 Fundraising Events

By 23rd February 2018

This is our list of exciting events planned in 2018.  More information can be found on our Events Page.

This year will be our Centenary Year, as it is 100 years since Charlotte Straker House was founded in 2017. We have lots of events arranged around this theme.

And please don’t forget our second hand book sale at Brocksbushes Tearoom this weekend – we are raising funds for our Community Respite Care bed.

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