Care for the elderly in Northumberland.

Our two brand new resident rooms are now OPEN!

By 5th July, 2018 News Comments Off

We are delighted to say that the last remaining flat at Charlotte Straker House has been developed into two brand new resident rooms.

The large flat has been divided and refurbished with en-suite wet room facilities, high quality furnishings and fittings and overhead tracking.

This means that Charlotte Straker House has expanded its accommodation from 30 to 31 rooms (as one of our existing bedrooms will be turned into a much needed office).

Mary Robson moved into one of the new rooms on Saturday. Mary originally spent a week in our Community Respite Bed, and told us she liked it so much, that she decided to move in to become a full resident.

New resident Mary Robson having a cuddle with Nicola Pick, a member of our housekeeping team.

Mary told us that “I love the new room, it’s bright and airy and I’ve got all my favourite photos and things around me . The best thing is about being here is how friendly everyone is, and having a chat with my carers every day.”

Mary lived for many years on a farm in Ovingham, with her husband Mark and her family. She also worked as a sales assistant at Norma James of Corbridge, and told us she “dressed” the window display in the shop for over 30 years.

Marilyn Hunter, Manager of Charlotte Straker told us, “The whole team and I are delighted with the high quality refurbishment of these rooms. We have been looking forward to our residents moving into their new accommodation. The told us how pleased they are with the decoration and standard of fittings as well as the fact they love the new en-suite bathrooms!”

Berenice Groves, Chair of the Trustees added, “This refurbishment has been completely funded with donations. We are immensely grateful and would like to sincerely thank all our supporters whose generosity has allowed us to refurbish our new accommodation to such a high standard.”