Care for the elderly in Northumberland.
Fees rates and charges are reviewed annually in March. Residents will be informed of any increase 28 days before the commencement of any increase.
The weekly room fees charged for self-funded residents range from £698.33 – £838.01 inclusive of tax, depending on the size, facilities and location of the room.
Weekly nursing fees (known as Funded Nursing Care) are paid by the NHS at £165.56 per week for those who are assessed as requiring nursing care and are paid in addition to the weekly room fee.
|Room Type||Room Fees
(room and residential care)
|Graham Grant Wing. Traditional standard sized rooms 8 – 11. Facilities provided include overhead tracking and en suite toilet and handbasin.
First floor. Traditional standard sized rooms 23 and 24. Facilities provided include en suite toilet and handbasin
|£698.33 per week
£3026.10 per calendar month
|Ground floor. Traditional standard sized rooms 13 and 15. Facilities provided include overhead tracking, en suite shower, toilet and handbasin
First floor. Traditional standard sized rooms 16 and 26. Facilities provided include overhead tracking, en suite shower, toilet and handbasin
Ground floor. Traditional standard sized room 14. Facilities provided include overhead tracking, en suite shower, toilet and handbasin
First floor. Traditional standard sized rooms
18, 20, 21. Facilities provided include en suite shower, toilet and handbasin
First Floor. Traditional standard sized room 22. Facilities include en suite toilet and handbasin
|£715.09 per week
£3098.72 per calendar month
|Graham Grant Wing. Modern larger sized rooms 1-7. Facilities provided include overhead tracking, en suite shower, toilet and handbasin
First floor. Traditional larger sized room 17
Facilities provided include en suite shower, toilet and handbasin
|£726.27 per week
£3147.17 per calendar month
|Ground floor. Traditional larger sized room 12. Facilities provided include en suite shower, toilet and handbasin
First Floor. Modern larger sized rooms 19, 25 and rooms 27 – 32
Facilities provided include overhead tracking, en suite shower, toilet and handbasin
|£838.01 per week
£3631.38 per calendar month
|Graham Grant Wing Community Respite Room 7. Facilities provided include overhead tracking, en suite shower, toilet and handbasin. This is free to users as fees have been secured by Charlotte Straker’s fundraising initiatives in the community.|
Private respite care – arrangements can be made for private respite care, subject to the availability of rooms, with fees based on the room rates shown above.
Room fees will not be increased if your health condition deteriorates or decreased if your health condition improves.
If you are initially self-funded and your capital drops below a certain level, you may become eligible for Local Authority support for your fees. Please see immediately below for arrangements which operate in these circumstances.
Northumberland County Council weekly local authority fees for 2019-2020 are paid at £562.50.
Terms specific to Local Authority funded residents
Top-up fee arrangements for Local Authority funded residents:
If your Local Authority assess you and agree they will assist you with the payment of your fees, please be aware Charlotte Straker’s gross weekly room fee exceeds the amount paid by the Local Authority. Therefore a third party contribution or ‘Top Up’ payment will be needed to meet the full cost of care provided As a guide, if you have assets in excess of £23,250 you will have to meet the full cost yourself (refer to page 5 of CS Application for Admission).
Fees are collected monthly by Standing Order on the 1st of the month (in advance). If you are eligible for funded nursing care, an amount will be paid by the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group specifically for the nursing element of your care.
NHS Continuing Health Care (CHC Funding)
If your care needs increase significantly, you may be assessed by the local NHS as eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding. This is paid when a person develops significant ongoing healthcare needs. In Northumberland this is paid directly to Charlotte Straker Project by Northumberland County Council by arrangement with Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group as a residential fee and a Funded Nursing Care fee combined. You will note that this fee is significantly lower than the actual cost of care to CSP. However, apart from a change in financial payment arrangements your care will continue to be provided in your usual room without any change.
If a room is available, and a resident requests this to be reserved for their later admission, residents will be asked to pay room fees from the date the room is reserved. If there is any delay in the move, then we will review these arrangements and ensure that we act in a fair manner to you.
Description of services included in room fees
Description of services available (at an additional cost)
ADAPT North East, based in Hexham operates a community transport scheme. Transport is regularly booked to provide accessible transport to enable our residents to access a range of outings. ADAPT transport is paid for by Charlotte Straker and provided free of charge to residents.
Family or friends are always welcome to share a meal with loved ones. The cost of lunch is currently £6, tea is £5, and Sunday Lunch is £6.50 for family members or friends.
Routine hospital/other medical appointments.
If families are unable to take residents to medical appointments, transport and staff escorts can be organised if required. The Office Manager will issue an invoice to residents or family members (where appropriate) to cover the cost of transport and staff escort if required. The cost of providing a staff escort is currently £15.00 per hour.