also known as: Nursing home, Residential care, Rest home.
Information about care homes for people who need a high level of support due to illness or disability
Care Homes in Northumberland for Older People
We aim to help people maintain their independence and to stay in
their own homes for as long as possible. However, for people whose
disability or illness is so serious that they cannot realistically
stay in their own homes, moving into a care home may be an
Care homes provide care, accommodation and board for people who
need a high level of support. They are required by law to be
registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
People who live in Northumberland and need this level of care can
get financial support from the County Council, through its
partnership with Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, if
they are not able to afford the fees themselves. You should contact
our care management service if you wish to explore this option.
If you live in the County and need support, we are responsible for
arranging this, even if you prefer to move to a care home somewhere
else (for instance to be near relatives).
This list of
care homes shows registered homes for older people in
Northumberland. Further information can be found on the Care
Quality Commission website (www.tinyurl.com/OPhomes).
We visit care homes each year to check how well they meet our
quality standards. Homes shown in the list as Band 1 met our
standards very well when we visited in 2012; homes in Band 4 met
the standards least well. However all homes on this list that
are currently taking new residents provide at least an acceptable
quality of service, and you may wish to choose a home which scored
less well in our assessment, for instance because of its
Occasionally, a home has temporary problems which mean that it
cannot guarantee to provide a good service to new residents – we
indicate this on the list as “currently not taking new residents”
where it applies. Since our visit, homes may have corrected
problems which we found last year – we recommend treating the
bandings as a guide.
We pay higher fees for higher quality – so if you will be paying us
the full cost of your place, Band 1 homes will cost you most, and
Band 4 homes least (though bandings may change from year to
Contact Adult Social Care
Telephone: 01670 536 400
Email address: Socialcare@northumbria.nhs.uk