Low Westwood
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE17 7PL


Profile Strength
Good 67%
Care Type Care Home
Care Category Dementia | Respite | Residential
Availability Yes
Regulator's Rating Good
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Meet The Manager

Allison Donnelly is the Manager at Derwent Care Home.

My name is Allison Donnelly and I am the manager at Derwent Care Home I started work here as the home administrator. Throughout my time at Derwent I have worked my way up to become the manager in our home of which I take great pride in, and all my staff team who are very dedicated and provide high care standards to all our residents.

Derwent Care Home is situated in the Derwent Valley, within the hamlet of Low Westwood immediately to the west of Hamsterley in County Durham. The River Derwent flows at the bottom of the valley, over which the care home benefits from wide ranging and stunning views.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care, Physiotherapy.
Disability Support Hearing Impairment, Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
Respite Care Yes
Minimum Age

Our Building and Facilities

The modern and spacious home, located over three floors, has forty-four purpose built and attractively decorated en-suite bedrooms. Each floor has its own dining area and lounge spaces where residents can choose to relax. Residents and their visitors also benefit from a bright and uplifting conservatory, leading onto a secure balcony, with beautiful views over the valley.

We have access to the internet and Skype which is available for all residents, family and friends. The home can provide daily and weekly newspapers and magazines delivered as requested, we also have a hairdresser who comes into our salon twice weekly and we can arrange visits from the local dentist, optician and podiatry services. Our staff are able to offer help and support with all daily tasks such as personal care, help at mealtimes, help to complete letter writing and completing forms and documentation.

In the local village there is a regular bus service that commutes to nearby Consett, Newcastle city centre and the local Metro Centre which is one the largest shopping centres in the north east. The village also has a post office, hairdressers and barbers, church (who we work very closely with), community centre and an Italian restaurant. Our GP surgery is situated along the road from our care home and they offer our resident’s a weekly ward round as part of their service.

Is Our Home Purpose Built

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Conservatory, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
GP, Lift, Minibus, Stairlift.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Scenic Views, Seating, Secure Garden, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

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Derwent Care Home is a registered 44 bedded home that provides care for older people with both general care and dementia needs. All of our bedrooms benefit from en-suite facilities, and bedrooms are pleasantly furnished to ensure your comfort but we do encourage residents to bring in their personal items to make their room feel more homely. We have access to the internet and Skype which is available for all residents, family and friends. 

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 45
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 44

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Garden View.

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Telephone Point.

Our Photos
The Importance Of Meal Times

Our home has a warm and relaxing feel and we welcome everyone who visits us with a smile. We value your views and opinions on the service that we provide - and welcome feedback. We encourage family and friends to come and join their loved one to have a meal at our home where our chefs Carl and Yvonne provide nutritious and well-balanced meals. If requested we can arrange for you to meet up with the chefs to discuss your choices of food. We can cater for your particular likes and dislikes offering alternative dishes to suit your tastes. We also provide vegetarian and vegan dishes if required. Hot and cold drinks are provided day and night, along with snacks on request.

We Serve Food At
Afternoon Tea, All day snacks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch.

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Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions, Shopping.

Low Westwood
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE17 7PL

Regulator: CQC

Category Rating
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Read More https://api.cqc.org.uk/public/v1/reports/b2b16c18-b5fd-4934-8ec1-68d7cf5f5655
Report Published 23rd October 2019
Registration Date 28th September 2018
Bus Stop nearby, Car Park on-site, Train Station nearby.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church.

Frequently asked questions about Derwent Care Home

Derwent Care Home was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in October 2019.
Derwent Care Home provides Dementia, Respite and Residential care.
Derwent Care Home has 45 rooms.
Derwent Care Home is owned by Mariposa.
Yes. Derwent Care Home does offer Residential care.
Yes. Derwent Care Home does offer Respite care.
Yes. Derwent Care Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
Derwent Care Home comes under County Durham.
Allison Donnelly is the manager of Derwent Care Home.

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