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South Burn Terrace
New Herrington
Houghton Le Spring
Tyne and Wear


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Care Type Care Home
Care Category Residential | Dementia | Respite
Availability Yes
Live Rating
Weekly Prices From £807.78
Regulator's Rating Not Yet Rated
Meet The Manager

Rachel Rennie-Doran is Manager at The Grange Care Home.

Having worked in care for the last 10 years, I started my career as a carer and have worked hard in that time to achieve a Level 5 in Health and Social care and have been a Home Manager for the last year.  I have a wide range of knowledge having worked in a variety of care settings, including residential, dementia and nursing homes.

I am passionate about The Grange care home and making sure that it is a safe and caring place for all those who live here.

In my spare time I love to spend time with my husband, dog and our family, going on trips and holidays together as well as going to watch the football.

Rachel Rennie-Doran

The Grange is a newly refurbished residential care home in New Herrington, Houghton-le-Spring situated within the vicinity of County Durham and the Tyne and Wear area.

Houghton-le-Spring is a quiet village with a growing community, friendly neighbourhood and tranquil atmosphere. Its close proximity to Sunderland, Durham and Washington provides easy access to local shops, pubs, restaurants, parks and major roads particularly the A1 and A19.

The Grange Care Home The Grange Care Home 01914 994 730 South Burn Terrace, New Herrington, Houghton Le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH4 7AW
Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Walking Frame.
Medication By Mouth.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Mild Forgetfulness.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
Respite Care Yes

Autumna has invited care providers to evidence the infection control measures they are carrying out, above and beyond those laid out by the government, in order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

Infection Control Initiatives in place
safe-tick Independent Assessments We have been independently assessed in our approach to infection control.
Connectivity for resident testing, monitoring & communications

Infection control and the safety of both residents and staff often requires quarantine measures and the isolation of care home residents. To test, monitor and allow residents to communicate with relatives, the prevalence of room-level connectivity within the home is becoming increasingly relevant.

Wireless Internet access (WiFi)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Mobile Phone Network Coverage (mobile “signal”)

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Telephone for external calling

The Care Organisation has not indicated availability

Family Portal

Yes, our care home has provides families with a family portal. Find out more about Family Portals.

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Our Building and Facilities

We have spacious lounge on all floors which are designed to create an atmosphere where our residents can feel relaxed and at-home. With plenty of space, lighting and stylish interior design, our lounge is a perfect place to spend time watching television, reading books and newspapers, engaging with a range of activities provided by our experienced staff. Residents can also enjoy the outdoor with our secured garden and patio lounge during warm sunny days.

Is Our Home Purpose Built

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Activities Room, Dining Rooms, Sitting Rooms, TV Lounges.

What Else Do We Provide
Assisted Bathroom, Beauty Salon, Chiropodist, Dentist, GP, Hairdressers, Lift, Optician, Smoking Area.

Our Garden
Communal Garden, Communal Patio, Private Garden(s), Seating, Wheelchair Friendly Access.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Electronic Visitor Register.


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Our bedrooms are decorated to give a homely feel, with ample space and provided with en-suite toilet and shower facilities, television, furniture and intercall system whenever assistance is required.

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 35
Number Of Ensuite Rooms 35

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Step Free Access.

Room Facilities
Internet Access, Wifi.

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Weekly Fees Start From Fee
Residential Fees From / Price Per Week £807.78
Residential Dementia Fees From / Price Per Week £835.30
Respite Fees From / Price Per Week £807.78

Funding Types
Local Authority Sunderland
Region North East
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
We Accept Local Authority Funding Yes
We Accept NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes
We Accept Local Authority funding with a Third Party Top-Up Yes

Choice Dining Logo

Choice Dining is a food-focused accreditation designed to give care-seekers like yourself the ability to consider and compare the dining experience within different care settings.

To be awarded the Choice Dining badge, a care home will have committed to delivering exceptional dining experiences with a strong focus on preference, individuality, hygiene and the environment. You can explore the specifics of all participating homes in the tab below to learn more about the food on offer, how it is served and presented and what they’re doing to cater for your personal taste. Find out more about Choice Dining.

Styles of Food Pink tick icon Gluten-free Pink tick icon Pureed Pink tick icon Vegan Pink tick icon Vegetarian
Dining Locations Pink tick icon Bedroom Dining Pink tick icon Café Pink tick icon Lounge/Diner
Dining Styles Pink tick icon Hot Trolley Pink tick icon Room Service
Hospitality Pink tick icon Guests are welcome for dinner (Covid permitting)
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The preparation, nutritional value and presentation of food.

Pink tick icon Attractive drinks and adaptive cups/glasses are available and accessible where needed.

Pink tick icon Individual dietary needs are person centred.

Pink tick icon Meals reflect the nutritional needs of the residents.

Pink tick icon Our menu has been verified by a registered nutritional therapist or dietitian.

Pink tick icon Our menu is balanced.

Pink tick icon Snacks are provided for residents that require texture-modified food.

Pink tick icon Sweet and savoury foods are provided between meals (this does not just include cakes and biscuits).

Pink tick icon Hot Trolley

Pink tick icon Room Service

A critical component for good health.

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Pink tick icon 5 Star Rated by UK Food Standards.

Pink tick icon Hand hygiene for both residents and staff.

Pink tick icon We are following best practice including NICE guidelines as a standard.

Pink tick icon We are conducting internal and/or 3rd party food safety audits.

Pink tick icon We have allergen management policies in place.

A freedom to eat the food you want, when you want it.

Pink tick icon A Private Dining room is bookable for residents and their families.

Pink tick icon Families are invited for meals [Covid permitting].

Pink tick icon Residents dining in their own room have the same food options as elsewhere.

Pink tick icon Residents dining in their own room have their food presented to same standard as elsewhere.

Pink tick icon Residents have access to Dining Room.

Pink tick icon Residents have the option of dining in their own room.

Pink tick icon Staff also dine themselves with the residents they support.

Pink tick icon Staff sit with the residents they support when they dine.

Pink tick icon Residents can order food not on the menu, or have access to an ‘evergreen menu’.

Pink tick icon Residents have access to a flexible meal service beyond defined times.

Pink tick icon More than one option is available at mealtimes for all residents, including those with special and theraputic diets.

Pink tick icon Residents with dementia are shown food or visual menus to help them decide.

Pink tick icon There is a weekly menu.

Pink tick icon We offer catering for special events.

Pink tick icon Residents are involved in the creation of the menu.

Pink tick icon The best interest choices are made for residents unable to make their own choices.

Understanding the wants and requirements of every individual be it cultural, religious or dietary.

Pink tick icon Gluten-free food can be served.

Pink tick icon Vegan food can be served.

Pink tick icon Vegetarian food can be served.

Pink tick icon We can support people with Diabetes.

Delivering a respectful and quality service.

Pink tick icon Residents are given appropriate and dignified crockery / glassware and cutlery.

Pink tick icon Staff are hospitality trained to present / serve meals.

Pink tick icon Tables are well laid.

Pink tick icon We have food theme days/nights.

Pink tick icon Staff understand and pre-empt potential meal-time behaviours which can impact nutritional intake.

Pink tick icon Staff always use appropriate and dignified language (e.g. it is an ‘apron’ not a ‘bib’).

Pink tick icon We promote an inclusive dining experience.

Pink tick icon There are no unnecessary disruptions during mealtimes.

Being environmentally and socially responsible and thoughtful.

Pink tick icon We correctly dispose of our waste.

Pink tick icon We have a waste management system.

Pink tick icon We monitor our food waste.

Pink tick icon Our energy usage is well maintained.

Activities Are So Important

We understand the need of recreation and entertainment for our residents so we bring a good balance to make living with us an enjoyable and pleasant experience. We think outside-the-box with our events, parties and activities which are organised regularly to entertain our residents as well as our staff. We make living and working in our care home something to look forward to every day.

We also use a system called Oomph Wellness (OOMPH! Wellness: The leading supplier of wellness services to the UK care sector
Oomph Wellness, part of Person Centred Software offers various services focused on wellbeing and activities for residents and staff.  

Empower staff with professional wellbeing and activity training!

Revolutionise individual wellbeing with personalised, expert activities!  

Boost physical and emotional health with measurable outcomes!

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Activities At Home
1 to 1 Activities, Animal Petting, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Cooking, Crafts, Crosswords, Dancing, Excursions, Flower Arranging, Gardening, Knitting / Embroidery, Music Entertainment, Painting, Pet Therapy, Quiz Games, Religious Services, Reminiscence, Residents' Committee, Singing, Themed Events, Visiting Entertainment, Word Games.

Activities Outside Our Home
Cinema, Garden Centre, Local Tourist Attractions, Park, Pub, Shopping, Shopping Centre, Theatre.
Can You Bring Your Pet

South Burn Terrace
New Herrington
Houghton Le Spring
Tyne and Wear

Regulator: CQC

Not yet rated.

Bus Stop nearby, Car Park.

Places of Worship
Anglican Church.

Nearby Services
Chemist, Church, Local Walks & Bike Rides, Park, Pub, Restaurant, Shops.

Frequently asked questions about The Grange Care Home

The Grange Care Home provides Residential, Dementia and Respite care.
The Grange Care Home has 35 rooms.
Prices for The Grange Care Home start from £807.78 per week.
The Grange Care Home is owned by Exclusive Care Group.
Yes. The Grange Care Home does offer Residential care.
Yes. The Grange Care Home does offer Respite care.
Yes. The Grange Care Home does provide care for people with Dementia.
The Grange Care Home comes under Sunderland.
The Grange Care Home accepts Local Authority clients.
The Grange Care Home accepts NHS Continuing Healthcare clients.
Rachel Rennie-Doran is the manager of The Grange Care Home.

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