Welcome to Barrington Lodge Care Home

You'll find Barrington Lodge in Bishop Auckland, County Durham. Here, at our wonderfully friendly, PEARL-accredited and award-winning home, we enable people of all abilities to live their lives as fully and independently as possible, supported by excellent care.

We have two dedicated units all with en suite rooms - one for people with dementia, one for people with physical disabilities. Outside, we have wonderful sensory gardens which people with disabilities find particularly fulfilling.

Inside, there is a popular bar and spacious communal lounges where residents can watch TV together, spend time socialising, or enjoy some quiet time. We also offer a residents and relatives kitchenette which can be accessed on request to the staff.

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Life at Barrington Lodge Care Home

A carer and a resident

The staff at Barrington Lodge are excellent they are caring and adapt to each clients needs. My mother is currently in respite and came out of hospital bed bound. She was encouraged to regain her independence within a safe environment and can now walk short distances and can do basic tasks. Even though she has dementia she loves the staff and feels safe.

Even though she may be moving to day care I would not hesitate to recommend this home to anyone having to face the difficult decision of where to place a loved one. Should I have to place my mother anywhere permanently in the future I will come back to Barrington. The home manager and her assistant are both extremely helpful. First Class care.

Caroline Chapman, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Barrington Lodge Care Home

My Mother was admitted to Barrington Lodge after a sudden onset of ill health and initially for only two weeks respite care. During her stay she regularly stated how well looked after she was and how safe she felt.
Sadly after only ten days, there was a rapid decline in my Mother's health and she died 23 days after admission. The care she and we, her family, received during this very difficult time was second to none. We stayed with Mam 24 hours each day for a week. During this time we were looked after by the staff.
From Management to Nursing Staff and Carers and including the chef who made space for us to store food and drink in the fridge, along with the ladies who did the laundry, offering refreshments at 06:00 hours each day. Each and every member of staff showed, caring, dignity and respect to both Mam and her family. The care she received was tremendous, loving, tender and with so much respect. Anyone looking for an establishment to care for their loved ones should look no further than Barrington Lodge, Bishop Auckland. I truthfully cannot find one point on which they fail to excel and I have been a registered Nurse for 43 years.

Angela M Graham, Daughter of Resident/Service User at Barrington Lodge Care Home

I am happy living here.

Mary Kathleen Clarrson, Resident / Service User at Barrington Lodge Care Home

Dad was transferred to Barrington Lodge having been in care for 5 years. His conditions were becoming more complex and difficult to manage. The staff at Barrington took time to analyse his needs, implement appropriate care plans and ensure he was safe and had whatever quality of life and dignity he could maintain. They kept me informed of his issues at all times (I live 100miles away) The staff were caring and sensitive to our needs as well as dads.

Alan Bell, Son of Resident/Service User at Barrington Lodge Care Home

Staff were fabulous! Lovely over the phone, as I live in North Shields. Provided fantastic end of life care. How it should be. Room my aunt was in was lovely, very personal touches. Memories of a wonderful life. After 33 years as palliative care head for the respiratory team at North Tyneside I was very impressed. Excellent quality of care as it should be.

Linda Carling, Niece of Resident/Service User at Barrington Lodge Care Home

Types of care

Residential care

This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...

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Dementia care

People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...

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Nursing care

Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...

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Respite care

Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Barrington Lodge Care Home whether...

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End of life / palliative care

It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....

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Intermediate care

Also known as "step-up, step-down", or rehabilitation care, intermediate care offers an alternative...

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Facilities & services

Making care special is at the heart of Barrington Lodge Care Home in Bishop Auckland. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.

  • All ensuite
  • All single rooms
  • On site hairdressing
  • Library
  • Quiet lounge
  • TV lounge
  • Bar
  • Lifts
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Sensory gardens
  • Flat screen TV in lounge
  • Wi-fi

Our news

BJN-Nursing-Awards-2017

21 Mar 2017

Four Seasons Health Care were well represented at the finals of the British Journal of Nursing Awards earlier this month with four colleagues flying the flag for the organisation.

Gary Cousins was a runner up in the Infection Control and Prevention Nurse category, Colin Sheeran was a runner up in the Mental Health Nurse of the Year category and Joanne Strain was a runner up in the British Nurse of the Year category.

However, further plaudits need to be given to Alana Irvine who was crowned the Nutritional Nurse of the Year, after being nominated by colleagues for her continued commitment to residents’ nutrition.

Alana has been part of the driving force behind Four Seasons nutrition innovations to meet the varying needs of the people in our care. We are able to monitor residents’ nutritional needs, with technology that flags up weight loss, whether a resident has difficulty swallowing or needs assistance when eating or drinking to the care team.

Nutrition is something we take very seriously here at Four Seasons and Alana’s win recognises all of the hard work done across the board in this area.

Care Awards Logo

10 Nov 2016

Sandra Brown, Regional Manager for Durham has been crowned Regional Manager of the Year for the North East of England, South West and Bristol in the Four Seasons Health Care Awards 2016 and is through to the national finals.

These are the 1st Four Season’s Care Awards and this year over 700 people were nominated for awards by care home residents, colleagues and visitors. All entries have been of a very high standard making the judging process a difficult one. However, a winner had to be chosen and the nomination for Sandra demonstrated how she continues to make a difference and provide special resident experiences on a daily basis.

During the judging process for the Regional Manager of the Year award, the panel was looking at a number of different factors including the individual demonstrating exceptional leadership skills and the ability to prioritise the day to day challenges of the role. This individual has supported their homes and helped them to achieve the company’s strategic priorities whilst managing external stakeholders and keeping special resident experiences at the centre of everything they do.

Sandra was nominated by a colleague. His nomination read: “Sandra’s ability to organise her time and focus has supported all the teams in her region to produce all the necessary documentation that is required ensuring that they are compliant. When things are tough, Sandra is always there to cheer us up and always makes the supportive call to give us necessary encouragement. She is very deserving of the Regional Manager of the Year accolade.”

As the winner for the North East of England, South West and Bristol, Sandra is automatically through to the national Four Season’s Care Awards finals. She will meet a panel of judges in for the last round of judging and will then join finalists from across the UK in Birmingham for a special event to celebrate their achievements and discover if they have won a national award.

Amanda Cunningham, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in the North East of England, South West and Bristol, said: “Sandra is a very worthy winner of this award. She has all the necessary skills and runs a very tight ship ensuring that everyone in her region is compliant with regulations. Any issues are sorted quickly, and she’s always on hand to offer support to anyone who needs it. Congratulations Sandra!”

The Care Awards were open to employees from all Four Seasons homes across the UK and central team members to celebrate their commitment in the delivery of high-quality services to 14,000 residents cared for in more than 300 locations.

The 14 categories have been created to recognise excellence in a variety of roles across the organisation ranging from ‘Registered Nurse of the Year’ to ‘Care Home Manager of the Year’. We also wanted to recognise the hard the dedication and commitment from our residents, their relatives and volunteers.

Tim Hammond, CEO of Four Seasons Health Care said: “The award categories are all really important as we want to highlight the fantastic people we have working here in our organization. However, I believe it is important to acknowledge the special people who go above and beyond to help others in the community, and this is why our ‘Resident or Relative Contribution’ and ‘Volunteer of the Year’ awards are so important to us.

“I look forward to seeing all of our Regional winners at the National Finals in December.”

Story-Telling

17 Jun 2016

Today, Friday 17th June marks Care Home Day, an opportunity for Care Homes across the UK to open their doors to the local community. The theme for this year is celebration, with the biggest celebration of the year being the Queen’s 90th birthday.

“With this is mind we wanted to celebrate everyone turning 90 this year,” said CEO Tim Hammond. “We have over 680 residents celebrating their 90th birthday throughout the year, and I want to wish them all many happy returns.

“As part of our celebrations, we’ve had a chat with some of our residents and they in turn wanted to share their stories with you, showing how much things have changed over the last 90 years. Some of the stories are very interesting and I’d urge everyone to go and have a read of them.”

The 41 residents below all wanted to share a bit about themselves with you. They’ve also shared any memories they have of the Queen, with some having some interesting recollections.

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If you'd like to arrange a visit to Barrington Lodge Care Home in Bishop Auckland, or talk to us about our care options, please call, email, or fill in the contact form.

Care home manager: Jane Storey

Berkshire Place, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6XX

01388 223 613

01388 605405

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