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.
Life at Barrington Lodge Care Home
Our activities coordinators take time to plan a full, exciting programme of pastimes, diversions and outings tailored to fit individual needs. There's something going on every day which residents can take part in if they wish.
We also encourage friends and family to join us and make activities even more fulfilling.
We have a visiting chiropodist, optician, dentist and hairdresser. Everyone here enjoys the calming effect of our fantastic pony therapy.
To help residents feel more connected and secure, we've also forged close links with our local community, including social groups and the church. We hold regular coffee mornings and organise fun charity events, which everyone loves to get involved in.
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.
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.
I am happy living here.
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.
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.
Types of care
This is for those who may need some help with daily activities such as eating, washing,...
People living with dementia have different needs, so either a residential or nursing care home...
Someone may need nursing care if they have a certain physical condition or difficulties. This...
Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Barrington Lodge Care Home whether...
End of life / palliative care
It's vital that everyone gets the right care and support at this important and sensitive time....
Also known as "step-up, step-down", or rehabilitation care, intermediate care offers an alternative...
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
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Sensory gardens
- Flat screen TV in lounge
24 Apr 2017
As delayed transfers of care remain at record highs, how can we reduce unnecessary hospital stays for older people? That was the key question at an HSJ event held in association with Four Seasons Health Care.
The roundtable heard that the healthcare system often finds reasons not to deal with care home residents and looked at the success of an innovative collaboration between the NHS and care homes in Belfast.
With a collaborative approach between care homes and the NHS, older people are able to leave hospital and receive expert care, whilst assessing whether their long term future would be in their current home or a local care home. “The idea is that it would provide short term rehabilitation in conjunction with the two trusts in that area. The joint partnerships with the trusts I’ve worked with have just been amazing, and that’s what makes it work”, explained Janice Brown, Four Seasons’ regional manager for the Belfast and Newtownabbey area.
In addition to the improvements from a collaborative solution, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust reported that the joint partnership approach of providing a bed in a care home reduced their yearly cost by more than half.
You can read further thoughts and insights from the HSJ Roundtable, in association with Four Seasons Health Care, at HSJ Roundtable Guides
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.”
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.
- Asbourne Care Home in Dudley presents Edith Bennett
- Barrington Lodge Care Home in Bishop Auckland presents Malcolm Gregory
- Brandon Lodge Care Home in Brandon presents Marie Wilson
- Beechcare Care Home in Darrenth presents Catherine Papa
- Beechill Care Home in Belfast presents Betty Thompson
- Beech House Care Home in Barnton Upon Humber presents Emily Bramley
- Cardonald Care Home in Glasgow presents Lammigje McKinney
- Carnalea Care Home in Bangor presents Joan Leslie
- Chasedale Care Home in Blyth presents Robert Anderson
- Courtenay House Care Home in Kings Lynn presents Arthur John Fox
- Earlsferry House Care Home in Leven presents Alison McKay
- Gotton Manor Care Home in Taunton presents Doris Cronk
- Half Acre House Care Home in Radcliffe presents Eileen Christian
- Highfield Hall Care Home in Rossendale presents Frank West
- Hillside Lodge Care Home in Berwick Upon Tweed presents Ellen Patterson
- Hillside Lodge Care Home in Berwick Upon Tweed presents Jimmy Lowry
- Hilltop Manor Care Home in Tunstall presents Joyce Bloor
- Hollie Hill Care Home in County Durham presents Elizabeth Irving
- Hopes Green Care Home in Benfleet presents Gwendoline Stratford
- Ladymead Care Home in Swindon presents Iris Higgins
- Ladymead Care Home in Swindon presents Joan Keates
- Laurels Lodge Care Home in Aberdeen presents Elizabeth Mair
- Lisburn Care Home in County Antrim presents Letitia Mullholland
- Lydfords Care Home in Lewes presents Enid Shrimpton
- Lydfords Care Home in Lewes presents Evelyn Bannister
- Maple Lodge Care Home in Sunderland presents Alan Clark
- Maple Lodge Care Home in Sunderland presents Jane Naisby
- Millbrow Care Home in Widnes presents Francis Gee
- Park Farm Lodge Care Home in Tamworth presents Joan Halsall
- Park House Care Home in Northants present Edgar Boniface
- Pond Park Care Home in Lisburn present Raymond Lorimer
- The Cedars & Larches Care Home in Ilkeston presents Eva Harper
- The Cedars & Larches Care Home in Ilkeston presents Eva Weston
- The Court Care Home in Ballymoney presents Daniel Kane
- The Rookery Care Home in Ebbw Vale presents Doreen Watkins
- The Rookery Care Home in Ebbw Vale presents Jean McKears
- The Rookery Care Home in Ebbw Vale presents Peggy Evans
- Ty Eirin Care Home in Porth presents Ivor Coles
- Ty Eirin Care Home in Porth presents Ivy James
- Ty Eirin Care Home in Porth presents Nancy Noble
- Woodcot Lodge Care Home in Gosport presents Joan Matthews
Contact our care home
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