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

FSHC-TJ-Award-Success-Dec-2017

11 Dec 2017

Four Seasons Health Care picked up three accolades on Tuesday 5th December 2017 at the Training Journal (TJ) Awards. Winning three categories meant that Four Seasons Health Care led the way, as they were the only organisation to win in multiple categories.

Who were the winners?

The Dementia Care Framework won the ‘Best Change Management Programme’, which is a fantastic achievement and further highlights the positive impact this is having on the lives of people living in Four Seasons homes with dementia.

The Judges commented: “We recognise Four Health Care work in the field of dementia care as innovative and thorough in its approach, being both effective and transformative. It had a bold vision that was well executed in a challenging environment.”

The Care Home Nursing Journal (CNJ), Four Seasons’ very own internal publication to develop nurse knowledge and share best practice won its category of ‘Best Organisational Development Programme'.

The Judges commented: “The design of this intervention, which on the surface appears very simple, completely meets the needs of the organisation and has had significant impact. A particular strength was that Four Seasons Health Care decided to make these resources freely available to anyone, making the impact even greater and is improving healthcare outcomes in care homes everywhere.”

The CNJ is available to view on the Four Seasons website here.

Finally, Louise Morris the Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Lead won the main award of the night and was crowned the ‘Learning and Development Professional of the Year’.

The Judges stated: “Louise has had a transformational impact, not only on the learning and development of staff at Four Seasons Health Care, but also on the well-being of residents. Through a review of an existing programme, Louise drove design and improvement which has had significant benefits through improved care, staff practice and confidence and commitment to their work and professional development.”

More information about the role of a CHAP is available on the Four Seasons website here.

Congratulations to everyone on this fantastic achievement!

FSHC-Care-Awards-Launch-2017

8 Dec 2017

Earlier this year we launched our Four Seasons Care Awards to celebrate and commend all of the hard work and dedication of the teams working to make a difference to the lives of those in their care.

Over 700 people were nominated by care home residents, colleagues and visitors in a number of categories. These have been whittled down via shortlisting and we’re pleased to announce our Regional Winners.

Scotland, Wales, South West England and Bristol

Carer/Support Worker – Sue Harbour Gove (Cumbrae Lodge Care Home)

Senior Care Assistant – Catherine Davies (Ty Gwynno Care Home)

Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant – Lavinia Rose (Havencourt Care Home)

Registered Nurse – Nim Manola (Kingsmead Care Home)

Dementia Care Champion – Louise Longmuir (Lammermuir Care Home)

Specialist Services Champion Kim Matthews (Campsie View Care Home)

Personal Activities Lead Champion – Nancy Canavan (Carrickstone House Care Home)

Support Team Member – David Mortiboys (Oaktree Care Home)

Deputy Home Manager Lee Gove (Cumbrae Lodge Care Home)

Registered Care Home Manager Rhona McGregor (Havencourt Care Home)

Resident or Relative Contribution – John Kelland (Ty Gwynno Care Home)

Volunteer of the Year Mary Ginter (Gotton Manor Care Home)

Our Values Champion – Monica turner (Carrickstone House Care Home)

Regional Manager of the Year – Anne-Marie McKeich (Lothian)

North East England

Carer/Support Worker Edwin Horn (Howdon Care Centre)

Senior Care Assistant Jean Thompson (Brockwell Court Care Home)

Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant Craig Lee (Astell Care Centre)

Registered Nurse – Megan Williams (South Park Care Home)

Dementia Care Champion – Glynis Toland (Northlea Court Care Home – South Quay Care Home)

Specialist Services Champion – Lisa Ramsey (Astell Care Centre)

Personal Activities Lead Champion – PAL Team - Janet Storey, Jade Richards and Dawn Parr (Howdon Care Centre)

Support Team Member – Julie Stonehouse (Dene Grange Care Home)

Deputy Home Manager Shanti Annapureddy (Hillside Lodge Care Home)

Registered Care Home Manager – Sharon Smith (Langley Park Care Home)

Resident or Relative Contribution – Ashley Wright (The Laurels Care Home)

Volunteer – Keith Atkinson (Rosemount Care Home)

Our Values Champion – Jo Loughans (Southfield Court Care Home)

Regional Manager – Kim Richardson (Sunderland and South Tyneside and Darlington)

North West England

Carer/Support Worker – Val Walton (Brimington Care Home)

Senior Care Assistant – Daniella Burns (Ashcroft Care Home)

Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant – Vicky Bird (Pennine Lodge Care Home)

Registered Nurse of the Year – Christine Bradley (The Vale Care Home)

Dementia Care Champion – Debra Davison (Highfield Hall Care Home)

Specialist Services Champion – Rachael Owens (Grove House Care Home)

Personal Activities Lead Champion Alison Richards (The Cedars and Larches Care Home)

Support Team Member – Moira Jones (NW Regional Support)

·Deputy Home Manager Nichola Birkett (Regency Care Home)

Registered Care Home Manager Helen Baston (Ashcroft Care Home)

Resident or Relative Contribution – Lynn Meadows (Bebington Care Home)

Volunteer – Jean Booth (Tall Oaks Care Home)

Our Values Champion – Melissa Johnson (Heywood Court Care Home)

Regional Manager – Catherine Smith (Derbyshire)

England East

Carer/Support Worker Graham Boardman (Beech House Care Home)

Senior Care Assistant Clare Illand (Pellon Care Centre)

Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant Sian Plant (Balmoral Care Home)

Registered Nurse – Alison Slater (Evedale Care Home)

Dementia Care Champion – Jessica Taylor (Layden Court Care Home)

Specialist Services Champion – Katy Davies (Churchfield Care Home)

Personal Activities Lead Champion Barbara Blakemore (Westroyd House Care Home)

Support Team Member – Sharon Arrowsmith (Fernwood Court Care Home)

Deputy Home Manager – Jayne Appleton (Windsor House Care Home)

Registered Care Home Manager Jenny Hololob (Layden Court Care Home)

Resident or Relative Contribution Angela and Brian Sparks (The Lodge Care Home)

Volunteer Elizabeth Wharram (Woodview Care Home)

Our Values Champion – James Irving (The Lodge Care Home)

Regional Manager – Jayne Clark (Lincs and Humber)

South East England

Carer/Support Worker John Appiah (Ross Wyld Care Home)

Senior Care Assistant Angela Coles (Hopes Green Care Home)

Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant of the Year Yvonne Kane (Copper Beeches Care Home)

Registered Nurse – Martina Gleeson (Ladyville Lodge Care Home)

Dementia Care Champion – Charlotte Fraser-Alix (Summerdale Court Care Home)

Specialist Services Champion – Pauline Dillon (Beechcare Care Home)

Personal Activities Lead Champion – Mary Tanner (Copper Beeches Care Home)

Support Team Member – Karen Frost (Romford Grange Care Home)

Deputy Home Manager Kerry Miller (Hopes Green Care Home)

Registered Care Home Manager – James McElhinney (Alexandra Care Home)

Resident or Relative Contribution – George Newton (Bracknell Care Home)

Volunteer – Jeanette Darrell (Cedar Court Care Home)

Our Values Champion – PAL Team - Anna Loska, Agneiska Richardson, Ursula Gardas (Kingfisher House Care Home)

Regional Manager – Ian Buckland (South East)

Northern Ireland

Carer/Support Worker Rachel Hylands (Seapatrick Care Home)

Senior Care Assistant Sharon Reid (Annahilt Care Home)

Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant Tammy Hagan and Emma Burns (Hawthorn House Care Home)

Registered Nurse – Princess Lidasan (Lisburn Intermediate Care Centre)

Dementia Care Champion – Claire Devlin (Castle Lodge Care Home)

Specialist Services Champion – Melanie Reyes (Castle Lodge Care Home)

Personal Activities Lead Champion Sam Bright (Sandringham Care Home)

Support Team Member of the Year – Bridgeen Young (Arches Care Home)

Deputy Home Manager of the Year Maphi Sanchez (Arches Care Home)

Registered Care Home Manager Naomi Graham (Annahilt Care Home)

Resident or Relative Contribution – Martin Rice (Holywood Care Home)

Volunteer Jacob Orr (Comber Care Home)

Our Values Champion Louisa Rea (Lough Foyle and North Regional Manager)

Regional Manager – Janice Brown (Belfast and Newtownabbey)

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 all the residents cared for in more than 260 locations.

The 14 categories have been created to recognise excellence in a variety of roles across the organisation ranging from ‘Carer/Support Worker of the Year’ to ‘Personal Activities Lead Champion’. 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: “Our Annual Care Awards are such a special occasion. It is our event where we recognise and celebrate our colleagues who go the extra mile to ensure those living with us have the very best experience.

"The quality of the nominations this year have been outstanding – and I know it has been a difficult process for our Regional Managers and Managing Directors to select our Regional Winners. I congratulate them and look forward to seeing them all at our Annual Care Awards ceremony in February.”

Hallgarth-Care-Home-Durham-The-Silver-Liners-Nov-2017

27 Nov 2017

Hallgarth Care Home in Durham had the pleasure of welcoming back their friends ‘The Silver Liners’, a group of 7 Ukulele players for an afternoon of music and song.

The gig included music local to the North East of England including: ‘When the boat comes in’, ‘The Keel Row’ and ‘Blaydon Races’ and got everyone’s feet tapping and hands clapping. Everyone then enjoyed a good old sing along with songs including ‘Hello Mary Lou’, ‘Daisy, Daisy’, ‘Pack up your troubles’ and ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary’, with a little rock and roll, the Twist and some Gospel music thrown in.

Angela Muir, Home Manager, said: “It really was an afternoon with a bit of something to suit everyone. Of course they gang couldn’t come along without a tribute to George Formby whom made the Ukulele famous with ‘Leaning on the Lamp Post’. The afternoon was finished off nicely with tea, cheese scones and a good old chat.”

Are you looking for a care home in Durham? Hallgarth Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.

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Berkshire Place, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6XX

01388 581425

01388 605405

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