Welcome to Dolphin View Care Home

You'll find Dolphin View on the harbour in Amble, Northumberland.

Here we provide person-centred general nursing and residential care, in a friendly and welcoming environment. We encourage residents' families to become involved with our home and its daily activities, and aim to promote dignity, choice and respect for everyone

Ours is a purpose-built nursing home with ample car parking for visitors. We have two floors which can be accessed by stairs or passenger lift, two lounges, and a dining room. There are dedicated baths and toilets for residents with disabilities, and access to a garden area which offers lovely views across the harbour.

All rooms are singles with hand basins. Bathrooms, showers and toilets are close to each bedroom and communal area.

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Life at Dolphin View Care Home

A carer and a resident

My husband has used the respite care at Dolphin View on 3 times now while I have taken a short break, he suffers from Parkinson's disease, I have found the staff to be exceptionally friendly and helpful, his medication is always given on time, and when I collect him he always reports how jovial the staff are and how well he has been looked after.
Everyone working in Dolphin View seem to to really care about the patients, this is a great comfort when you are leaving a loved one even for a short break.

Kathleen Jones, Wife of Resident/Service User at Dolphin View Care Home

I have been in the home three years now and I feel better than ever. I am very well looked after by all the staff. I like all the staff they are very good. The meals are very good, I have put on a lot of weight since I moved in due to the healthy eating and all my friends and family say I look better. I find the activities very good and I get taken out for walks which I enjoy. The home is in a lovely location overlooking the sea. I am not far from my family and friends. I find the new manager very good, she has made some good changes and think she is going to do the home the world of good.

Sarah Nelson, Resident / Service User at Dolphin View Care Home

It's excellent, we are well fed and well looked after. Everyone's very helpful.

Margaret Darling, Resident / Service User at Dolphin View Care Home

I highly recommend Dolphin View. Staff, food, rooms are lovely. A very friendly atmosphere.

Elizabeth Ann Trotter, Resident / Service User at Dolphin View Care Home

Absolutely over the moon with my standard of care. The staff, management need a medal. Very friendly and caring.

James Stanton, Resident / Service User at Dolphin View Care Home

A very good home. Staff very friendly and caring. Kiss at breakfast and dinner ha ha. I would highly recommend.

Robert Patterson, Resident / Service User at Dolphin View Care Home

I find all the carers very helpful, they have a difficult job and they do it very well. We go out on the bus and have lots of activities. I highly recommend the home to other potential residents.

Sadie Nelson, Resident / Service User at Dolphin View Care Home

A very friendly caring environment. Food and rooms are inviting. Would recommend this establishment, lots of entertainment. I am very happy here.

Robert Lightfoot, Resident / Service User at Dolphin View Care Home

The home is very good , it's very clean and the food is good. The bedrooms are lovely. The staff are very pleasant. If you want anything you get it. The staff will go out of their way for you, you can't get better than that.

Joan Gilliard, Resident / Service User at Dolphin View Care Home

I have been here just over 8 years. I like the company. We are lucky to be here. The food is pretty good. The care staff are good. We are lucky I have had home help in the past and they were no good you can't do much in the time they are there. We have everything here.

Willie Davies, Resident / Service User at Dolphin View 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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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 Dolphin View 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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Specialist care

Dolphin View Care Home also offers specialist help for adults and young people with different...

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Facilities & services

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

  • All single rooms
  • On site hairdressing
  • Library
  • Quiet lounge
  • TV lounge
  • Lifts
  • Flat screen TV in rooms
  • Flat screen TV in lounge
  • Personal telephone
  • Wi-fi

Our news


16 Nov 2017

Four Seasons Health Care were finalists in nine categories at this year’s LaingBuisson Awards, and at the awards ceremony on Wednesday 15th November, the organisation was awarded with a well-deserved award.

The LaingBuisson Awards recognise and celebrate industry excellence and innovative services in the public, private and third sectors.

Four Seasons Health Care scooped the award in the ‘Nursing Practice’ category in recognition of the innovative approach to the advancement of nursing knowledge and nursing education within the care home sector.

Our Care Home Nursing Journal (CNJ) along with our individual Nursing Twitter channel (@FSHCNurses) won plaudits with the judges for being totally unique within the care sector.

Furthermore, there was a recognition of the achievements of the front-line nurses who have written articles, presented at conferences, won scholarships and been finalists at numerous nursing awards in the past 12 months. Again, these achievements are unique within the care sector.

Joanne Strain, Head of Nursing, said: “This is a terrific result for Four Seasons Health Care and real recognition of our growing influence amongst care home nurses in the UK. This is only the start of our journey and I want to dedicate this award to all our tremendous nurses across the FSHC family”.

Carol Cousins, Northern Ireland Managing Director, also commented on the award success. She said: “This award is recognition for inspirational nurse leaders in creating the first clinical nursing journal in the independent care home sector – well done to all involved”.

While CNJ editorial board member, and Clinical Lead Nurse of Cameron House Care Home in Bury, Craig Priestley stated: “I’m so proud we won – the CNJ is one of the best learning resources we have for Four Seasons Nurses. It has shaped and improved nursing practice and helped to improve quality of life – well done to all involved in its production!”

If you’d like to take a look at the award winning journal, it’s available on the Four Seasons website in the publications area.


9 Aug 2017

Marjorie, a resident at Dolphin View Care Home in Northumberland shared her very special RAF retirement gifts and memories with representatives from the organisation’s museum.

Jacqueline Bird, Home Manager, said: “Marjorie was presented with a number of gifts when she left the RAF. She presented the representatives from the RAF Museum with a table, a picture of her in her uniform and her identity book, all of which will be displayed. Marjorie is very proud of her RAF career and we’re so happy she can share her memories with future generations.”

Are you looking for a care home in Northumberland? Dolphin View Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and specialist care.


4 Aug 2017

Following on from the success of last year’s Four Season’s Care Awards, which saw 1,200 nominations and over 80 colleagues, residents and volunteers receiving accolades both at a regional and national level.

This year’s awards are now open!

You can nominate people for the following categories:

  • Care Assistant/Support Worker of the Year
  • Senior Care Assistant of the Year
  • Care Home Assistant Practitioner/Senior Nursing Care Assistant (CHAP/SNCA) of the Year
  • Registered Nurse of the Year
  • Dementia Care Champion
  • Specialist Services Champion
  • Personal Activities Lead Champion
  • Support Team Member of the Year
  • Regional and Central Support Team Member of the Year
  • Deputy Home Manager of the Year
  • Registered Care Home Manager of the Year
  • Regional Manager of the Year
  • Resident or Relative Contribution
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Our Values Champion

For more information about the categories visit our Care Awards page here. You can nominate colleagues, residents or volunteers from your home here. The deadline for nominations is 5pm on 30th September 2017.

Who will be your 2017 champions?

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

Care home manager: Jacqueline Bird

Harbour Road, Amble, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 0AP

01665 751517

01665 713223

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