Welcome to Wansbeck Care Home
Welcome to Wansbeck Care Home in the village of Choppington, Northumberland.
Our home is specially adapted to provide a high standard of care 24 hours a day for residents with varying needs, including specialist support, dementia care, help with everyday living, and those just needing a helping hand to retain some independence.
We also offer respite care to give home carers a much-needed break. Some people stay with us on a permanent basis, while others stay for short periods of time.
Residents can pursue their hobbies in communal and quiet lounges throughout the home. We also have a hair salon where residents can enjoy some pampering, and a small cafe, where families and residents can relax and catch up.
Life at Wansbeck Care Home
Residents get very involved with our activities coordinator to plan our programme of events. This includes arts and crafts, baking and gentle gardening, as well as quizzes and musical events.
We encourage a mix of individual and group activities, and produce a monthly newsletter to keep residents and families informed of stuff coming up. We also enjoy catering for special celebrations for residents, such as birthdays and anniversaries.
We support the UK National Dementia Strategy which ensures key life skills are maintained, building purpose and providing nurture for people with dementia. We organise group and individual activities but in our experience it's the one-to-one sessions residents find most calming and rewarding.
Mealtimes are an enjoyable and sociable part of the day. Each of our dining areas has tables laid with fresh flowers and linen, and menus are displayed to show the choices available. Snacks, fresh fruit and refreshments are provided 24 hours a day.
We have themed meals, including food and wine from around the world, and arrange special meal nights when we invite relatives and friends to come along.
I would like to say that the carers in this home is exemplary by most of the staff. The staff all treat residents with the respect and dignity they deserve. Thank you.
A very homely and friendly environment with caring staff.
I would strongly recommend this care home, the care to my dad and all resident is excellent which is most important. The cleanliness is really good also the food choices are excellent. All the staff are really friendly not only with residents but the families as well.
My Mother since living here is so much happier and physically healthier than she was when living at home with carers attending to her and her attending day centre 6 days a week. The staff are all caring and attentive.
I am very happy here in Wansbeck because I have everything I need and I get my wine and cigarettes with my weekly allowance.
Staff are very friendly. I'm completely satisfied in Wansbeck, i wouldn't want to be anywhere else.
Staff are excellent, giving a high standard of care throughout.
Warm, welcoming atmosphere, food is good, staff are knowledgeable and caring.
I thoroughly recommend the above care home, as the staff work extremely hard to provide first class care.
After visiting several care homes around the Blyth area I was recommended Wansbeck Care Home. My mam has Alzheimer's and is very difficult to manage. The staff at Wansbeck are outstanding in their care, training, communication, fund raising events and there respect for residents and family alike. I would recommend Wansbeck Care Home to anyone.
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...
Respite care, or short-stay care, means someone can stay at Wansbeck 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....
Facilities & services
Making care special is at the heart of Wansbeck Care Home in Choppington. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need.
- All single rooms
- On site hairdressing
- Quiet lounge
- TV lounge
- Landscaped gardens
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.
27 Oct 2017
Residents, relatives, the team and even some four legged friends enjoyed the Macmillan Coffee morning event at Wansbeck Care Home in Choppington a couple of weeks ago.
Nick Smith, Home Manager, said: “Everyone made cakes in the home, and we all enjoyed eating them. We managed to raise over £130 for Macmillan which was a fantastic result. There weren’t many cakes left at the end of the day. I want to thank everyone for helping make a difference in our home.”
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?