Sherburn House Charity

0191 372 2551 (Administration) | 0191 372 0421 (Care Home)

Care and Housing - Sheltered Housing

Residential Care

Sherburn House Charity is able to accommodate 19 older people in sheltered housing. An attractive row of cottages, named Thornley House, houses most of this number, with the remainder located in a smaller unit nearby.

  • Situated in beautiful grounds
  • Each flat boasts spacious lounge and bedroom areas
  • All have en-suite bathrooms
  • Some have wheelchair accessibility
  • Housing benefit is available to eligible residents
  • Warden call facilities are available

If you would like further details on the available accommodation, please call the Manager, Ms. J. Carr on (0191) 372 0421

Some Comments Made By Residents

"Pleasant people, spacious well kept grounds, with carers who care and make me feel at home."

"People in Thornley House and Ferens House flats have an independent life in quiet surroundings, with access to the gardens and woodland walk in the Hospital grounds. There is opportunity to meet other residents at the daily lunch provided for those who want it, and residents make their own amusements, as well as joining in the activities arranged in Beddell House. Weekly minibus trips take us to Tesco and to the centre of Durham for shopping and many of us also use the hourly Arriva bus service into Durham. Help is always available – anything from changing light bulbs to bringing medical prescriptions – and staff are always on call for emergencies. I have lived in Thornley House for seven years and can thoroughly recommend the experience!."

"Twelve months in, and I’m greatly enjoying life here in my sheltered accommodation. There is flexibility in matching levels of support, ranging from those of us still very active, running our own cars – and lives – to those needing much more help. Regular checking-out each evening by Senior Care Staff means that temporary difficulties are usually picked up quickly (I had flu, so have tested the system!); and because they take time to chat, these Senior Care Officers have, like many other Staff, become friends. The accommodation varies enormously from flat to flat. My own is very tiny indeed, but comfortable, and with glorious country views; and it is well-looked after by domestic and maintenance staff. The huge variety of talks, activities and trips available makes it possible to meet and enjoy fellow residents; and the Christmas and Easter hospitality is amazing! (And have you seen the –wonderful – grounds in Spring?) I find myself thankful daily that I made the move...."

(All of the residents quoted above have kindly given their permission for their comments to be published.)

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