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Care home life - what it's really like

Do you know anyone who is a resident of a care home in Sunderland?

We want to hear what it's like!

Initial research undertaken by Independent Age and Healthwatch Camden indicates that there is a need to provide qualitative information that goes beyond basic safety standards around local care homes. It shows that the information needed by people looking for a suitable care home, should provide a real sense of what a home may be like to live in.

As a result Healthwatch Sunderland have now started out visits to all 47 care homes currently available to older people across Sunderland. The complete results will be published to enable members of the public to make more informed choices when considering which care home to move into for themselves or their relatives.

To enable this, 8 indicators have been devised to be used and will focus specifically on issues of quality, rather than safety, such as how much residents and family can have a say in how the home is run, and whether residents are able to pursue their hobbies etc.

The 8 indicators are:

1. A strong visible management
2. Staff with time and skills to do their jobs
3. Good knowledge of each individual resident and how their needs may be changing
4. A varied programme of activities
5. Quality, choice and flexibility around food and mealtimes
6. Ensuring residents can regularly see health professionals such as GPs, dentists, opticians or chiropodists
7. Accommodate resident's personal, cultural and lifestyle needs
8. Provide an open environment where feedback is actively sought and used.

So if you live in a care home in Sunderland or know someone who does you can share your views and experiences by calling (0191) 514 7145 or email healthwatchsunderland@pcp.uk.net

Click on the 'our report' link below for further information.  Please note any surveys received after the reports have been published have not been included in the final report.

Coalfield - Copt Hill - Hetton - Houghton - Shiney Row

Dairy LaneElizabeth Fleming Care HomeGrangewood Care HomePaddock Stile Manor

Dairy Lane Care Centre

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Elizabeth Fleming

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Grangewood Care Home

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Paddock Stile Manor

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Primrose Care Home Regents View Care Home Springfield House Care Home The Laurels Care Home

Primrose Care Home

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Regents View

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Springfield House

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The Laurels

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The MewsThe PavillionValley View Care Home 

The Mews

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The Pavillion

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Valley View & The Lodge

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Sunderland East - Doxford - Hendon - Millfield - Ryhope - St Michael's

Ashbourne Lodge Care HomeAshlea Lodge Care HomeAshwood Court Care HomeBelle View House

Ashbourne Lodge

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Ashlea Lodge

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Ashwood Court

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Belle View House

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Bryony Lodge Care Home Cedar House Rowlandson House Ryhope Manor

Bryony Lodge

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Cedar House

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Rowlandson House

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Ryhope Manor

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St Mark's Nursing HomeThorncliffe House  

St Mark's Nursing Home

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Thorncliffe House

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  Sunderland North - St Peter's - Fulwell - Southwick - Redhill - Castle

  Bryony Park Falstone Court Care Home Falstone Manor

Alexandra View Care Centre

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Bryony Park Nursing Home

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Falstone Court

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Falstone Manor

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Glenholme House Highcliffe Care Centre Hylton View Care Home Lansbury Court

Glenholme House

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Highcliffe Care Centre

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Hylton View

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Lansbury Court

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Maple Lodge Care HomePrincess House Care Home  

Maple Lodge

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Princess House

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 Sunderland West - Barnes - Pallion - Sandhill - Silksworth - St Anne's - St Chad's

Archers Court Care Home Archers Park Care HomeAshton Grange Barnes Court

Archers Court

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Archers Park

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Ashton Grange

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Barnes Court

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Holy Cross Care HomeMarquis Court Care HomeSycaremore Care CentreThe Croft Care Home

Holy Cross

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Marquis Court

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Sycamore Care Centre

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The Croft

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The Village Care HomeThornbury Care Centre  

The Village Care Home

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Thornbury Care Centre

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Washington

Donwell HouseSt George's Care Home  Washington Grange Washington Lodge Nursing Home

Donwell House

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St George's

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Washington Grange

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Washington Lodge

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Washington Manor   

Washington Manor

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