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Highcliffe Care Home in Sunderland

Whitchurch Road , Witherwack, Sunderland Tyne & Wear , SR5 5SX

Situated in Witherwack, a quiet residential area north of Sunderland city centre, Highcliffe Care Home has gained a reputation across Tyne and Wear for the excellence of its care and strong sense of community. Couples and companions are warmly welcomed, too. Our residential care home in Sunderland offers excellent dementia care and has been rated as gold standard by the Sunderland City Council – a fact we are all very proud of. Get in touch to discuss your or your loved one’s needs today.

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Fantastic Facilities at Our Care Home in Sunderland

Our care home in Sunderland is situated close to the Fulwell Quarry Nature Reserve, which isn’t too far from the sea, adding to its peaceful atmosphere.

Highcliffe Care Home is light and airy throughout, with a range of excellent facilities our residents can enjoy, including:

  • Good-sized bedrooms with en-suite washrooms – ready for our residents to make their own.
  • Inviting lounges – perfect for social activity or just sitting quietly.
  • Our wonderful garden, with seating, a gazebo and raised beds full of plants for our green fingered residents – a lovely spot for a cuppa.
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While it’s nice to be acknowledged for excellence, we prefer to be judged on the well-being of our residents. Check out our Facebook page which catalogues the day-to-day activities of our home.

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If you’re interested in finding out more about Highcliffe, we can show you around our home via a virtual tour through video. Or contact us to learn more about residential, respite and dementia care in Sunderland.



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Visit Highcliffe in Sunderland

Safely visit Highcliffe and meet the Home Manager and team, or call us and we’ll be happy to talk you through the different facilities in the home and discuss your specific care needs.

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Enjoying Life at Our Sunderland Care Home

Being such a short distance from the beach, you’ll often find staff and residents heading there in our minibus for a bracing stroll.

Life within our residential care home in Sunderland is always stimulating and varied. Our energetic Activity Co-ordinators organise many events. So, whatever our resident’s interests, there’s always something to get involved in.

Besides being at the beach, you might find us:

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  • Showing off our creativity by making collages.
  • Planting petunias out in the garden.
  • Fashioning our own pieces of jewellery.
  • Getting active with a Sit and Be Fit session.
  • Enjoying trips to local beauty spots, like the Washington Wetlands Trust.
  • Taking trips to the theatre, bird watching in the countryside or going for Sunday lunch at the local pub.
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Our family and residents’ committee plays an important role in choosing activities and steering home life in general.


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Delicious Dining at Highcliffe Care Home

Fish and chips are an old favourite – especially when you’re by the seaside! Naturally, they might turn up on our menu on a Friday.  Our chef and his team make sure it tastes great – with fresh fish and homemade batter.

There’s an emphasis on freshly cooked, healthily balanced meals, made with locally sourced produce where possible. We’re good at catering for poor appetites and know how to make food look great.

Between meals, we’re spoiled too – with home-baked cakes and pastries and fresh fruit. Our residents’ guests are always welcome to dine with us at any time. We love to make mealtimes a sociable occasion. Come and join us!

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Highcliffe is open for visits 24 hours a day. Our Reception is open from 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday.

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    Whitchurch Road , Witherwack, Sunderland Tyne & Wear , SR5 5SX
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