When Billy, who lives with dementia, was admitted to hospital from Highcliffe Care Home in Sunderland, he found it difficult to understand the need for social distancing, and other precautions that were in place, including staff wearing PPE. The hospital team reported to staff at Highcliffe that Billy had become very distressed, which was totally…Read More
Highcliffe Care Home in Sunderland
- We offer: Residential Care, Dementia Care and Respite Care
- Manager: Adam Kane
- Care Quality Commission Rating: Good in all Categories
- Telephone: 0191 516 0606
- Awards: Winner of 4 National Care Home Awards in 2018 including Best Care Home Group (Large) & Qube Learning Employer of 2019
- Features: Innovative manager, Vibrant atmosphere, Fresh food, Plenty of activities & excursions, Minibus outings Tyne & Wear, Café, Hair salon.
A Proud Sunderland Care Home
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. Adam Kane, a long serving member of the Highcliffe team was recently promoted to Manager. Our Sunderland nursing home is rated by Sunderland City Council as Gold standard, a fact we are all very proud of and also offers excellent specialist dementia care and support.
The situation on Whitchurch Road is close to the Fulwell Quarry Nature Reserve and not that far from the sea. The home is light and airy throughout and the good-size bedrooms come with en-suite washrooms. Adam likes to think of it as the residents’ home and encourages them to bring as many as personal touches to their rooms as they can fit in.
The lounges are inviting spaces for social activity or just for sitting quietly, and the garden can be a spot for action or a quiet space as well. There are plenty of seats, a gazebo and raised beds full of plants for our green fingered residents.
While it is nice to be acknowledged for excellence, we prefer to be judged on the well-being of our residents, so please make your own judgements from the information below and the posts from our Facebook which catalogue the day to day activities in our Sunderland care home.
Contact Adam Kane on 0191 516 0606 if you have any further questions or would like to visit our care home in Sunderland and have a tour.Get in Touch
Life’s a Beach!
Well, it can be on a nice sunny day and an ice cream in your hand. Highcliffe is only a short drive to the beach, so you’ll often find our minibus heading that way, and its occupants enjoying a bracing stroll. Life within our care home is always stimulating and varied as we recruit energetic Activity Coordinators whose job it is to provide something that everyone can get involved in, whatever their interests, every day of the week. Besides being on the beach, you might find us:
• Making collages
• Planting petunias
• Fashioning jewellery
• Enjoying a Sit and Be Fit session
• On a trip to the Washington Wetlands Trust
We like our forays away from our nursing home and visit all manner of local Sunderland attractions, whether it’s trips to the theatre, bird watching in the countryside or just a Sunday lunch down at the local pub. Our family and residents’ committee plays an important role in choosing activities and steering home life in general. After all, it is their lives!Contant the Home
Fish n’ Chips
Fish and chips are a good old favourite, especially if you’re at the seaside, and they might turn up on the menu on a Friday. (There are some things that never change!) If they do, our chef and his team make sure that the fish is as fresh as it can be and that the batter is home made. And that is true of all our food – it’s fresh, cooked on the premises, locally sourced when possible, and healthily balanced. There is a choice at each meal, we are good at catering for poor appetites and know how to make food look good.
Between meals we are spoiled by the home-baked cakes and pastries (fruit is always available too) and other tasty treats that are served up. Guests are welcome at any time to eat with us, as we like to make mealtimes as sociable occasions as we can. Come and join us and you’ll get a glass of wine too!Arrange a Visit
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We’ve been overwhelmed with messages of support and thanks for our critical frontline care staff at Highcliffe Care Home in Sunderland in recent weeks. Last week, we received supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), games and stationery to add to our stocks, from Taylor Wimpey by way of support and appreciation for the amazing work…Read More
We are excited to share that Highcliffe Care Home in Sunderland features on Three Best Rated, in the top three retirement villages in Sunderland! Three Best Rated uses rigorous 50-point criteria during their inspection, and have stated that Highcliffe provides consistent, high-quality services. The review checks everything in a service from checking local reputation, complaints…Read More
Highcliffe Care Home in Sunderland is happy to announce that we have just achieved a ‘Good In All Categories’ rating after a recent and unannounced inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)! The report highlights comments from residents, relatives and staff, such as: “People were safe and they told us staff were approachable”, “People were…Read More
Inspectors from Healthwatch Sunderland recently visited Highcliffe Care Home and came away impressed with the quality of care and overall lifestyle. The ‘Care Home Life – What it’s really like!’ visit effectively captures the resident experience in their own terms. Healthwatch Sunderland is the independent local champion for people who use health and social care…Read More
We had great pleasure in inviting Avery Ambassador Sherrie Hewson and the Mayor and Consort of Sunderland to Highcliffe Care Home, on Friday 14th September to our 1950’s Dreamboats and Petty Coats event! Launching the event into full swing, Sherrie joined our Home Manager Scott Bland and Well-being and Activity Co-ordinator Lesley Brown in a…Read More
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