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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 in our home where their well-being, comfort, and happiness are our top priority. Our residential care home in Sunderland offer excellent dementia care and support and have been rated as gold standard by Sunderland City Council – a fact we are all very proud of.

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A Proud Sunderland Care Home

Our care home in Sunderland is situation close to the Fulwell Quarry Nature Reserve, which isn’t too far from the sea. Highcliffe Care Home is light and airy throughout, and the good-size bedrooms come with en-suite washrooms. The lounges are inviting spaces for social activity or just for sitting quietly, and the garden is a lovely spot for activities or to enjoy a warming cup of tea. There are also plenty of seats, a gazebo and raised beds full of plants for our green fingered residents.

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While it is nice to be acknowledged for excellence, we prefer to be judged on the well-being of our residents. For more information, check out our Facebook page which catalogues the day-to-day activities of our care home in Sunderland.

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If you’re interested in finding out more about our residential care home in Sunderland, we can show you around our home via a virtual tour through video media. If your loved one is currently a resident of our retirement home in Sunderland, you can visit by means of a garden visit or a safe visit to an outside room especially designed for visiting.



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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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What Can You Expect from Our Care Home in Sunderland?

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 Co-ordinators 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:

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  • Making collages
  • Planting petunias
  • Fashioning jewellery
  • Enjoying a Sit and Be Fit session
  • On a trip to the Washington Wetlands Trust
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We like our forays away from our home and visit all manner of local Sunderland attractions – from trips to the theatre, bird watching in the countryside or just a Sunday lunch at the local pub. Our family and residents’ committee plays an important role in choosing activities and steering home life in general.

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Enjoy Fish n’ Chips at Our Care Home in Sunderland

Fish and chips are an old favourite – especially if you’re at the seaside! They might also turn up on the menu on a Friday, and 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 homemade. 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 – you’ll get a glass of wine too!

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