Ashlea Lodge

Sunderland, Tyne & Wear Hylton Road, Millfield, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR4 7AB
Hylton Road, Millfield Sunderland Tyne & Wear SR4 7AB

Welcome to Ashlea Lodge - A specialist residential and dementia residential care home in Millfield, Sunderland.

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My name is Gillian Varley, and i am the Home Manager here at Ashlea Lodge, i have been the manager of this home since November 2016.

Ashlea Lodge is located near the heart of Sunderland city centre in the parish of Millfield,it is a modern home with two floors that provides specialist care for older people, many of whom are living with dementia. Our home was rated ‘Gold’ standard by Sunderland Council in 2018 and listed in the ‘Top 20 Care Homes North East England 2018’.

At Ashlea Lodge we have over 40 modern furnished ensuite rooms, equipped with the latest facilities and amenities including call bells, wet room lifts and assisted baths. Our home also has a newly refurbished bar, hairdressing and beauty services, outdoor patio area, reminisce room, quiet lounge and residents’ kitchenette.

From September 2019 Ashlea Lodge are offering a new specialist dementia service, Reconnect, which is an exciting and innovative approach to caring for people with dementia through meaningful engagement.

Our home is often praised for its warm and friendly care staff and its positive atmosphere. We are a warm and intimate home and our communal lounges are often full of residents spending time together or taking part in an activity. Every fortnight our Activity Coordinator organises excursions outside of the home which are thoroughly enjoyed by all. Several activities are organised during the week from tea party’s to musical celebrations. Our support staff encourage residents to be as independent as possible and maintain their personal interest and hobbies. Ashlea Lodge has specialist staff trained to support individuals requiring end of life care as well as those with dementia. Our team includes specialists in infection control, catheter care and pressure care.


  • 40 rooms
  • Call bells
  • Assisted baths
  • Wet room lifts
  • Newly refurbished bar
  • Hairdressing and beauty room
  • Outdoor patio area
  • Reminisce room
  • Quiet lounge
  • Reconnect Unit


What's Been Happening at Ashlea Lodge

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Life in Ashlea Lodge



We want our residents to be as active and engaged as they can be. With this in mind we have appointed dedicated Activity Coordinators in each home, who are tasked with creating a daily programme of events and activities that are designed around the interests and hobbies of our residents.
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Whether it's a home-made pie or a fresh fruit sponge, our cooks pride themselves on knowing the tastes of our Residents. We provide a quality menu with a range of choices for all our residents. We offer a selection of snacks and fresh fruit which is available throughout the day.

What's happening at Ashlea Lodge