Ashlea Lodge Care Home in Sunderland

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

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Hylton Road, Millfield Sunderland Tyne & Wear SR4 7AB
  • Safely welcoming
    new residents
  • Safe Visits
  • Covid vaccinated

While undoubtedly some of our day-to-day processes have had to adapt due to coronavirus, the wellbeing and happiness of residents remains our top priority. We have plentiful supplies of PPE and staff receive regular training on the steps we must take to keep everyone safe and well. Indoor and out of care home visits are taking place, with pod or window visits with your loved one available where indoor visits cannot be facilitated due to local restrictions.

Read about how we are safely welcoming new residents and more on our coronavirus information page.

Why choose our Sunderland dementia care home?

Specialist 'Reconnect' dementia care unit

Our innovative, person-centred approach to caring for people with dementia

Rated as Gold Standard

By Sunderland Local Authority

No top-up fees

For Local Authority residents

Recently refurbished bedrooms

All with en-suite facilities

Sensory room

For residents to enjoy and relax in

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Welcome to Ashlea Lodge Care Home in Sunderland

A residential and dementia care home in Sunderland.

Rated Good by our regulators CQC, Ashlea Lodge Care Home is located near the heart of Sunderland city centre in the parish of Millfield. It is a two-storey modern care home that provides specialist care for older people, many of whom are living with dementia and Alzheimer's. Our Care Home was rated ‘Gold’ standard by Sunderland Council in 2018 and was listed in the ‘Top 20 Care Homes North East England 2018’. Our parent company Orchard Care Homes, was awarded the Best Small Care Provider of 2021.

Ashlea Lodge is the only care home in the North East to offer a specialist dementia care service like Reconnect. In Reconnect, the residents are enabled to carry out day-to-day tasks themselves, giving them a sense of purpose and achievement. The Reconnect unit has been thoughtfully designed with era-appropriate fittings and décor to support identity and comfort. It is an exciting and innovative approach to caring for people with dementia through meaningful engagement.

All the bedrooms at Ashlea Lodge are en-suite and equipped with the latest facilities and amenities. Our specialist staff are trained to support individuals requiring end of life care as well as those with dementia. Our team is made up of specialists in infection control, catheter care and pressure care.

Residents can often be found in our outdoor patio area relaxing, during the week our residents benefit from a range of activities, from tea party’s to musical celebrations our activities co-ordinators arrange it all. 

Types of Care provided

Residential Care
Residential care homes provide support when needed, whilst encouraging continued independence for individuals as much as possible. This can include assistance with pe...
Residential Dementia Care
Dementia describes a set of symptoms that are associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills, severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform every...
Short Term Respite Care
Caring independently for a loved one can be challenging at times and it is important to take regular breaks to recoup. We offer short term residential stays to support...
Reconnect: Specialist Dementia Care
Our Reconnect service succeeds by offering genuine inclusion. Our ethos is, as the name suggests, to help people to reconnect with their lives. Our Reconnect communiti...

“Ashlea Lodge always feels welcoming. The staff are friendly and caring. My mum was settled and happy from the beginning of her stay. The food always looks appetising, the rooms are nice and clean. Residents are looked after according to their individual needs. They have plenty of activities. During the pandemic, the staff and the manager have done an amazing job. They have kept the residents safe and happy and kept us in touch via Facebook. I am very happy with the care they provide.”

Daughter of Resident, July 2020 source:

Meet the Manager

Hello, my name is Gillian Varley and I am the Home Manager at Ashlea Lodge. I began my career working as a care assistant on a part-time basis in 2004. I quickly received a promotion to a senior care position and then to the Deputy Manager position.

In 2012 I achieved my Level 5 in Leadership and Management and I was offered the opportunity to become a Sunderland Care Home Manager and I have worked in this role ever since. I joined Orchard Care Homes in November 2016 and love being part of the Ashlea Lodge family.

Gill Varley

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Your Activities to Enjoy

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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Mealtime Experience

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.

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We know making a decision around care can be an emotional experience. Whether you want to know more about our rooms and facilities, moving in process or something else, we’re here to help you. Call our Sunderland care home for friendly advice now.

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