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
Garden area at Ashlea Lodge Care Home in Sunderland
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Retro dining area at Ashlea Lodge Care Home in Sunderland
Orchard Care Homes are proud winners of the LaingBuisson Excellence in Large Residential Care Award 2023
  • 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 Ashlea Lodge Care Home? 

Specialist 'Reconnect' dementia care unit

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

Highly rated on carehomes.co.uk

We're recommended by family members and residents!

No top-up fees

For Local Authority residents!

Recently refurbished bedrooms

All with en-suite facilities and space to add personal touches!

Sensory room

Our residents can relax in our sensory room!

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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 includes one of our specialist Reconnect communities, which has been custom designed for people living with advanced or complex dementia. In Reconnect, the residents are enabled to carry out day-to-day tasks themselves, giving them a sense of purpose and achievement. 

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...

“We couldn’t be happier with Ashlea Lodge Care Home. My nana is so well cared for and doesn’t have a worry in the world. All of the staff are genuinely caring, talented and patient. All meals are home cooked and nutritious. A supportive and caring environment where your contribution as a former carer is genuinely appreciated. When we first enrolled my nana the staff asked all the right questions about her preferences, past life and wishes to provide truly customised care. Choosing to put your relative in a home is very difficult but without a doubt this was the right decision for us.”

Granddaughter of Resident, August 2023 source: carehome.co.uk

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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Life in Ashlea Lodge Care Home in Sunderland

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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.
Sausage, mash and gravy, cooked by a chef at Orchard Care Homes

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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Need more information or have questions?

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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