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
Relaxation area with Digital Rainbow tablet at Ashlea Lodge Care Home in Sunderland
Bedroom at Ashlea Lodge Care Home in Sunderland
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!

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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!

We're a residential care, respite and specialist dementia care home in the North East.

Ashlea Lodge Care Home is a modern and welcoming care home in Sunderland, offering a wide range of care for the local Millfield community. Our dementia-friendly care home is situated just a 6-minute drive from Sunderland city centre, making it easy for relatives to visit. 

Part of the award-winning Orchard Care Homes group, Ashlea Lodge Care Home boasts spacious bedrooms with en-suites, with plenty of space to add your personal belongings. Residents at our Sunderland care home have ample room to relax; with our large communal living rooms, cosy seating areas, secure gardens and decking. Whether your loved one enjoys chatting with friends in front of the TV, or prefers to relax outdoors in the sunshine, they can spend their time at Ashlea Lodge however they wish!

With events like painting, fitness classes, bingo and special entertainment, residents always have something fun to do at Ashlea Lodge Care Home. Our Activity Co-Ordinators get to know your loved ones likes, dislikes and hobbies, and hosts exciting days we know they'll love. And yes - we always show the Sunderland AFC games on the TV!

From short-term respite care to specialist dementia care through our innovative Reconnect community, we provide individualised, person-centred care for your loved ones. With a mix of nurses, carers and support workers (just to name a few), our team have a vast experience in providing the best quality of care for your loved one. Every person that stays at our Sunderland care home receives a care plan individualised to their needs, ensuring they receive the best possible care whilst living with us. 

At Ashlea Lodge Care Home, we aim to provide the best possible support to those living with dementia, which is why we're proud to have our very own Reconnect community. Offering a home-away-from-home environment, residents in our dementia-friendly Reconnect community are encouraged to remain as independent as possible, with the support of our highly trained team. Our Reconnect team are skilled in supporting those living with all types of dementia, including Alzheimer's Disease, and each community has a higher amount of colleagues to ensure your loved one receives an exceptional level of care 24/7!



Our specialist Reconnect Dementia Community!

Ashlea Lodge Care Home is proud to have a dementia-friendly Reconnect community, offering specialist care for complex dementia needs. 

Our Reconnect communities are designed to help residents remain independent, with the support of our incredible dementia-friendly team. With arts & craft spaces, laundry rooms, gardening equipment and even a DIY workshop, residents at Ashlea Lodge Care Home are encouraged to engage in hobbies they've always loved, like gardening or crafting. Our aim is to support people living with dementia to reconnect with their past and remain active, whilst our fully-trained carers and nurses assist with daily care requirements. 

To ensure your loved one receives an exceptional level of care, our Reconnect communities have a higher ratio of carers, nurses and support workers; all of which have training in dementia care. As part of our Dementia Promise, colleagues receive extensive guidance in care for all types of dementia, includes vascular-dementia and Alzheimer's disease. If you believe your loved one would benefit from meaningful engagement and supporting their independence, why not get in touch?

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
Orchard Care Homes are proud to be at the forefront of dementia care with our innovative Reconnect communities. As dementia-specialists, Orchard Care Homes have commit...

“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:

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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Activities in our care homes

We believe meaningful engagement is key, which is why we have dedicated Activity Co-Ordinators in every care home to engage, interact and stimulate our residents.
Sausage, mash and gravy, cooked by a chef at Orchard Care Homes

Food at Orchard Care Homes

Whether it's a homemade pie or a fresh fruit sponge, our cooks pride themselves on creating enjoyable food for residents in our care homes. We provide seasonal menus with a range of delicious food, including a great selection of snacks and fresh fruit!

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