Welcome to 2015! Happy new year.

"Care for the older person according to need "The Charlotte Straker Project is a dual registered residential and nursing home with registered charity status and is also a company limited by guarantee. We have adopted the philosophy of “care for the older person according to need” and “inability to pay is not a bar to entry”.  We opened our doors to residents in September 1992, so during 2012 we celebrated 20 years of care. Our catchment area for residents is the whole of Northumberland; in addition  we accept the elderly relatives of residents of Corbridge or nearby villages.

To mark the 20 year milestone Mary Mason and Bill Cunningham have produced a booklet telling the story of Charlotte Straker from 1918 to today. Please download this interesting booklet below.

Room vacancies (single en-suite)

We currently have three vacant rooms in Charlotte Straker House. If you are interested in becoming a resident please make enquires to Mrs Sue Brown, Nurse Manager, or Emma Leivesley our Deputy Nurse Manager.

CQC inspection 2014

 An unannounced Care Quality Commission Inspection took place on  24th September 2014.  Please follow this link for more details: CQC inspection 2014.   CQC found Charlotte Straker fully compliant in all areas.

Northumberland County Council inspection 2014

Northumberland CC undertake an annual inspection called QWPS (quality weighted payment scheme). In 2014 Charlotte Straker achieved level 2 (out of 4). Please follow this link for more details.

Maintenance work to replace windows starts Wed 7th Jan. 

Follow this link for more details.


We need a Registered Nurse.

A vacancy has arisen in the Charlotte Straker Project for a Registered Nurse to help care for our Nursing Residents and PatientsDo you know a Registered Nurse who may be interested? We offer competitive terms and conditions. Please contact Sue Brown our Nurse Manager or Emma Leivesley our Deputy Manager for more information about Charlotte Straker and how you may join our highly motivated care team. Telephone: 01434633999, or email: sue.brown@charlottestraker.org.uk

GP bed service ended on 30th September 2014  For more details please follow this link: GP bed service.


Grand Ceilidh.

Our annual Ceilidh was held at the Corbridge Middle School on Saturday 10th January. 150 attended a wonderful evening listening and dancing to Northern Lights Ceilidh Band. A hot Pie and pea supper was served at 9pm.

Charity Ball.

A joint Charity Ball at Matfen Hall on 13th November 2014 in support of Charlotte Straker and The Corbridge Youth Initiative was an outstanding success raising around £8,500 to be shared between the two. 120 attended the glittering evening.

New facilities opened in Charlotte Straker November 2013

Planned work to upgrade facilities in Charlotte Straker has finished on time. Peter Wood the immediate past chairman of the charity officially opened the new facilities on Wednesday 27th November. Please click here for further details.

NHS commissioned beds: Please click here to see NHS bed pathways for a quick reference guide to their use. This is designed for use by Healthcare professionals. We have a two bedded  Palliative Care Unit. GP Medical cover continues to be provided by the Corbridge Practice Monday to Friday 8.00am to 6,30pm. Please note that admission to these beds is not possible in the evening, at night or weekends due to lack of medical staff to admit patients at these times.

GPs and nurses please download and fill in this form to request admission to a short term nursing bed in the PCU. This includes a request for PCU patients for one copy of a latest hospital letter from the oncologist/consultant summarising the diagnosis, whether cancer or non cancer.

Pictures are on our Facebook page: CS Facebook page Please register as a friend of CS!

A special service of thanks and celebration was held on Sunday 7th October 2012 at St. Andrew’s ChurchCorbridge to mark our 20 years at the heart of the community. Please go to this link:  Special service

Residency Application

Please download our simple application for residency form and when you have completed it please send or take it to the address below. We will contact you shortly after we have received it.