"Care for the older person according to need "

Our charity, The Charlotte Straker Trust provides superb residential and nursing care to the frail and elderly throughout West Northumberland.

Charlotte Straker Trust is an independent charity which has been serving the community for over 20 years. As a charitable trust we return all our income into maintaining our high standard of care and facilities and as a result we can provide the best possible service to our residents.

We’ve been improving the lives of older people with our special support since 1992.Our dedicated team ensure that individuals living in this well-equipped, homely and comfortable accommodation receive attention all day, every day, which enhances their quality of life.

We ensure that residents can use Charlotte Straker House as they would their own home and for as long as we can meet their needs.  By this means we can give security to both our residents and to their families who place their loved ones in our care.

We do charge fees for our care but in the event of a resident being unable to meet our fees we are willing to discuss possible options. Inability to pay is not a bar to entry.

" Care at the heart of our     community "

National Care Home Open Day Friday 17th June

Please come and join us for a chat, a tour and tea and cakes with residents between 2pm and 4pm this coming Friday. 

For Prospective residents & their families

If you are interested in becoming a resident please make speak to Mrs Marilyn Hunter our Registered Manager or Mrs Iwona Proszowska our Deputy Manager.

Please click on this link to see some of our rooms.

Download our new residency application below (April 2016).

Fundraising  Events to come in 2016 click on this link for more information.

We are delighted to be chosen as the main beneficiary of this year’s Tynedale Gift Fair.

Our charity relies on your donations! Please support us in any way you can – either by a donation, or by attending our fundraising events below. We look forward to seeing you soon!  

If you would like to stay updated about our current and future events, please see our CS Facebook Page, or better still sign up as a Friend of Charlotte Straker. Link to Friends page.

Fundraising  Events since the start of 2016 Please follow this link for details

Summer Fete Saturday 4th June. The Fete was very well supported with people enjoying sunshine, cream teas, ice cream and foot tapping music from the excellent Tyne Valley Band. Most importantly residents had a wonderful day with their family and friends. Please follow this link for a video.

Grand Ceilidh Saturday 16th January. 88 turned up and danced to the fine music of the Northern Lights Ceilidh Band. Please follow this link for a video.

Our Latest Care Inspections

Care Quality Commission Inspection 2016

An unannounced Care Quality Commission Inspection took place on  6th & 7th April 2016 and rated Charlotte Straker as Good in all areas and Good overall.  

Please follow this link for more details: CQC inspection 2016.   

Northumberland County Council inspection 2015

Northumberland CC undertake an annual inspection called QWPS (quality weighted payment scheme). We have recently leaned that in 2015 Charlotte Straker achieved level 1 (out of 4). 

Please follow this link for more details.