"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.

To mark this 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.

Christmas pop up shop now in the Summer House

For more details see our: Crafty Women link

Room vacancies (single en-suite)

We currently have two vacant rooms in Charlotte Straker House. If you are interested in becoming a resident please make enquires to Mrs Sue Brown, Nurse Manager, or Chris Graham our General 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.

Are you a Registered Nurse?

The Charlotte Straker Project is actively recruiting Registered Nurses 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

After 20 years Charlotte Straker Trustees regret that we have had to cease our GP bed service. For more details please follow this link: GP bed service.



Charity Ball.

A joint Charity Ball at Matfen Hall on 13th November 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.

Charlotte Straker Fete – damp but very successful!

This year’s Fete on Saturday 7th June was opened by Maurice Hodgson, a great friend of CS and Chairman of the Corbridge Parish Council. Many other local charities and good causes were present. The event was well supported despite the dreary weather. CS Friends served cream teas in the Marquee. Pictures may be viewed on our Facebook page

Matfen Golf Day – great fun in good weather!

Please use this link to get more details: Golf link click here.

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.

The budget for the work was £350,000 in total of which £337,102 is available to us to date.  Some of the monies came from our development fund, some from legacies donated to the charity and £87,008raised so far, including £8,000 raised by our successful link with Waitrose in 2012/2013.  We will continue to fund raise via a number of high profile events in our local area.  The remainder will be raised via other fundraising activities such as applications to grant making bodies and charitable trusts.


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.

A special fundraising page has been set up in memory of Andrew Sinclair. Please go directly to this link mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/sinclair  to help make future families’ experience in the palliative care rooms even more comfortable.


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.