"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 down load this interesting booklet below.

Room vacancies

We currently have two vacant residential rooms, on the first floor overlooking the front garden of Charlotte Straker House, for use by reasonably mobile people. A lift is available. If you are interested in becoming a resident please make enquires to Mrs Sue Brown, Nurse Manager, or Chris Graham our General Manager.


The top two events listed below have now taken place – click on the poster or follow the links for more details:

Northern Chords Concert poster


Northern Chords Concert at St Andrews.

This was a great success with about 120 attendees listening to a programme of music by Jewish composers commemorating the 1st World war.


Charlotte Straker Fete – 2pm Saturday 7th June 2014This 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. Picture are on our Facebook page: click here for link.


Matfen Golf Day – Thursday 10th July 2014This was a great fun in wonderful 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 open 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.

CQC inspection 2014. An unannounced Care Quality Commission Inspection took place on  28th January 2014.  Please follow this link for more details: CQC inspection 2014. 

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 and three GP beds. 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 (PCU or GP bed). 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.