"Care for the older person according to need "

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

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.

New Registered Manager appointed.

The Board of Trustees of CS are delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Marilyn Hunter to the post of Registered Manager. Marilyn had considerable experience in the care sector and has been a Trustee of the Charity for the last 16 months. Please follow this link.


Palliative Care Unit closed on 30th June

Please follow this link to understand the sad news about this important service.


Prospective residents 

If you are interested in becoming a resident please make enquires to Mrs Iwona Proszowska our Acting Manager. Please follow this link to see what our rooms are like and to download our residency application

Fundraising  Events

Matfen Golf Day a great success!

The sun shone,  golfers golfed and the evening award ceremony and meal were great fun! Our thanks to Harlow Printing for their sponsorship and to others who sponsored holes and put in teams. For more details please follow this link.

Annual Fete 2pm Saturday 6th June 2015 was windy but well supported! Follow this link.

Sponsored cycle ride 31st July 2015 – 13 cyclists cover 650 tearoom miles. Click here for details of this successful event.

Upcoming Events:

Our charity relies on your donations! Please support us in any way you can – either by a donation, or by attending the upcoming 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, and register as a Friend!

Cricket Event – FUNDAY on Sunday 30th August 2015. Click here for details.

Christmas Extravaganza - dinner and dancing. Put Saturday 5th December in your diaries for this years CS/CYI ‘big night out’. Last year our joint Matfen Ball was a sell out success. This year we are closer to home in the Corbridge Parish Hall.  If you would like to find out more, please follow this link.

Our Latest Care Inspections:

Care Quality Commission Inspection 2014

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

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.