"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.
Matfen Golf Day Thursday 10th July 2014
The Trustees of the Charlotte Straker Project are delighted to tell you that the golf tournament will take place this year and that Joyce Construction and Civils has kindly agreed to sponsor the event. The format will be the same – an amateur tournament held on Thursday July 10th 2014 at Matfen Hall Golf Club. Please use this link to get more details and either enter a team and/or sponsor a hole. Golf link click here.
New Nurse Manager post – recruitment is still taking place
Following the resignation of Heather our Project Manager the trustees have restructured the management of the charity and are currently recruiting to two key new posts (a General Manager and a Nurse Manager). Applications are still invited for the important Nurse Manager post. Please click here for more details.
New General Manager post – an appointment has been made
Applications are now closed for this post and an appoint made which will be confirmed soon.
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 just under £350,000 in total of which £290,625 is available to us to date. Some of the monies came from our development fund, some from legacies donated to the charity and £70,530 raised so far, including £8,000 raised by our successful link with Waitrose last year. 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 2013. An unannounced Care Quality Commission Inspection took place on 31st January 2013. Please follow this link for more details: CQC inspection 2013.
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.
Charlotte Straker Fete – 2pm Saturday 1st June 2013 - This years Fete on Saturday 1st June was a great success and blessed with wonderful sunny, warm weather. Please use this link to read more details:Fete 2013
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 Church, Corbridge to mark our 20 years at the heart of the community. Please go to this link: Special service
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.