Care for the elderly in Northumberland.

Charlotte Straker provides a wide range of social activities in which residents are free to participate should they wish. We have a dedicated full time Activities Coordinator who arranges daily, weekly and monthly events. These include a regular art class, quizzes, live music, crafting afternoons, beauty afternoons, book groups, board games and themed lunches. Each day residents are invited to gather in the lounge for a pre-lunch drink.

A Church of England Communion service is held in the house every month and the volunteer library service provide a service offering a wide selection of books for all tastes in normal and large print as well as audio cassettes for those residents with impaired vision.  A shop trolley is provided once a week by volunteers.

We also encourage residents to take full advantage of the specialist transport provided to visit places throughout the region.

Our outings include drama and music at the Queen’s Hall Hexham, local garden centres, craft and gift fairs, fish and chips at the seaside, shopping at the Metro centre and WI meetings in Corbridge. Those with a passion for sport can be taken to see the local cricket and football teams in action.

Residents are not allowed to keep pets in the house but our “PAT dog” (an Old English Bulldog called George) visits monthly!

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Regular Events

  • Hairdresser – Fortnightly on a Tuesday
  • Games afternoon in the dining room from 2.00 pm – Every Wednesday
  • Shop Trolley from 2.00 pm – Every Wednesday
  • Art & Crafts in the dining room from 2.30 pm – Every Thursday
  • Holy communion in the ground floor lounge at 2.15 pm – 1st Friday of each month
  • Special Church services held within Charlotte Straker for particular events such as Remembrance Day, Easter, Tree of Lights, Christmas etc
  • Music and movement – weekly with singing and armchair aerobics
  • Library – Monthly on a Friday
  • PAT Dog – George the Old English Bulldog visits monthly.
  • Corbridge Memory Café – Once a month