We have a very people-centred approach. We like to get to know our residents properly, not just on the surface. We ask new residents to fill in a ‘This is your life’ book, so we can learn about their personal history – where they went to school, their career, their hobbies, likes and dislikes, and so on. If they’re not able to do this, we ask their families. With this information we can interact with residents in a much more meaningful way. It also helps that the majority of our staff and residents are from this area of Newcastle.
We have a wide range of activities for residents, but a fairly recent development has been our attachment to the Hen Power project, which gives us access to many arts and crafts activities. Ashfield was chosen because artwork by our residents was on exhibition in Newcastle.
A local church has tea and coffee mornings here, and recently decided to start a lunch club. We offered Ashfield as a venue, so now people can sit and have meals and chat with residents and also find out a bit more about us. We’ve set up a Friends of Ashfield group, run by the residents, and we’re applying for Lottery funding through Hen Power.
Our residents regularly go out into the community, and the community comes to us. Once a month there’s a trip out for a pub lunch for residents and their families. Local schools often come in for sing-alongs. George Stephenson’s cottage is just down the road, and next year there are celebrations linked to his Rocket, and we’ll be linking up with schools on that. As part of our Halloween party, schoolchildren will be knocking on residents’ doors to do trick or treat!
We have a secure garden, which is used regularly by the residents, sometimes for arts and crafts activities, weather permittin
Ashfield Court Care Home is situated in the Forest Hall area of Newcastle. It is within easy walking distance of local shops and amenities, and is well served by public transport.
Ashfield Court Care
Great Lime Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Akari Care is a family of Residential Care Homes spread across the UK, with the largest concentration of homes in the north-east. We choose the word ‘family’ with good reason, because in many ways it epitomises our values. Each Care Home we view as an extended family, bringing together residents and their families, our colleagues in care, clinicians, hairdressers, commissioners and CQC regulators, members of the local community – the list goes on. In this way, we are able to create a warm and inclusive environment in which our residents can feel a real sense of security and belonging, while at the same time retaining their dignity and self-respect.
We never compromise on the quality of our services, nor would you expect us to. Our extended team includes trusted GPs, Dentists, Chiropodists and Dieticians, who all work hard to improve our residents’ quality of life. Our dementia Care Homes have qualified, dedicated staff who help people to maintain their identity and dignity. With a focus on living life to the fullest, our homes offer activities such as hairdressing salons, bars, cinemas, gardening, and cooking courses to name just a few!
We have a dedicated and caring staff, a homely and friendly atmosphere, and high standards of cleanliness and care.
The central focus of everything we do is the wellbeing of our residents, to ensure that they remain physically and mentally active, are fulfilled and happy, and feel cared for and, loved as part of the Bridge View family.
We’d love to hear from you as we look for people that share our passion for providing the best care for our residents. Why not apply for one of the above jobs or call us for more information about the role.