Gainford Care Homes

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Care Available

  • Learning disabilities
  • Physical disabilities
  • Young physical disabilities


  • 8 en-suite bedrooms with entertainment systems fitted
  • Daily activities and outing programmes
  • Dining/ bistro with varied daily menu choice
  • Full laundry service
  • Landscape gardens with seating area
  • PC internet, Video/ DVD players, games consoles.
  • Quiet lounges
  • Specialised bathing facilities
  • Specialised beds

The Grove

The Grove is a converted hotel-style property that provides short breaks to over-18s with learning disabilities. Offering 24-hour support, The Grove is ideal for those looking for relaxation or respite, offering a variety of social, recreational and therapeutic activities and entertainment.

Situated in its own private grounds in the centre of Old Birtley, The Grove is easily accessible and close to all main transport links and amenities in Gateshead, Newcastle and Durham. The main house has eight ensuite bedrooms, two lounges and a kitchen area.

With full disabled access, two of the downstairs bedrooms also have ceiling tracking to allow ease of movement for those who require support. The home’s main bathroom also offers tracking over a modified bath and an adapted shower to accommodate a cradle or chair.

Guests come to The Grove for a range of reasons and the home can accommodate for all. Offering two lounges, guests can relax and enjoy an environment that most suits their needs and mood.

There are two lounges: The Main Lounge and The Quiet Lounge. Both rooms offer individual facilities including a fish tank, stereo, video and DVD player, PC, games console and 46″ flat screen television. Most of residents’ socialising time is spent in these lounges. There is also a pay phone on-site.

All meals are provided and guests have access to tea and coffee-making facilities at all times.

The Grove offers a full programme of events and trips, and guests are encouraged to participate in as much or as little as they like. Many of The Grove’s parties and events are held in its purpose-built premise, The Den, which is situated within the home’s grounds.

Every resident at The Grove will receive a Guest Service Plan to ensure they receive the high standard of care associated with Gainford Care Homes.

If you would like further information about our services at the Grove please contact us on 0191 4923664

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Gainford House, Picktree Lane,
Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham
Tel: (0191) 389 5810
Fax: (0191) 389 5811