Older Persons Services

At Enhanced Care older persons services, we understand that deciding to become a resident of a care home is difficult for older people and their families, and choosing the right residential care home is of utmost importance. So, just like our residents, Enhanced Care, care homes in Newcastle and Gateshead have their own character and individuality. However, throughout all of them, we ensure there is a consistency of quality and service. Our friendly and professional teams will always be on hand to deliver support at any time of day or night. We give people access to a fun and thriving community where they can form new friendships and have a safe, comfortable place to live.

Luxury Accommodation

All Enhanced Care homes are purpose-built. They give our older residents the highest possible quality of life in terms of luxurious accommodation and support. Care home residents can choose from various well-equipped and spacious bedrooms with modern en-suite bathrooms. There are friendly and warm living and dining areas. Spacious and well-fitted-out activity areas and beautiful and relaxing landscaped gardens. Some rooms are equipped with television and games, while others are quiet and peaceful. At Enhanced Care, we aim to provide a space where older people still have a choice.

Enhanced Care never charges a top up fee in any of its homes

Some residential and nursing care homes charge a top-up or third-party payment, and this can make the cost more than the Local Authority’s usual support. This extra fee can be between £2500 and £5000 per year, sometimes even more. If an older person prefers to live in one of these care homes, the Local Authority can arrange it, provided that they, or their family’s financial help, can meet the extra cost. However, Enhanced Care does not charge additional top-up fees in its residential or nursing care homes, potentially saving many thousands of pounds per year.

Private income

If a resident has a private income or capital, perhaps from a pension or a property, they will need to pay something towards the costs of their Care. The local authority will carry out a means test based on income and assets to see whether a care home resident needs to pay any fees. If the resident is assessed as needing Nursing Care, the Local Authority will pay all of the cost. Alternatively, if they are considered as needing Social Care and have assets of more than £23,250, the resident will need to pay the total cost of their Care. If they have less than this but more than £10,000, they will pay a proportion of the cost. The entire cost of Social Care will be paid by the Local Authority if there are assets of less than £10,000.

An older person’s property will be valued as part of the capital element of the means test. However, the local authority should consider things such as a partner or relative dependent remaining at home or moving to a smaller property.

The relationship between my sister and any of the carers is wonderful to see. Read more
Jim S (Brother of Resident)

I’m so glad my mother lives in such a lovely place with lovely skilled staff. Read more

Dawn T (Daughter of Resident)

I would not hesitate to recommend Wardley Gate to any family looking for a caring environment. Read more

Sandra B (Niece of Resident)

The staff are so kind and attentive with my father Read more

Denise P (Daughter of Resident)

As a resident at Wardley Gate for five years, my mam received excellent care. Read more

Angela W (Daughter of Resident)

Simply cannot fault this Care Home – Facilities, Cleanliness, Management or Staff. Read more

Geoff D (Son of Resident)

Fellingate is a home from home, the environment is very clean and tidy. Read more

P P (Relative of Resident)

Our Homes

Wardley Gate – Residential and Dementia Care Home in Gateshead

Fellingate – Residential, Nursing and Dementia Care Home in Gateshead

Byker Hall – Residential, Nursing and Dementia Care in Newcastle


Enhanced Care, 1 Fox Street, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE10 0BD

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0191 438 6000

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