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Pavillion Residential and Nursing Home in Durham

North View Terrace, Colliery Row, Houghton le Spring, County Durham, DH4 5NW
Dementia care
Nursing care
Palliative care
Residential care
Respite care

Care home admissions during the Covid-19 pandemic

Safe admissions into our care homes includes the option for new residents to self-isolate in the comfort of their own home for 11 days, before joining us in the care home where they will be tested for Covid-19 and supported to self-isolate for 3 more days until the result of the test is known.

Awarded a ‘Gold Standard’ by Sunderland City Council, the home has received the highest rating for care services in the area. Our Pavillion Residential and Nursing Home is a forever home, providing a wide range of person-centred care. From residential to dementia care, nursing and palliative care, residents and their loved ones have the peace of mind that the experienced team will continue to care for them as needs evolve over time.

The home is located a short drive from the beautiful Durham Wildlife Trust’s Rainton Meadows, which our residents love to visit for a stroll, followed by a cup of tea and cake in the café.

The Pavillion has large enclosed gardens, which are currently being landscaped. With a conservatory leading out onto a separate courtyard area, the residents love to take part in activities outside. Over the coming months, the gardens are set to be transformed with new seating areas, sensory planting and more.

So much to do

Activities our residents often like to take part in include Singing for the Brain sessions, which are run by the Alzheimer’s Society and are so beneficial for our residents living with dementia.

We often take our gents to visit a local social club, where they enjoy a pint while chatting and playing dominoes and other games. Members of the team also take some of the residents to church services in and around Houghton-le-Spring. Every Friday morning members of the local church also carry out a special service just for our residents in the heart of our residential and nursing home.

Our residents also like to visit the Galleries Shopping Centre in Washington, as well as The Bridges Shopping Centre in Sunderland, which is a short drive away in our home’s own minibus.

Something we are just about to take part in is an activity which enables residents in wheelchairs to dip their toes into the sea thanks to special new equipment. We will shortly be trying this at our local beach in Seaburn so watch this space!

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Stories from the home

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COVID-19 Emergency Support Framework

Review our latest CQC engagement and support call framework information sheet (PDF 337KB) for Pavillion.

Bedroom at The Pavillion

A home from home

Pavillion has been recently been refurbished to a fantastic standard and boasts 68 en-suite bedrooms.

Pavillion dining area

Bright and comfortable dining areas

Mealtimes are always a favourite here as we work hard to cook inspiring and tasty meals that all will enjoy.

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Singing for the Brain

Among the many activities we enjoy, the Alzheimer's Society's Singing for the Brain sessions are a firm favourite.

Facilities at this home


  • Dining room
  • Ensuite
  • Lounges
  • Wheelchair accessible garden
  • Wifi


  • Arts and crafts
  • Bingo
  • Children visits
  • Day trips
  • Light exercise
  • Minibus
  • Pet therapy
  • Quizzes

Care and support

  • Chiropody
  • Hairdressing
  • Home cooked meals
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Respite Care
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North View Terrace, Colliery Row
Houghton le Spring
County Durham
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New residents can either self-isolate in their own home before coming to the care home, or join us and then self-isolate*.

Sanctuary Care new admissions information

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Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Adult Social Care Winter Plan) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 21 September 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visiting) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 14 September 2020

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