New Jesmond care home to create 60 new care jobs


helen-mcardle-care-homes-care-industry-newsA new £6 million purpose-built care home has opened its doors to the public for the first time at its open day in Jesmond.


Helen McArdle Care’s new flagship care home, Fleming Court, is located on Burdon Terrace and will employ over 60 staff from the local area. The home will provide residential, dementia and respite care, and has been designed to offer a unique living space, purpose-built to ensure that residents have a high quality of life and that they receive the very best care. Facilities include: ensuite bedrooms with shower and doors out into the gardens, restaurant, cinema café, bar, orangery, terraces and balconies, beauty salon, bowling green and sensory garden.


Heading up the team at Fleming Court is Suzanne Hughes, who has extensive experience of managing care homes, she said: “I am delighted to be managing Fleming Court and I am excited to have been given the opportunity to commission my first new care home. At Fleming Court we have created a lifestyle that reflects the dignity and luxury that older people deserve and I am very excited to welcome our first residents.”


The Fleming Court community open day is this Sunday between 11am and 4pm.


“Everyone is welcome to come and have a look around, find out what we have to offer and meet the team. We have already made some great relationships in the community and we are looking forward to developing these in the coming months.”


Upcoming community events at Fleming Court include weekly restaurant evenings, coffee mornings and an Elf Day to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.


Family-owned business, Helen McArdle Care currently manages 18 care homes and employs over 1300 staff with a turnover of almost £32m. In October, the eighteenth Helen McArdle care home opened in Newton Aycliffe (St. Clare’s Court) and the twentieth is to open in Peterlee next year (Grampian Court). The company has invested £12 million into the three new purpose-built care homes, which will provide a further 180 full time jobs in the region.


Helen McArdle Care provides residential, dementia, nursing, respite and home care throughout the North East of England. In August this year Helen McArdle Care was the first care provider in the UK to achieve four outstanding CQC inspections; the national average for outstanding CQC inspections is one in 200 care homes and Helen McArdle Care has four out of the 17 that have been inspected. Company founder and chairman, Helen McArdle, was awarded a CBE in 2015 for her services to the care industry and the local community.



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