Appletree Grange Care Home

Durham Road,


County Durham,


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Care enquiries 0191 502 9556
New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm
All other calls 0191 410 2175

Appletree Grange Care Home in Durham

Appletree Grange is a 32-bedded, purpose-built home for frail older people and people living with dementia, providing residential care and specialised dementia care rather than nursing care. It is located between Newcastle and Durham in a quiet area of historic Chester-le-Street.

Care at Appletree Grange is carefully planned to meet individual assessed need and to manage risk while preserving independence, dignity and choice. Close relationships with local health services help keep individual health and welfare under review. A dedicated Activities Coordinator assisted by the whole staff group helps ensure that there is a varied programme of meaningful activities, based both in the home and the community, on a group and one-to-one basis.

We are proud of the services we offer at Appletree Grange and are confident that we can offer help to our local community. Why not give us a call or drop into see what we can provide?

Types of care

We provide a person-centred approach to care and do everything we can to find out about each individual. We want to make sure that their experience at Appletree is as homely and comfortable as possible. We provide residential care as well as services to support those living with various stages of dementia, and always receive excellent reviews from the local authority and CQC.

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Residential Care

Dementia Care

Respite / Short Stay


  • Wi-fi available
  • En-suite rooms
  • Step-free access
  • Hairdressing salon


  • Activity room
  • Flexible mealtimes
  • Internet access/wifi
  • Laundry


  • Disabled bathroom
  • Disabled WC/facilities
  • Disabled parking
  • Disability awareness/equality training


  • Electric profiling bed
  • En-suite toilet
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
  • Nurse call system

Our Team

The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.

Sharon Stewart

General Manager

Hello, my name is Sharon and I am the General Manager here at Appletree Grange. Welcome to our website!

I started working at Appletree as a Care Assistant, then I was a Senior Carer, before being promoted to Deputy Manager, and finally General Manager. I am both passionate and dedicated to ensuring that residents receive the highest standard of person-centred care in a respectful and dignified manner.

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Vera Butt

Deputy Manager

I have worked at Appletree Grange for over 25 years. As the Deputy Manager, my responsibilities include assisting the General Manager with running the home and supporting the staff in providing an excellent standard of care for residents. Outside of work, I enjoy travelling, walking and spending time with my family.

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Coral Jennings

Home Administrator

I have worked at Appletree Grange for over three years now and I absolutely love my job. The staff and residents have very much become part of my extended family now! My job as the Administrator of to ensure all the Homes finances and records are kept up to date, I also look after Reception during my working hours so I get to know all the families very well. I have a young family which takes up all my time at Home and I also enjoy swimming and climbing when I get the chance.

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Michael Brooks

Head Chef

Hi, my name is Michael Brooks and I have been a Head Chef at Appletree Grange for many years. Here at Appletree, everything is homemade and cooked fresh daily, which ensures that all meals are tasty and nutritious, and if residents request anything that's not on the menu, we are always happy to oblige. 

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Julie Redden

Head of Housekeeping

Hi, my name is Julie Redden and I am Head Housekeeper here at Appletree Grange. I have worked here for many years; it’s a lovely environment for residents. I enjoy getting to know those we support and their loved ones. Outside of work, I love spending time with my family, and I also like to go out for meals. I also love shopping, especially for new shoes and perfume.

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Joanne Bensley

Domestic Assistant

I am a Domestic Assistant here at Appletree. My job is to assist the Head Housekeeper, making sure the home is kept clean and fresh for the people we support. I have worked here for over

2 years now and have enjoyed getting to know the residents. In my spare time I enjoy going to fitness classes and love to spend time with my two lovely children and husband.

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Life at Appletree Grange Care Home

Our home is designed so that each person we care for feels completely supported in every aspect of their lives. First and foremost, the care and services we provide are delivered by trained professionals who are dedicated to looking after the health of each resident. Our activities programme is tailored around particular interests and our facilities are designed to enhance the lives of everyone living at the home. We also offer tasty and nutritious food that is prepared by a skilled team of chefs.

Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

Our fantastic catering team are always on hand to prepare tasty and nutritious food with fresh, seasonal produce that is cooked to the highest of standards.

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Activities & events


Our varied activities programme reflects the dedication of our skilled staff, who bring a certain uniqueness to the home, which can’t be found anywhere else.

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Care & Facilties

Care and facilities

Our home is equipped with a number of facilities and features that serve to enhance the lives of those we support.

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What people say about us

Appletree Grange Care Home

CQC Overall rating


04 May 2017

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