Lanercost House Care Home in Carlisle

Lanercost House is located on a modern residential housing estate on the outskirts of Carlisle, which means we have easy access to local amenities. Nearby, you can enjoy the Scottish Borders, historic Carlisle and the beautiful Lake District.

We can cater to all different types of care needs; we provide first-class 24-hour nursing care and support here at Lanercost, and our dedicated Carlyle Suite offers expert dementia care for adults over 50 who have challenging behaviour. All rooms have en-suite shower facilities and are wheelchair accessible. There is a sensory room and a life skills kitchen. We have secure gardens, accessible from many bedrooms and all lounges.

We have our own physiotherapists and activities coordinators, and the inspector noted ‘people were well stimulated and supported in discrete and sensitive ways by staff.'

We are always pleased to see visitors.

Life at Lanercost House Care Home

Care, activities, facilities and food are all major focuses at our home. It is important that each of these services are tailored to the individual needs and preferences of residents, which is why we employ a wonderful team of professionals who can deliver support using a warm and person-centred approach.

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Our team

We have a great team here at Lanercost House. Each and every staff member plays an active role in improving the well-being of residents. The kitchen staff provide quality home cooked meals, cakes and snacks; the activity team tailor activities to residents' individual preferences, whether that is one-to-one pampering sessions or trips out into the local community; and the care staff provide individualised quality care and support to residents, led and supervised by a team of qualified nursing staff. We always remember that Lanercost House is the residents' home first and our workplace second.

Lanercost House Care Home in Carlisle

Wendy Carruthers

Senior General Manager

Welcome to Lanercost House Care Home, my name is Wendy and I am the Senior General Manager here.

On leaving school I started work as a receptionist in a local hotel, over the coming years I was fortunate to receive training from a fantastic manager and role model this enabled me to achieve a management position in several hotels locally and in the highlands and then ran my own hotel for several years before starting a family.

I joined Lochduhar Care Home (another Barchester Care Home) in 1994, my role then was the Administrator. After the first few years I was offered the chance to take on extra responsibility and became a Regional Adminstrator in Scotland, thereafter returning to Lochduhar full time and was promoted  to Assistant Manager, Acting Manager and in 2008 General Manager.

During that time I have gained my Management qualification & Level 4 in Health & Social Studies.

I enjoy working with the elderly and also the day to day diversity of my role. I believe in team work and providing a high quality of care to our residents creating and promoting a happy living and working environment. 

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Our care

We provide first class 24-hour nursing care here at Lanercost, and our dedicated Carlyle Suite offers expert dementia care for adults over 50 who have challenging behaviour. All rooms have en suite shower facilities and are wheelchair accessible, and there is a sensory room and a life skills kitchen. We have secure gardens that accessible from many bedrooms and all lounges, and also maintain a good relationship with local healthcare teams.

Types of care

Nursing Care

Nursing care is for people who need a qualified nursing care team available to them 24 hours a day.

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Dementia Care

Our highly skilled team of dementia experts work hard to ensure the highest quality of care, based on the latest research.

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Respite Care & Short Breaks

Whether you care for a relative or are in need of care yourself, taking a break from your usual routine can do the world of good.

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Our approach to food and nutrition


  • En-suite rooms
  • Pet-friendly
  • Step-free access
  • Mini-bus at the home


  • Bar/café
  • Flexible mealtimes
  • Laundry
  • Landscaped gardens


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


  • Double rooms
  • Electric profiling bed
  • En-suite toilet
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
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Berkeley Grange Newtown Road Carlisle CA2 7PW Get directions