The newly completed DurhamGate Care Home, in the Arlington development at DurhamGate, Thinford, threw open its doors last weekend to the local community.

The weekend was the first opportunity for people to explore the new purpose-built care home for themselves, welcomed by owners, Adore Care Group, and the staff.

General Manager, Karen Johnson, said “We have had a tremendous response to our event over the weekend, with more than 100 people visiting across both days.”

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Karen added: “I am delighted that we have several rooms reserved already for prospective residents’ and assessments to carry out over the next few weeks. Many of our prospective residents are currently living in their own home, but they are actively seeking a safe, warm, and friendly care home to come and live in.”

Set to employ more than 70 care and support staff from the local area, The DurhamGate includes electronic care plans and medication systems, solar heating, air conditioning and under floor heating from ground source heat pumps.

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There is also a cinema, country-style tearoom with a wide balcony and impressive views, a library and the Sky Bar.

DurhamGate’s 66 suites each come with full wet rooms, adjustable profile beds, fitted furniture, mini-fridges, and other finishing touches.

Samantha Holden, The DurhamGate’s Front of House Manager said, “I was thrilled to meet so many people over the course of our Open Weekend. Our staff, who have been with us since early October, are all fully trained, many with previous experience in the sector.”

Karen Johnson added, “Our team are passionate and committed to looking after our residents in the most fun, compassionate, and caring way possible. Adore Care Homes offers an all-inclusive package, where there are no extra charges for things, like newspapers, chiropody, hairdressing, and activities, that are so integral to everyday living.”