Sunderland Care Home rated Top 20 home in North East for third year runningHC-One’s Ashbourne Lodge in Ashbrooke, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear are celebrating success after Residents and Relatives voted them as one of the Top 20 recommended care homes in North East in the awards 2022. This marks Ashbourne Lodge’s third year in the prestigious top 20 group, ranking fourth in the region., the UK's leading care home directory and comparison website, holds its annual Care Home Awards to recognise the 20 top-rated care homes in each region of the UK. These are based on individual review scores that have received from Residents, and their friends, family and loved ones, demonstrating real life opinions and first-hand experiences from those most closely connected to the home. 

Ashbourne Lodge received an overall rating of 10/10 based on independent reviews, in recognition of the high standards of care provided at the home – which provides residential and residential dementia services for the local community. The 40-bed home received a ‘Good’ CQC report in February 2021 in all categories, demonstrating that the home is safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. 

HC-One is committed to providing the highest standards of care in every community they serve, which is demonstrated by their 9.5/10 average rating on the website – which is among the highest review scores across the care home sector.

Review from A C (Granddaughter of Resident) published on 29 June 2022,, stated:

“I love my nana being cared for in Ashbourne Lodge, she is so so happy with all the care she receives. She loves all the staff and all the activities in the care home.”

Ashbourne Lodge’s Home Manager, Punam Randhawa said:

“Our Residents and their families, friends and loved ones are always at the heart of everything we do at Ashbourne Lodge and so it means the world to know that they recognise the dedication and kind care of the whole team – as reflected in their independent reviews on and our position as a Top 20 Care Home in North East.”

HC-One’s Managing Director, Nicola Bales said:

“I am delighted that Ashbourne Lodge have been announced as a winner of the Top 20 Award 2022 in North East, based on independent reviews by those using our services over the past year. This is an amazing achievement, which reaffirms our mission to be the first-choice care home for Residents, their loved ones and our Colleagues in each of the communities we serve.”

In total, 24 HC-One homes received awards for being among the Top 20 care homes in their respective regions with nine receiving awards for being in the Top 20 Care Homes in the North East of England.