About Us

Who we are

Ashwood Court, one of the highest rated dementia nursing homes in the Sunderland area on carehome.co.uk, is a purpose built care home accommodating up to 30 residents in comfortable, homely en-suite rooms. The home is split across 3 wings; male only EMI, mixed EMI and younger adults with mental health conditions.

Our registered manager Helen, a 'Dementia Champion', has built an enthusiastic and passionate care team who pride themselves on providing high-quality, focussed care whilst encouraging independence, fun and laughter. Our recent CQC report recognised that "there was a welcoming atmosphere and lots of laughter in the home".

Here at Ashwood Court, we continually strive to maintain a family atmosphere within a warm, happy and safe environment. Family events such as tea parties and fundraisers are arranged throughout the year and visitors are always warmly received. Friends and family are more than welcome to join in with activities or sit and enjoy a meal with residents.

The home is located by going from Sunderland city centre, head out towards Hendon/Seaham on A4018. Go straight over roundabout for Raich Carter Sports Centre, then turn right at the next roundabout, and immediately right again at the next, onto Corporation Road. After 400m, turn right at the crossroads into Rosalie Terrace. As the road bends to the left past Villette Surgery, Ashwood is the next building on the RHS, on the corner with Tower Street. Turn into Tower Street and immediately right again for the car park.


Staff Training

Staff training plays a major priority at Hollins Bank. All our staff are trained a series of mandatory courses, amongst which listed below, as well as job specific roles, such as customer service, communication or time management.

The courses mandatory are:

Health & Safety

COSHH - Control of Substances Hazardous to Health

Infection Control

Safeguarding; MCA & DoLs


Equality & Diversity


Moving & Handling

Fire Safety

Fluids & Nutrition

Pressure Care

Oral Hygiene


End of Life



Our Activities

An essential part of our home life is organising stimulating activities for residents to keep minds and bodies active. We have a dedicated activities co-ordinator at the home.

Some of the activities currently available to residents:

Hairdressing salon.

‘Move it Mobility’ - seated exercises and games.

Regular visits of clergy and communion.

Poetry-reading session.

Board games and dominos.

Sing-a-longs with visiting musical comperes and entertainers.

Floor games - Skittles, targets, etc.

Balloon Games.

Animal visits – owls and exotic animals.

Supervised craft work and painting opportunities.

Outside gardening with accessible raised flower beds.

One to One sessions.

Escorted trips out - local cafe, walks into the village.

Reminiscence activities.

Topical sessions - Olympics, Football, Royalty.

Our Location

Suffolk Street, Hendon, Sunderland, SR2 8JZ

Our Telephone Number