The Local Community...

Maintaining and encouraging an interest in the outside world is an integral part of our ethos and supports a varied and well balanced lifestyle for all at Birtley House.

As a business we have always maintained strong connections to the local community, meaning our nursing home Residents have many opportunities to enjoy both indoor and outdoor events. These connections allow us to bring opportunities into the home and onto the estate wherever possible, which is particularly important for those Residents who are no longer able to visit places themselves or interact easily.

A much loved community experience is the intergenerational opportunities we are able to provide through strong connections with local nurseries and schools.

We have a close working relationship with the halow project, a local charity who support young adults with learning disabilities. They visit our kitchen garden each week and with the supervision of our award winning gardener Matt, the group help to plant, grow and manage our fruit and vegetable beds. Whilst much of the food grown is used in our Residents meals, the halow project also spend time with our in house chefs, learning valuable culinary skills whilst cooking and baking food which they can then take to local market stalls.

To allow these young people to fully explore their interests in outdoor activities, we converted the Birtley House Kitchen Garden into a Community Garden, and a space also for them to socialise whilst ‘at work’. Our friends from halow also mix with our Residents during their activities, further developing the intergenerational experience for both parties, and giving our Residents the chance to share some of their own gardening (and cooking) knowledge to the young group.

Other community events may be part of the monthly Activities programme e.g. a visit from a local school, hosting a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer support (our latest raised a staggering £1850), or our annual Christmas Choral Concert, with a visit from an excellent local choir.


…enjoying the activities and surroundings.


Please browse through our photo gallery capturing moments from events throughout the year to residents enjoying day-to-day life at Birtley House.

Activities & Wellbeing

Our dedicated activities team play a vital role in the care of our residents. Members of the Birtley team are available five days a week…

The Estate

The grounds surrounding Birtley House provide a serene setting for the Nursing Home and Mews. The eight acres of formal gardens incorporate easy-access paths to…

Charitable Work

The Birtley community enjoys raising funds for various charities throughout the year which helps maintain interest in the world outside Birtley House, and is something…