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Durham care homes and Durham nursing homes

Durham is the 19th largest county in England and the 23rd largest by population.The county town is Durham, although the town with the largest population is Darlington, which is best known for being the place where the world's first railway line was situated.

It is perhaps best known for having two of the best known examples of Norman architecture in England, with the castle and cathedral in the city of Durham. The city is also home to Durham University, one of the highest academically rated in the country, and also (although it is open to debate) the oldest university in the UK after Oxford and Cambridge. Much of its wealth came from the mining industry, particularly coal and lead.

As of the 2001 census there were 36,497 people aged over 70 living in the County of Durham, approximately 11.6% of the total population. Within the county there are 195 residential care and nursing care homes providing services for older people and people with learning disabilities.

Below is a full list of care homes, sheltered care homes, respite care homes and nursing homes in Durham:

  • Dean Lodge

    Learning disability

    Dean Road, Ferryhill, DL17 8AW

  • Derwentside Dementia Care Centre

    Dementia, Older People

    157 Durham Road, Blackhill, Consett, DH8 5TH

  • Devonshire House

    Dementia, Older People, Physical disability

    The Green, West Auckland, Bishop Auckland, DL14 9HW

  • Epworth Residential Home

    Dementia, Older People

    Front Street, Tanfield Lea, Stanley, DH9 9LX

  • Crosshill Nursing Home

    Physical disability

    2a Paragon Street, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2NN

  • St Margarets Care Home

    Dementia, Older People, Physical disability

    St Margarets Garth, Crossgate, Durham, DH1 4DS

  • Whorlton Grange Care Home

    Dementia, Older People

    Whorlton, Barnard Castle, DL12 8XA

  • Kaydar Residential

    Learning disability

    5-7 Snowgreen Road, Shotley Bridge, Consett, DH8 0HD

  • Woodland Care Home

    Mental health

    28 Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7NP

  • Beechwood Residential Care Home

    Learning disability

    29 Queens Road, Blackhill, Consett, DH8 0BL