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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:

  • Valdigarth

    Learning disability

    20 Granville Terrace, Wheatley Hill, DH6 3JQ

  • The Lawns Care Home

    Dementia, Older People, Physical disability

    Ridsdale Street, Darlington, DL1 4EG

  • Mendip House

    Older People, Physical disability

    West Lane, Chester-le-Street, DH2 3AS

  • Karline Care Home

    Learning disability

    23 Dickens Street, Spennymoor, DL16 6AZ

  • St Williams Residential Home

    Older People

    Cornwall Avenue, Darlington, DL1 2LJ

  • Huntercombe House - Peterlee

    Learning disability

    Westcott Road, Peterlee, County Durham, SR8 5JE

  • St Georges Hall and Lodge

    Dementia, Older People

    Middleton St George Hospital, Darlington, DL2 1TS

  • Grampian House

    Older People, Physical disability

    Grampian Way, Peterlee, SR8 2LR

  • Redworth House

    Dementia, Learning disability

    Byerley Road, Shildon, County Durham, DL4 1HQ

  • Pretoria Court Complex Care Home

    Older People, Physical disability

    Pretoria Court, Corbridge Road Medomsley, Medomsley, Consett, DH8 6QY