Lead the life

you want to live

Your Life, Your Way, Your Home.

Ashdown Care

Beautiful homes that offer you comfort and security, giving you full control over your own life. You get to do what you want, when you want.
Are you a

Care Professional?

Let us make your job as easy as possible. At Ashdown, you’ll benefit from a professional and knowledgeable care team that will ensure a smooth transition for your clients, meaning a hassle-free experience and exceptional value for money.

Are you a

Family Member?

Ashdown Care provides secure, comfortable homes where your loved one will feel safe and happy with the sense of empowerment that comes from living independently. All our homes are fully equipped to cater for every need alongside the home comforts you would expect.

Are you a

Service User?

An Ashdown home will allow you to live the life you want to live. All our homes are safe so that you’ll always feel secure. You’ll feel independent and above all you’ll love the home comforts we provide for you.

How Can We

Help You?

At Ashdown Care, it is our wish that the people in our care are empowered to live the life they want to live. We envision our homes providing a rock-solid foundation for people so that they can focus on independence and a bright future.

Ashdown Care is family run, caring, professional and happy organisation. We offer specialised, compassionate care to all those who reside in our five homes. Our team of professionals genuinely care, ensuring those in our care have the foundation to lead a fantastic life. With a reputation for accepting people with challenging behaviours, we pride ourselves on providing them with an unconditional, caring environment for life – or for as long as they wish.

Let’s meet up for a cup of coffee and a no obligation chat about a future with support from Ashdown. Use the contact form below to get in touch with us today.

Gary & Linda Candlish

  • “I am really impressed at how many activities are incorporated in RH’s support plan. You have a good balance of social and productive opportunities and there are not many places I visit that have paid such attention to detail.”

    Angela Occupational Therapist
  • "It was found that staff were extremely skilled, knowledgeable and effective. The registered manager was an extremely visible leader who demonstrably created a warm, supportive and non-judgemental environment in which people had clearly thrived. People’s quality of life was demonstrably improved by the service operated at the home. It was clear that the changes in behaviour were attributable to the care being offered."

    Katie Tucker CQC inspector Feb 2016
  • “Ravenscroft is a beautiful bungalow, staff are friendly and there is always a welcome for everyone. There is plenty of entertainment with trips to the Zoo, the seaside, the park, theatre and pantomimes. I would recommend Ravenscroft to anyone, look around and see all the happy contented faces, and that is all the recommendations you need.”

    Anne Martin
  • The opinion of Ravenscroft has been well discussed and I wanted you to know that the atmosphere of the home is lovely, comfortable, friendly and welcoming. It is recognised that this is a place of work but that it does not appear so, it feels like home. We have been touched by the genuine bereavement staff felt for the loss of both service users and you should be recommended as an example of what care is.

    Deaconess Kenna Wrekenton Methodist Church
  • “I am really impressed with how the staff team have managed over the last year. It's made my day to see how well ML is doing and I really don’t think I could have found a better home for her.”

    Jo Harrop Social Worker
  • I would say that the management and staff are completely approachable and sympathetic with a positive 'can do' behaviour towards any and all problems that have been encountered in our case

    Linda and Ian Mcpherson
  • “My daughter Gillian lives at Eastbourne, and after living in different places this is the only one she has settled in and is really happy, which I think is down to the fantastic job the staff do. Gillian is well cared for and I think she is a little spoiled. Every time I visit, Gillian is always happy and the rest of the lads are happy too, like one big happy family. We are always made welcome by the staff, offering us cups of tea and biscuits and taking the time to sit and talk to us. Eastbourne is a very homely place and we are always invited to all the activities that take place. I couldn't ask for a better place for Gillian to live.”

    Mrs Morrison
  • “The atmosphere of the home is lovely, comfortable, friendly and welcoming, it feels like home. You should be recommended as an example of what care is.”

    Deaconess Kenna Wrekenton Methodist Church
Beautiful Housing

Where You’ll Feel
Right at Home

We provide you with a home, living with only a
few others for life or for as long as you want to.

We create a personalised support plan for everyone whostays in one of our care homes, meaning that you getto live the life you want to live.

Our owners and managers are all trained nurses,
which means we know how to care, always acting
with kindness and compassion.

We are a family business, led by husband and wife team
Gary and Linda Candlish. We take real pride in the
exceptional level of care we are able to give our service-users.

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Our Care Homes


  • 289 Eastbourne Avenue, Gateshead, NE8 4NN
  • 0191 420 6368


  • 9 Tynevale Terrace, Gateshead, NE8 2XY
  • 0191 423 3081

South Hill

  • 25 South Hill Road, Gateshead, NE8 2XZ
  • 0191 477 3526


  • Ravenscroft, West View, Wrekenton, NE9 7UY
  • 0191 487 5085

Denmark St

  • 32 Denmark Street, Gateshead, NE8 1NQ
  • 0191 340 5287

ISL & Direct Payment Support

  • 32 Denmark Street, Gateshead, NE8 1NQ
  • 0191 340 5287