Armstrong House

Trusted to care in Gateshead


Armstrong House

Welcome to Armstrong House

Our care home in Bensham near Gateshead is a modern, purpose-built home where our friendly and compassionate team provides exceptional residential and nursing care, dementia care and palliative and end of life care.

Armstrong House is a three-storey, purpose-built care home. Each bedroom is light, airy and comfortable with en-suite facilities, a 24-hour nurse call system and telephone and TV connections. Our care home has six cosy lounges and four dining rooms plus a hair and nail salon. 

We treat each resident as an individual, helping them to live independent, fulfilling lives. Our team receives the latest training, including dementia training designed by Care UK’s own in-house experts, which gives them a deep insight into the challenges faced by people living with this condition.

At a glance


110 Lobley Hill Road
Tyne & Wear

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CQC Rating
Open to new residents

Life at our home

Baking, gardening, therapy animal visits, outings and festive events – the Armstrong House team ensure that there’s plenty to get involved in every day. We also have time for your loved one one-to-one, and we’re passionate about making people’s wishes come true.

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  • Cafe
  • Garden
  • Hair and beauty salon
  • Shop
  • Church Services
Life at our home
Life at our home
Life at our home

Care at our home

At Armstrong House or team provides a full range of care, so we can continue caring for your loved one even if their needs change in the future.

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Armstrong House

Types of care offered

  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care

Healthcare services

  • Rehabilitation
  • Chiropody
  • District nursing team
  • Optician
  • Dentist
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Community support services

Meet the team

Every day our colleagues live our values of passionate, caring and teamwork to empower residents to enjoy fulfilling lives.

Meet the team

The dedicated and experienced team at Armstrong House will provide your loved one with care that is completely tailored to their individual needs and wishes.


There’s a great team here – we provide a high standard of care for residents – and the team deserves to be proud of what they’ve achieved. Everyone is very committed to ensuring that every resident is happy and cared for.

Shirley SummerbellHome Manager

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How we are doing

When you’re choosing care for a loved one, trust is fundamental to your decision. Take a look at some of our reviews from family members and residents.

How we are doing reviews

CQC Rating: Good

What others have to say

Here are just some of the comments we’ve received from family, friends and residents at Armstrong House care home.

To all the team who cared for my Grandpa Harry Thynne, thank you for the love, attention and patience. It was a huge relief to us that he was in such good hands. All our love, Gina, Issy and family. 

Family of resident, October 2021

Thank you for all your have done in these difficult months to make our loved one safe.

Relative of a resident, July 2021

We want to say how very grateful we are to you all for looking after our Aunty Doreen during her stay with you. For treating her like family. The care and support you gave not only to Doreen but to us was second to none. A huge thank you to you all.

Relative of a resident, May 2021

Just a note of thanks to you and your staff for the excellent care Sheila received during her time with you. It was reassuring through a difficult couple of years, I knew she was being well looked after.

Relative of a resident, May 2021

Her room was spotless when we were last there and we could not fault the cleanliness of the home.

Relative of a resident, April 2021

Your next steps

Not sure where to start, or how to choose?
Our customer care team can guide you through the process step-by-step, whether it’s understanding care types, finding the right care home or understanding more about funding care. 

Want to learn more about this home or arrange a visit?
Speak to our friendly care support team who can answer any questions you may have about the care available at our home and can help book a showround of the home at a time convenient to you.

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Your next steps
Your next steps
Your next steps

Our response to COVID


As the Government’s latest guidance evolves, keep up to date with the latest information in relation to visiting, new admission procedures, vaccination roll-out, and the protocols in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents.

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Our response to COVID

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