Our central position in Barnard Castle puts us at the heart of community life.
We offer a variety of group and one-to-one activities, all tailored to the interests of residents. Many people enjoy getting involved in the traditional local craft of proggy - or rag rug - making. We display our mats and other crafts at country fairs and often come away with a prize or two.
Something different every day
Several times a year we have some unusual visitors in the form of the exotic animals and birds of prey from local petting zoos. Miniature horses have also paid us a visit.
Music is a big part of everyday life at Kings Court. Twice a week we visit the local church to join in 'Singing for the brain' which is organised by the Alzheimer's Society. It’s a great way for people, particularly those living with dementia, to express themselves and socialise in a fun group.
We like to get out and about in the community and often take residents to local cafés, church coffee mornings and garden centres, as well as to see the collections at The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle.
Faith is important to many of our residents. We hold a monthly non-denominational service at the home, and we happily support residents to attend local places of worship for services.
Enjoying good food
Meal times are a highlight at Kings Court. Our chef serves up a choice of dishes that are tailored to residents’ tastes and preferences. We cater for different dietary needs, and if your loved one fancies something that isn’t on the menu, we’ll cook it especially for them.
We’re always updating menus to reflect feedback from residents and relatives. We have a lovely dining room, with attractively-set tables where residents can eat in small groups. On Sundays everyone enjoys a more informal meal of sandwiches and cake in the lounge – we call it ‘teas on knees’. You’re welcome to join your loved one for a meal whenever you wish.