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Our General Manager Is a Dementia Friends Champion!

Our General Manager, Loraine, has recently become a Dementia Friends Champion, following the successful completion of training with The Alzheimer’s Society!

In her role as a Dementia Friends Champion, Loraine will be delivering a number of informative and interactive sessions within our local communities focused on dementia, living with the disease and its impact upon everyone within the family group, not just the person diagnosed.

Talking about her new venture, Loraine said: “Dementia care is a key focus for us, with many residents at Cramlington House and West Farm Care Centre living with it, and it’s very close to our hearts so it’s important that we champion it not just within Craig Healthcare but within our local communities as much as possible. I am very passionate about dementia awareness and believe we can become a truly Dementia Friendly Society if we change the way we approach care for the disease. Firstly, we need to accept that dementia happens and people will continue to be diagnosed so Craig Healthcare wants to show how people can live with dementia in a positive way, providing highly personalised, informed and innovative care through research and partnership with many fields of experts which includes providing the best physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing support to those living with dementia. I want to get the message out there that life does not stop with a diagnosis of dementia but instead it is possible to live in a positive way with this disease.”

If you would like to book a place at one of Loraine’s information sessions for yourself, friends or family or even if you would like her to carry out a session in a local community group, please contact her at Cramlington House on 01670 591 930 or



What people are saying

  • "I am very pleased with how my mother has settled in and generally how supportive and caring the staff are. This has given us peace of mind knowing that she is safe & well looked after. Thank you."

  • "Our mum has been a resident at Cramlington House for over a year and we have nothing but praise for the friendly, approachable staff and management. We always feel like part of an extended family and when we visit nothing is too much bother. We are completely happy with the standard of care, support and understanding we all receive as a family."

  • "From the first day, I knew it was the place for my mum. Clean, friendly staff, lovely environment! My mum would not get the opportunity to do the activities she is experiencing if she was not in Cramlington House. It is home from home and we can visit anytime. I can't say enough of how great Cramlington House is. "

  • "This is an absolutely superb care facility. The staff say that this is the home of the residents, in which they work - and they evidence that philosophy every day. In the last months of our mother's long life, we took comfort form the fact that she was safe and secure, being well-fed and looked after. The entire care team are brilliant. "

  • "All the staff at West Farm have provided such wonderful care, compassion and support to my auntie. We both feel incredibly lucky to have found West Farm, it’s been the perfect home for my auntie. I can honestly say, hand on heart, every aspect of the care provided by each member of staff at West Farm has been outstanding."